FAQ – Common questions unveiled

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HiPoint bedding brochure 2019/20 - benefits

Who is HiPoint?

HiPoint Bedding Corp is a privately funded Zero Waste Environmental Recycling company that can manufacture an environmentally sustainable hypoallergenic dust-free reusable animal bedding and, through accelerated bioreactor drums, create higher yield biomass. We can solve up to 59,000 tons a year of the massive stall residual waste crisis while positively impacting global warming, all through the influence of the horse.


Can you take all the manure and stall residuals from a region?

No, we do not. Based on the region's size, we only take around 25% of the stall residual per Facility in the region. This controls truck flow volume control, and if the demand is there for more, we can build another site in different areas. We sell what we re-create.


How do you know where to build and how big a site to build?

We go through a stringent process of location. Feedstock. Support. Funding.

Location (does it have a high horse a human populous and are there lots of large events, showgrounds, racetracks, polo or hunter jumper event barns around the region) Feedstock analysis ( how much waste, quality and ability to sell bedding back to the community and get agreements to buy/sell reusable horse bedding. Support. We want to contribute to society. We want to be a solution to a problem, not the problem! We educate, advise others, work with community, Farms, county commissioners, and haulers to be the solution to a massive crisis. Funding. We are privately funded, and work with investors, government, and banks to build the solution for a region. Our profits self-fund the O&M costs of each Facility for a 20-year lifecycle.


How do you protect the residences around your site?

Existing licensed haulers bring covered trucks to our Facility and unload inside our fully-covered buildings to protect against odor, drift, and noise to the surrounding community. We currently build on industrial land that is directly connected to haulers' existing routes not to disrupt the accepted flow. We only bring in high wood shaving content stall residual waste and do not store or leave composting piles ( remember an inert compost pile does not smell ). It's only rotting aerobic food waste with a pungent smell.) We don't openly compost food waste.

Additionally, we choose to always be 100 ft from a residence where possible. That stops any noise pollution from trucks coming to unload and pick up new bagged bedding and biomass. Or from the db of the Facility to be at or below acceptable levels.


What do you do to maintain a low smell, low dust, low emission Facility?

The Horizon HPAB biomass process uses ozone generators that produce 10 grams/hour of ozone, which is more than enough to remove not only odors but any possible VOCs generated by other waste products. We use no chemicals or polymers in our process and naturally infuse the bedding to be healthy for horse & rider. Our equipment was designed in the field to be low to no emission running equipment driven by electricity, solar, and natural gas. We can shut doors and windows, but there is no breakdown of the wood shavings and manure particles that can cause odor because we process quickly and continually. Finally, the water and urine in the wood shavings are dried and heated to a molecular change into condensate, steam, and we then trap that through 49-micron filters as reusable water for cleaning or to wet the biomass.


What's your policy for controlling emissions noise odor in the biomass?

We only bring in heavy shavings with some manure buns in covered trucks to a covered building. We have carbon filters in the buildings and ozone generators in our drying and bioreactors - to make manure buns breakdown, inert, odorless, and any smell is trapped. These policies are for staff, and there would be no smell around the properties perimeter.


 

Water. Water. Everywhere! Protecting the water table.

HiPoint owners are passionate about being good stewards of the land air and water habitat. We encourage you to read more about water pollution and how manure waste is causing fecal and NPK pollution phosphorous overloading and Algal blooms in our lakes. This is costing water management millions in clean up and chemicals in stormwater treatment plants.

Our Facility process the manure buns immediately to stop off-gassing from aerobic breakdown when left on fields to rot. Any water leachate is grated and sent to be reused in the bioreactor and as we are on full concrete floors in a connected building, not wastewater can drain and enter the water table.

I hope you read this but go here for more on how we help water pollution.

