A mass disposal system for poultry affected by disease has been developed by BATM Advanced Communications.
The Israeli technology and medical laboratory systems firm said its Pathogenic Waste Treatment and Sterilisation unit was the world’s first mobile agri-waste treatment solution and has been awarded a contract worth $2.5m.
Poultry affected by disease and illness cannot be transported from their location and are disposed of on-site either via burning or burial. The treatment process is completely eco-friendly with no hazardous materials or chemicals used and creates no odour.
This order follows the successful installation and operation over the last several months of an agri-waste treatment solution at a major rendering site. BATM said it received two significant orders for stationary units, one for treating poultry and another contract to treat bovine remains. The company said both contracts were advancing well with full commercial deployment of the first one expected in H1 2017.
“We are very pleased to have received a significant order for our mobile agri-waste treatment solution from such a major customer,” said chief executive Dr Zvi Marom. “Our agri-waste solution is unique and, in addition to its cost advantages and savings, provides a perfect ecological solution. We believe that making our solution mobile presents our customers with a new, efficient and eco-friendly way of dealing with animal diseases.”