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What is Zero Impact Farming?

Anaerobic Digester together with


Photobioreactor and Lab on Chip
Technology, provides for a compact,
efficient, easy to use farm system.

Zero Impact Farming produces methane and carbon algae growth. Here the algae
dioxide along with a small amount efficiently captures sunlight and
By integrating the best, most
of hydrogen sulphide by eating the converts the carbon dioxide and
efficient and proven technologies
voltaile solids in the manure. Once waste nutrients into biomass while
Zeecol has created a system that
microbes are established other cleansing the water.
recycles all waste products into
organic materials are added to the
useful products for your farm. All at The biomass is processed on site
system to increase gas yeilds.
affordable prices. In this way you and turned into bio-diesel and feed.
can farm in confidence knowing that When the microbes are done a Algae are 400x more efficient than
your farming operation will have solid remains thats high in bio- grass in converting sunlight to
zero adverse impact on the available nitrogen along with a biomass. So only a few hectares of
environment, while you recover clarified liquid that photobioreactors are needed
energy in the form of fuel and contains many different to replace hundreds of
electricity, and valued products in micronutrients. hectares of grasslands. Since
the form of feed and fertilizer. All water is 100% recycled, and
The gases pass
from waste youre throwing away not lost to the environment,
through a separator that
today. While recovering usable this productivity occurs in
purifies and liquifies the
water from waste as well. even arid desert
various gases for use on
environments.
site.
We Start with Manure
The methane is used Simple with Lab-on-Chip
Zeecol takes all available animal
to fuel a generator that
and agricultural waste from your Getting all these systems to
produces all the electricity
farm and processes it with an work efficiently together
for the farm. Surplus
anaerobic digester. Anaerobic means takes a biochemistry lab.
methane is used to power
without air. So, unlike traditional Thats why Zeecol developed a lab-
vehicles.
manure handling, Zeecol keeps the on-chip to make its zero impact
manure in a sealed container. This The hydrogen sulphide is system work well while remaining
means odor is reduced. reduced to sulfate and added the easy to use and maintain. The lab
solids to create a high sulfate also documents water quality and
We end up with Saleable Goods fertilizer replacement. farm health independently.
In that container, called an The carbon dioxide is mixed
Anaerobic Digester, Zeecol maintains with the clarified liquid and used to
a colony of microbes under ideal support algae growth in a
conditions. This colony efficiently photobioreactor. This is a glass tube
that maintains ideal conditions for
What Does Zero Impact Farming Cost?

Zeecol delivers FEED, FUEL,


FERTILIZER and ELECTRICITY
to your farm at a 20% savings
using your waste on your site.

Zero Impact Financing Sign an Off-Take Contract on your farm, the quality of the
products and their immediate
Its no secret that farming in Zeecol does not ask its clients to
delivery to you is assured.
New Zealand is under increased buy equipment. Instead, Zeecol asks
financial pressure. Despite the gains farmers to buy the things they are
The Benefits of Participation
offered by Zeecol any farm must ask already buying today, and offers
the question, what is this going to them at a substantial savings. Zeecol Since nitrogen in waste is
cost me? then builds, owns and operates the controlled and converted to a form
equipment on your farm and more easily absorbed by plants after
The surprising answer to that
maintains it as well. passing through our system, farms
question is that it will cost you less
that participate in the Zeecol system
than you are paying We ask our clients to
can maintain or increase their
now. sign an off-take
stocking rates! This is an important
contract. Its the
Thats, because immediate benefit.
same way oil and
Zeecol has given just
gas wells are
as much thought to Up and Running in 18 months
financed and its
how farmers will
how we finance our Zeecol uses experienced and
pay for its
operation on your proven vendors for all its products.
technology, as it
farm. For this reason our commitment to
figured out how
you is that we will have a system up
they will use and An efficient and
and running on your farm in
benefit from it. diverse market
eighteen months after signing an off-
exists for financing
take contract.
Start by Cutting oil and gas
Your Costs production.
First Steps
Zeecol looks at what your The Zeecol system, with the
We ask clients to sign a Letter of
operation currently uses. We then right kind of contract signed by the
Intent and pay a small participation
offer to supply all we can from our farmer, obtains financing the same
fee. We then complete a detailed
system. We use waste from your way an oil and gas well owner
engineering analysis, and get your
operation. We locate equipment on obtains financing.
approval on what must be installed.
your farm. We deliver product
You then sign an off-take contract,
directly to you. We offer a 20% Quality and Delivery Assured
and we get that financed and
savings from what you are paying
Since everything is made on commence.
now, for what you are buying now.
your farm using waste produced on
your farm, using equipment located
Other Key Questions for Zero Impact Farming

