Pepsi has demonstrated its commitment to reducing its environmental impacts up and down the value chain. The old-school approach to greening is to focus on operations within the proverbial 'four walls.' But Pepsi is approaching sustainability more holistically, with much greater impact.
Greening Pepsi, from fertilizer to bottles
How to Make Cow Dung Fertilizer
Currently, the most common and valuable processing method is to turn cow dung/manure into sellable organic fertilizer. Cow dung is a derived product from wastes produced by cattle, providing high levels of organic materials and rich in nutrients, including about nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium as well as many other essential nutrients. According to the data, daily cow dung contain 12.9% DM and excreting a total of 0.15kg N, 0.04kg P and 0.08kg K. Moreover, cow manure also contains high levels of ammonia that...
AMETEK Land `World Fertilizer` - A Clearer Picture
Thomas Fortinberry, Business Development Manager Industrial Gas, AMETEK Land, details fixed thermal imaging for steam methane reformers and how effective monitoring of process temperature data can provide better asset management. Within a hydrogen plant, continuous reliable running of equipment is essential for optimising production and reducing energy usage. Many plants choose to sacrifice production by running at lower temperatures. However, studies have shown that 10°C drop in temperature can result in a...
New Manure Sidedress Method Lowers Fertilizer Costs, Increases Yields
With corn needing nitrogen, and pigs and cattle producing a lot of it, anything that offers a better way to use their waste to fortify crops should intrigue farmers. Two agriculture experts at The Ohio State University have redesigned a metal tractor attachment so that it allows farmers to put manure on a field while crops are emerging. Applying manure to growing crops, which is not widely done in Ohio or nationwide, can boost yields, reduce nutrient losses, and give livestock producers and commercial manure...
Black Worm Castings/VermaPlex Can Replace Harmful Chemical Fertilizers
Whether you have a farm or home garden, the health of the soil directly correlates to the quality of the fruit and vegetables. The healthy soil movement is centered around bringing attention to the fact that fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are killing our soil and seeping into our food supply. Our soil is depleted of essential nutrients, fungi and bacteria due to decades of agricultural abuse. “Although the United States has some of the richest soils in the world, decades of agricultural abuse have...
Quality Organic Fertilizers & Soil Amendments at an Affordable Price
Our health starts with our soil. If the soil in our farms and gardens is depleted of life because of chemical and fertilization, the food will be sterile and not healthy. They key to a healthy body, soul, and mind is organically grown food that is full of life. “When the things we put into our bodies are healthy, our bodies are able to utilize the nutrients with very little energy. This leaves the rest of the energy in our food to be utilized for our activities of the day. We feel more alive, more alert,...