How the HiPoint process is protecting our water quality and the problems that we see today.

HiPoint HAPB process Agal Bloom water
HiPoint HAPB process Agal Bloom water

HiPoint focuses on three critical areas of water quality to improve the water we drink, swim in, or love to sit and look at. These bodies of water should not be contaminated with fecal matter from livestock manures. They’re certainly should be no nutrient overloading, which has created HABS or “hazardous algal blooms” from algae. HiPoint’s environmental goals are to save our water supply from fecal matter – algal blooms and pollutants through the HiPoint process all from the Influence of the Horse.

Water Quality Dimishes where there are Agricultural lands, lakes, canal, and a lot of stalled horses.

1. Brackish Water and HAB’s
HiPoint will reduce HAB’s which occur in brackish (a mixture of fresh and salt) water bodies in lakes reservoirs and groundwater, which leads to sickness and Red Tide and fish mortality and reduced fisheries industries.

2. Water Reuse and Tailwater recovery
HiPoint will reclaim water at 3 million gallons per year from rain and moisture in used bedding. The recycled water is stored in multiple tanks on-site for continual reuse as farmland irrigation and commercial washing.

3. Any other source designated as nontraditional in a regional water supply plan.
Recovery and Prevention of Restoration. By removing pollutants from the supply chain, we can re-deliver savings by reducing the cost of O&M STA’s (stormwater treatment or wastewater treatment Facilities) bringing more clean water to the growing population savings – lowering the cost per mgd to fulfill the regional water supply planning.

 

What is an Alternative water supply?

Supplies of fresh, inexpensively treated groundwater are increasingly limited in many parts of the state, and these traditional sources will not be able to meet all of the future demand. The development of alternative water supplies, such as reclaimed water, brackish water, and surface water, is a crucial component of each district’s regional water supply plans and is essential to meeting future demands to 2030. The horse industry is growing, so is farmland, buildings barns, agriculture, and fields through irrigation uses more water, creating more waste. Our alternative water supply is to assist STA’S be more efficient, clean up lakes and reservoirs while assisting in the regional water supply plan.

What HiPoint can accomplish?

Diversification of water sources is needed to maintain a reliable water supply. Supplies of fresh, inexpensively treated groundwater are increasingly limited in many parts of each state, and these traditional sources may not be able to meet all of the future demand. The development of alternative water supplies, such as brackish water, surface water is a key component of a districts’ regional water supply plans and is essential to meeting future demands.

Each HiPoint Facility is designed to naturally track and treat up to 59,000 tons of pollutants yearly from horse stall residual waste (wood shavings and fecal matter- manure) preventing DEP – Department of Environment Protection pollutants of concern like Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Fecal coliforms, E. coli, and mold, from creating algal blooms and lowering water quality into wetlands and conservation areas, air quality, lakes, rivers, and wildlife habitat protection. All in a cost-effective strategy around Native Communities and their ecosystems, Wetlands, and Natural areas close to high Equestrian regions.

This will include creating local skilled and non-skilled jobs, increasing the local economy while providing the region with a center of excellence for agri-tourism. Other benefits include potassium removal, air quality, energy savings, repurposing 3 million gallons of recycled water for irrigation every year. Each Facility will show savings for every dollar spent over current water supply methods.

Water Quality improvements HiPoint HPAB
Water Quality improvements HiPoint HPAB

1. HAB’s and Brackish Water

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur when algae — simple photosynthetic organisms that live in the sea and freshwater — grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. There are many kinds of HABs, caused by a variety of algal groups with different toxins. The HABs in fresh and marine waters are usually very different, but they overlap in low salinity estuaries (places where rivers meet the sea). The human illnesses caused by HABs, though rare, can be debilitating or even fatal. States have rigorous monitoring programs to ensure that commercially harvested fish and shellfish are safe to eat. HABs have been reported in every U.S. coastal state, and their occurrence may be on the rise. HABs are a national concern because they affect not only the health of people and marine ecosystems but also the “health” of local and regional economies.

2. Water reuse and Tailwater recovery

By reusing water for Irrigating food crops, such as citrus and soybeans, and irrigating crops and pastures for livestock we can help Agriculture. We can use the water to meet industrial and commercial demands for water at power plants and for various processing and/or washing needs. By keeping water cleaner and more free from pollutants we create and enhance the restoration of wetlands without algae blooms.

3. Any other source designated as nontraditional in a regional water supply plan:

Water management districts are promoting and supporting local government alternative water supply projects that support smart growth and reduce the use of fresh ground and surface water supplies, such as aquifers and lakes, for a sustainable future. Without algae blooms into our aquifers and lakes, we create more money in infrastructure, tourism, and local small businesses.