Because HiPoint grabs the stall residuals quickly and processed them we remove manure from being dumped on the land. This leaching and off-gassing is causing hundred of tons of nutrients and fecal matter affecting our water quality.  In fact, for each large Facility, we build we can save 200,000 lbs of Methane off-gassing per year. Nitrogen: removal of 1,600 lbs per day (+200 tons per year) from leaching and off-gassing – average cost per lb median $15/lb = saving $6 Million costs per year Phosphorus: Removal of 670 lbs per day (+84 tons per year) from leaching and off-gassing – low average cost per pound median $50/lb saving $8.5 million per year Potassium: Removal 834 lbs per day Fecal matter For every 1 ton of feces = 28,316 grams / 100 ML. Equating to a TMDL (per day) or approx. 100,000 MPN/g per 100 ml each day reduction of manure fecal matter. Yikes.

 


We wanted to add a Myths and FAQ section to our Facilities to help understand the lengths we go to treat wood shavings with manure buns and process the whole wastestream in a safe, environmentally sustainable way.

 

1. Did you know we make sure that all manure is covered inside and treated to prevent any flies' disease or odor? We worked tirelessly to work with manufacturers and technology partners that had to provide low emissions and cleantech throughout the process.

2. Did you know we focus on cleaning up water pollution, methane-air pollution by removing, capturing, and reusing everything from the wastestream for good?

3. Did you know we do not stockpile manure laden rotting compost on our site – in fact, we don't even accept it

4. We only process fresh wood shavings that have been used in a horse stall and transported under cover from the farm to our site.

5. We are not a stand-alone compost site or transfer station

6. We do not take rotting manure to separate and process

7. We work with licensed haulers with covered trucks to protect the Environment

8. We control the quality of shavings to manure buns coming in

9. Stall residuals are above 60% wood shavings 40% buns

10. There are no unkept piles left outside on our property

11. Any water available before processing is used in the bioreactor

12. Urine and water moisture in the dryer is converted to steam and condensed back to the water for reuse

13. We make wood shavings and manure buns inert (no smell)

14. Low odor mandate throughout and around the property

15. Replaceable Carbon filters and Ozone filters used throughout

16. Fans & blowers produce low-level noise

17. Low traffic count to process 18,36, or 59,000 tons per year.


You say its a better bedding; why?

You can read our bedding chart here - additionally, we want to add the following:

Better for the Environment Cutting back waste to landfills, deforestation, truck emissions, methane off-gassing, and leaching. Social Responsibility. Reclaims up to 3 million gallons of water.

Better for the local region. No waste. No smell. No unsightly piles. Adding a safe, legal dumpsite as shavings with manure does not effectively increase yield or nutrients to Ag lands. Most counties do not allow placing stall residuals in landfills or on fields or left uncovered in the rainy season.

Better Supply chain. Reducing the steps in half to produce and deliver a quality bagged horse bedding to the local community. Buy local.

Better Bedding for Horse & Owner patent-pending process, system, and compounds. We manufacture a competitively priced bagged reusable horse bedding and high yield biomass cleanly and without the mess.


Technology - How did you choose manufacturers.

That is a long answer. In short, we tested manufacturers that were already in separating, drying, composting.

We want to build with horses in mind and athletically pleasing to equestrian world circles while being clean, simple, and practical, allowing us to modify for each regional code.

Each manufacturer has proven its self in drying with low to no emission. Separating while protecting the shavings' integrity, Carbon filers, and ozone generators to remove any smells.

Custom components that connected and automated multiple pieces of independent machinery to work ina unique way.

Monitoring tracking and tracing to be the best stewards of our industry and the environment around us.


 

HIpoint HPAB covered buildings 

 

HIpoint HPAB covered buildings

 

How does it work to maintain a clean environment?

HPAB is not a manure transfer station or outside composter in windrows. HPAB processes everything it accepts and resells it enclosed bales.

Haulers are already taking manure from many farms across the region. HPAB chooses to accept stall residual horse bedding waste from farms that have high wood content, low manure buns content from covered manure bins, or pits on those farms. The facility does not accept rotting manure.

Existing hauling trucks (which are also covered) truck along existing routes and turn into our Facility instead of continuing to other open compost, burning, or illegal dumping field. Haulers will drive into the proposed facility where the trucks use a tailgate or bin set up (which is also covered) and deposit material into the covered facility where it subsequently begins the processing components within a few hours. The hauling trucks then depart empty with their covers up. This hauling component prevents manure from potentially being spilled onto the streets across the county, and because it is processed within a few hours to days.

