Could you tell me a little bit about your bi-products/waste?
I am in the manure and organic waste to energy field. The bi-product from soap making can be a great asset to this type of system, and I have a farm in your area that is looking at the possibility of one. So a few questions….
How much waste do you create?
Would you be willing to divert this waste to a local farm for energy production purposes?
What type s of waste do you have to possibly contribute?
Thank you for your time!
Chantal Beliveau, P.E.
What a terrific question!
Vermont has a long composting tradition, and we sent some of our soap waste up to the Intervale composting facility in Burlington, Vermont for testing some years ago. We found that even certified organic soap does not break down well and eventually gave up on the track. Instead we focused on re-use of our soap waste, creating Sudzy Putty Molding Soap. We also generate some small amount of waste vegetable oil which gets recycled into bio-diesel.
Wishing you all the Best,