Soil Improvement

BPR has two primary technologies which work excellently in this area:

  1. BioChar
  2. Solutek

BioChar is a by-product of BPR’s WasteMaster downdraft gasifier (see Waste-to-Energy page). When added to soil, it increases the humic content, enables greater moisture retention, and stimulates and protects microbes. Decades of research in Japan and recent studies in the U.S. have shown that BioChar stimulates the activity of a variety of agriculturally important soil microorganisms and can greatly affect the microbiological properties of soils. The pores in BioChar provide a suitable habitat for many microorganisms by protecting them from predation and drying, while providing many of their diverse carbon, energy, and mineral nutrient needs.

Solutek is a 100% natural organic solution that massively promotes and causes the rapid growth of beneficial, naturally occurring bacteria that, when added to soil, increase microbial activity; when added to clay soils, Solutek helps promote the breakdown of the clay and encourages the formation of friable soil.

A combination of BioChar and Solutek acts to increase soil fertility, rejuvenates, and revives the soil to promote a better quality of crops and an increase in crop yield, as well as assisting in the uptake by root systems of man-made fertilisers, thus reducing costs to farmers.


Grease and Septicity

The Port Douglas (Douglas Shire) area was amalgamated into Cairns Water and the maintenance and operation of the network and Sewage Treatment Plant became, Before Solutek Organic Concentrate was introduced to the effluent treatment process, residual Chemical Oxygen Demand/Biochemical Oxygen Demand.