Decentralized Waste: Excel Industries



YEAR: 2015
CLIMATE: Tropical Wet-Dry, 72.5–77.0 °F
AREA: 1.5m x 2.2m 
100 kg  (0.11 tons) of compost per unit per day
REQUIRES: 300 kg (0.33 tons) of organic waste per day
Individual Unit, easily scalable

Case Study Background

The Bioneer technology created by Excel Industries allows housing societies, industrial kitchens, malls and food courts, hospitals, large-scale corporate cafeterias, and other industrial or institutional bodies to dispose of their organic waste in a more responsible manner. The modularity allows for a scalable capacity of the system based on the clients needs. This particular system fits into a broader business model of waste management that includes centralized composting centers, and waste treatment products. Waste is fed into the Bioneer and extracted as compost in 24 hours.





The organic waste converter (OWC) serves industrial kitchens, hospitals, food processing companies, slaughterhouses, municipal wards,  housing complexes, etc. It is capable of treating 100 kg to 2MT per day depending on the size of the converter purchased.  Capital cost varies depending on the scale but ranges from $6,100 for a single of the smallest units to $61,530. Operating costs  is around 5 rupees per kg.  Organic waste must be segregated, and 2 to 10 people are needed to operate. About 10 square meters are needed to process 100 kg per day.  (source) 


(Data in this diagram is from this source) 


(Data in this diagram is from this source) 


New technology led to the development of Bioneer, which eliminates the curing process, enabling usable compost to be obtained within 24 hours. (source)WASTE PRESENTATION .028


A single person can operate the bioneer. Check it out in action:


Check out this video explaining  both the problem of organic waste disposal in India, and the Bioneer technology. As portrayed in the diagram above, a Bioneer-300 is capable of treating the average person’s organic waste daily. Though the capital cost of one machine is steep and out of reach for the majority, starting to use this technology as a method of decentralization at a commercial and industrial scale, is feasible and could alleviate the amount of organic waste ending up in landfills.

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-Andrea and Abhishikta


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