HiPoint Agro Bedding Corp. (HPAB) recycles horse bedding naturally, without the use of chemicals or polymers, through a process of separation, drying, pasteurization, and bagging. We do this while supporting waste management best practices, and biosecurity procedures. HPAB Facilities combine wood shaving recycling, water reclamation, and biomass byproducts to effectively manage the total horse stall residual waste stream, that is being inadequately disposed of creating environmental hazards, such as leaching and methane off-gassing greenhouse gasses (GHG’s) to our lands, waterways, and planet.
The goal of HPAB is to create an environmentally friendly method to re-use a large portion of the waste material as bedding using energy-efficient and low or non-emitting equipment to avoid any local environmental concerns. HPAB plans to bag the final recycled product for resale back to its own equine facilities and potentially outside farms. The Result: efficient use of resources, cost savings, and a reduction of environmental hazards; such as inadequate dumping, nutrient leaching, and phosphorus overloading into our soil and water. HPAB Facilities creates long-term profit stream EBITDA returns for the Local Partner and reduces bedding and removal costs to the equestrian center operations.
Background. Higher-end show or racehorses create twelve (12) tons of stall residual waste per year, where residential horses create around nine tons. The waste stall residuals collected across North America would be in the range of 3,000,000 tons per month. There are over 20 locations in the US that have more than 20,000 horses within county lines.
This amount of stall residuals collected creates high unmanageable waste piles that cannot be disposed of in a landfill and depletes soil nitrates when spread on fields. It has also shown to produce up to 50 lbs. of methane off-gassing per horse per year.
“An HPAB plant (treating waste from 2,500 horses) would create 10,000 GJ of energy & 62 tons of methane per year.”
North America. month. The annual spend on bedding and bedding removal in North America has risen > $5.5 Billion. (FAOSTAT) (USEF & American Horse Council)
There are an estimated 130 major horse racetracks and 2000 large equestrian centers across Canada and the US. Each horse, when stalled inside, creating approximate one (1) ton of stall residuals per month costing North American horse owners >$5.5 Billion per year on bedding and manure hauling alone, not to mention the environmental impact of inadequate disposal is causing worldwide.
Nationally, there are approximately eight (8) million horses in North America (AEF2018), creating a calculated three (3) million tons of waste bedding EVERY MONTH. With the diminishing ability to effectively control stall residuals due to tightening regulations on how waste is spread or disposed of, we are as close to a manure crisis not seen since the Great Manure Crisis of 1894 in London and New York where only the introduction of the mass-produced motorcar adverted that crisis.
Globally. The annual economic impact of the equine industry is significant – some $300 Billion, involving 1.6 million full-time jobs. Direct GDP to North America is over $50 Billion with direct employment of over 1 million jobs. Participants/Spectators in North America are est. to have spent $27 Billion on events, travel dining & lodging.
The business of drying wood shavings for bedding is not new. Drying systems and separating equipment have been around for decades. Noticeably John Lundell has built drying systems for the equine and dairy industry; Trident Processes has multiple processes for drying manure using DAF washing and polymers for dairy bedding reuse. In more recent years since 2010, GreenScene Agritek (GSA) piloted a process to recycle equine bedding on Agriculture land, using cyclone separation with rotary drum drying.
HiPoint Agro Bedding Corp (HPAB) was formed to optimize newer, more efficient routes to recycling equine shavings, wasting nothing and gaining everything in the process, with a multi-faceted technology business model maximizing profits.
All manures are not created equal. Manure makes up only a small percentage of what we call "horse manure" around 40% or less. The rest is wood shavings for bedding the horse in a stall. In higher-end barns and equine event show grounds, horse accommodation is such, that the manure to shavings ratio is about 20% manure 80% shavings that have been urinated on with some fecal matter!
Straight horse manure also contains undigested hay and grass in what's commonly known as a manure bun. Therefore, manure + stall waste is commonly referred to as "waste stall residuals" - "used or waste horse bedding" –or "horse stable manure." Unfortunately, it is confusing as regulatory agencies do not differentiate from manure to stall waste. However, from an environmental impact, wood shavings are green waste and exempt from being labeled harmful.