Beyond the environment, beyond


the money, there are other
important question you should ask
when considering Zeecol

TMR for the Cost of Spring Grass? Maximize Gross Feed Efficiency? Stocking Rate?
What if you could have the What if you could obtain ideal Freed from the limitations of
benefit of Total Mixed Rations at mixed rations throughout the year at your farm, and free of the
near the cost of Spring Grass any prices that let you maximize gross restrictions imposed by
time of the year? How would that feed efficiency and maintain low environmental considerations, how
impact your farms operatoin? milk solid costs? far can I raise my stocking rates?
What impact would that have on my
operation?

Next Steps
What must I do next?
First, we count the number of
cows you currently have and review
your costs. We then prepare an
estimate of the benefits you can
achieve, and estimate the size of the
facility for your site.
Most farms depend on rye grass Zero Impact?
Second, once you approve
throughout the year and supplement What if you could of this preliminary plan, we
their feed as needed through the achieve all these with zero prepare a Letter of Intent
season. Zeecol provides high quality impact on the environment and ask you to pay a
feeds throughout the year through total recycling? participation fee. This is the
independently of season!
You can, by processing only fee you will pay prior
all your waste through the to delivery of product.
Change Lactation Timing?
Zeecol system. This waste is Third, with the fee and
What if you could time your used to grow micro algae letter, we prepare a formal
lactation independently of season to efficiently to produce engineering study and
obtain the best price for your milk nutritional and feed products arrange financing.
solids? All farmers take advantage in addition to fuel and
of the season to minimize costs. fertilizer all while reclaiming Fourth, we get approvals
What if you could operate the water used. and commence construction. You
independently of season? You can start saving 18 months after we
with Zeecol! begin and continue for the contract.
How Does Zero Impact Farming Work?

Zeecol delivers FEED, FUEL,


FERTILIZER and ELECTRICITY,
along with FRESH WATER all
made from farm wastes.

Zero Impact Function ! feed demand and animal feed production with daily harvest all year
supplements are rising! round. This brings more security of
! Zeecol collects all farm waste supply of raw materials to the feed
and processes it through an anaerobic market. Algae also possesses
Microalgae plays an important role in
digester. Zeecol then further processes advantages in terms of productivity
the future. They are one of the
the digester waste in a photobioreactor and can be cultivated in non-arable
potential sources of foods and feeds
to produce biomass using colonies of areas.
provided by Nature with the potential
beneficial single celled organisms like
to feed an ever growing and affluent
algae.
population. ! The large number evaluations
have established the suitability of algal
! The world population growth biomass as a valuable feed over the
! Microalgae are the
-and increasing average standard of years. Thirty percent of the world
photosynthetic organisms in the first
living, means an increasing demand algal production is sold for animal
levels of the aquatic food-chains, on
on feeds feed today. It will only grow in the
which an ever growing
part of our food will come future.
! Total world feed from. We domesticate these
output is 614 million plants, as we have done
tonnes. Animal feed with higher plants, to
consumption already manage their large scale
exceeds direct human production for a wide
food consumption by a range of applications,
factor of four. This ratio including feeds.
can only rise as the
demand for more animal
! The survival,
protein increases.
growth, development,
productivity and fertility of
! The ability to animals are a reflection of
produce increasing their health. Feed quality is
amounts of feeds is one of the most important factor
the greatest challenges facing influencing animal health, especially in
mankind, perhaps even greater than connection with intensive breeding
the environmental, energy, global conditions and the recent trend to
warming and resource crisis. avoid "chemicals" like antibiotics

! There are 7.2 billion people ! Microalgae possess many


in the world. It is estimated that by Table 1. General composition of some
unique biochemical properties that are
2030 there will be 2 billion more animal feeds and foods, and microalgae
playing an important roles of
mouths to feed. This world population species (% of dry matter of maximum
nutrition. In addition to the
growth is driving meat consumption, values achieved in each commodity),
nutritional value that microalgae feeds
and more meat means more grain, so provide to animal health, algae allows