Biomax: turning waste to growth.

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Singapore has many things to offer to Africa but no one would have imagined one of these things may be organic fertiliser with the understanding that agriculture is not what Singapore is best known for. Nevertheless, a firm with an unorthodox business positioning, Biomax Technologies, has developed an innovative solution in producing top grade organic fertiliser that is rich in organic matter and free from pathogens and odour.

Biomax, one of Singapore's leading science innovators, came up with a breakthrough technology that converts organic by-products into 100% pure powder-form organic fertiliser in one day. Backed by years of research and development, Biomax's Rapid Thermophilic Digestion Technology (RTDT) works efficiently with its patented BMi enzymes to break down organic waste into premium-grade fertiliser that is able to demand an attractive selling price.

BM1 enzymes are a natural cocktail of at least 10 different friendly bacteria with high heat tolerance. They act together as powerful enzymes in breaking down complex compounds into simpler molecules that are easier for plants' absorption. When combined with any type of organic waste in the digestor which provides an optimum working environment, the enzymes accelerate the decomposition and fermentation process. With this technology, Biomax Technologies supports businesses in both waste management and agriculture sectors.

The decomposition process takes place in a highly-controlled and hygienic environment at a high temperature of 83[degrees]C under aerobic condition, ensuring that no pathogens are able to survive. Moreover, the fact that wastes are treated in an enclosed system, "the digestor", means the quality of final product is independent from externalities such as weather conditions and the way raw materials are mixed, as compared to conventional composting. Produced in just one day, the fertiliser retains maximum nutrients from the original raw materials.

The feedstock in producing organic fertiliser could vary. It ranges from agricultural by-products such as sugarcane waste, grain husks, palm oil waste and fruit pulp, animal by-products such as manure and slaughterhouse waste, to even municipal wastes such as food waste, sewage sludge etc. Biogas sludge--the digestate from biogas operations that are increasingly popular in Africa's rural areas, can also be used. Regardless of the type of waste input, Biomax's in-house engineers and experts ensure that there is a good...

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