HPAB takes the manure and temporarily stores it on a concrete floor with a grate, so any leaching of water and urine gets moved to the bioreactor, which is undercover and also covered. There is little odor and any moisture is processed through extractor fans with carbon and ozone filters. This process prevents aerosol drift and will not affect area residents, especially those beyond a few hundred feet.

HPAB does not take rotting manure or leave manure on the ground to rot. Everything is processed for reuse undercover which reduces flies, disease, and the negative effects of leaving manure unprocessed on farms fields or compost sites. Flies only hatch on aerobic rotting manure from fly eggs that take about a week to three weeks to hatch. We process before this event - meaning,  less flies in the area to reduce zootonic disease due to our Facility and process.

The manure buns are separated from the shavings and moved to the bioreactor for drying and breaking down while the separated shavings proceed to their own drying process. There is no odor to the drying process since the moisture is converted to steam at high heat, and all the moisture turns to water which is stored in tanks after treatment through ozone and 49-micron filters. The water is stored outside in enclosed tanks.

The dried shavings are separated again to remove dust, and that dust is moved to the bioreactor drum. The shavings are treated with a natural infusion compound for health and safety and bagged for resale and stored in the building on pallets.

The bioreactor turns the manure buns - fines and dust and water in a self-heating drum for 5 to 7 days to render the biomass inert.
The biomass is placed inside the building to cure and bagged or trucked out in enclosed 52ft containers.

Nothing is wasted.

What can you share about the process

HiPoint Agro Bedding is an organization dedicated to Zero Waste Environmental Recycling of animal feedstock. Currently, horse stall residuals are a wastestream that is being inadequately and illegally disposed of at a high cost to many counties’ agricultural lands, air, and water habitat. We will be the first to recycle, repurpose, and reuse bi-products from a single waste stream of stall residuals into multiple revenue streams through the influence of the horse.

The separated shavings are dried, sterilized, and revitalized to be reused as horse bedding. Manufactured to be better quality, cleaner, and dust-free, they are infused with natural tree cellulose oils to make our performance bedding safer and hypo-allergenic—an environmentally sustainable alternative to current single-use virgin wood shavings.

From the separation of the wood substrate from the stall waste, we also produce up to 30 tons per day (10,000 tons per year) of high yield organic matter biomass for reuse using accelerated in-vessel bioreactors. The biomass provides digestate for biogas vehicle fuel, soil, or fertilizers to revitalize agricultural lands and gardens, or as biochar (used as a feed additive, soil additive, or to reduce phosphorous in water). Leading to a low carbon economy with less dependence on fossil fuels and chemicals to clean water in the community.

REUSABLE HORSE BEDDING


HiPoint HPAB benefits of reusable horse bedding
HiPoint HPAB benefits of reusable horse bedding

 

 


 

REPURPOSED BIOMASS

 

HPAB HiPoint benfits of biomass
HPAB HiPoint benfits of biomass

 

Where do You build and how?

We have discovered that in the USA alone there are three million tons of stall residuals being disposed of across the USA. Inadequate or even illegally. HiPoint is a part of the solution.


What’s your mandate policy for ownership?

We build our own Facilities with local support. It starts with a phone call. Then we do a validation report in three phases to verify team and region. The second phase is the feedstock supply and support from the community. The third phase is procurement and engineering and the fourth funding and build-out. We use the four words of Location. Feedstock. Support. Funding.


Do you implement your process oversees?

Yes, we’ll implement our Process and help build our Facilities across the globe without borders.


Do you have customer service?

Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions call 1.855.963.1700 or email@hipointbedding.com


Do you offer franchises?

Not outside of North America. We do offer local partnerships and co-ownership with regional borders.


How long does it take from start to finish?

Yikes! loaded question. Our process can be implemented in 3 months. It can take more than a year to validate the region, purchase land and go through the permitting zoning hoops of local regional counties. We have support from many villages and counties, but they have their processes and that can take time. To build take 9 months


Do you need permits?

Yep. all zoning and permits are needed. Environmentally we help as we do not need (in nearly all instances) an air permit that would be needed with most other drying technologies. You will only need water discharge permits that with our condensate discharge should not be a problem with any county regulations.