The horse industry is growing in critical locations across the country, like in Palm Beach County. The farmland, buildings barns, and polo fields are using more water, and creating more waste our alternative water supply assists STA’S be more efficient. The development of alternative water supplies, such as reclaimed water, brackish water, and surface water, is a key component of the district’s regional water supply plans and is essential to meeting future demands to 2030

Pollution Reduction

Our Flagship location will reduce the burden on current wastewater treatment plants, reduce the cost of chemicals, and help wastewater treatment plants run more efficiently. We validate this statement via the EPA Water quality statutes that show the total phosphate level should not exceed 0.05 mg/l, and phosphate levels of greater than 1.0mg/l interfere with the coagulation in water treatment plants. Our Facility can reduce the phosphate levels across Palm Beach County by 23,000,000 mg/l daily from 15,000 horses. This project will reduce the burden on current wastewater treatment plants, reducing expenses on chemicals, and lowering O & M costs to run the wastewater treatment plants efficiently. We validate this statement via the EPA Water quality statutes that show the total phosphate level should not exceed 0.05 mg/l, and phosphate levels of greater than 1.0mg/l interfere with the coagulation in water treatment plants. Our Facility can reduce the phosphate levels across Palm Beach County by 1,000,000 mg/l daily from 5,000 horses.

 

The South Florida HiPoint Facility process and equipment is designed to naturally treat up to 59,000 tons of pollutants yearly from horse stall residual waste (wood shavings and fecal matter- manure) from approximately 5,000 local horses preventing FDEP – Florida Department of Environment Protection pollutants of concern like Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Fecal coliforms, E. coli, and mold, from going into the local water resources creating algal blooms and lowering water quality as follows: (see section 2c and Appendix for further validation)

How Much Can We Remove in NPK and Fecal matter from each HPAB-5 Facility

 

  • 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

 

  • Economic benefit & nutrient reduction upgrades:

    Conservative estimates $10,000,000 (Florida report)

 

  • Potential Savings

Each project has a conservative $20 million saving or $2 dollars for every dollar spent. Other benefits that are not accounted for in this proposal, i.e., potassium removal, air quality, energy savings, repurposing 3 million gallons per year of recycled water for irrigation, and low annual O & M costs. There are 15,000 horses in South Florida alone if we built three Facilities to accommodate that amount of waste we can triple the numbers above saving over $90 Million a year from $30Million investment.

 

Grass South florida HiPoint bedding
Grass South florida HiPoint bedding

Non-point source pollution HiPoint

Regional water supply planning 2015
https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1708/ML17082A726.pdf

You can read more on non-point pollution here Part 1

NonPoint Source Pollution through HiPoint Agro Bedding

You can read more on non-point pollution here Part 2

NonPoint Source Pollution and Manure part 2

Environmental Benefits

By Building EPR traceability RFID & GPS software, we will track manure from farm to Facility where it is repurposed undercover, resulting in a reduction of Nitrogen deposits on land and water. In West Palm Beach South Florida, there are over 15,000 horses year-round which by building three Facilities we would be able to remove 4,800 lbs per day ($26M saving at $15/lb.) Phosphorous by 2,000 lbs per day ($36M saving at $50 /lb.) Potassium by 2,500 lbs per day. Fecal coliforms, E. coli, and mold, by 1,000,000 MPN/g per 100 ml/day. Methane off-gassing reduction from manure by 500,000 lbs of Ch4 per year. Wood shavings don’t break down, creating mountains of waste on farms and fields, including zootonic transfer from flies, which we will also reduce.

Cost-Effectiveness

For every dollar spent we can show savings to the environmental cost of clean-up alternatives being implemented today. The Facility covers all O&M profits from the recycled bedding and biomass resold to the local community. By engineering and construction services on 5 acres of designated land, we can service the regional horse pollution and reduce pollutants year after year for the next 20 years. Expanding to three Facilities in the region and beyond to other locations across N.America.

Statewide restrictions

Many agencies are in the process of ramping up restrictions on improper manure disposal to protect our lakes’ waterways and lands. However, it is hard to enforce these regulations without a full economic solution. With dedicated financial and Influential support, HiPoint will provide a way to eliminate a vital portion of this waste stream. Support will allow for the implementation of these regulations to prevent the improper storage and disposal of manure at the heart of this water-polluting crisis in the heart of equestrian towns and their livelihoods across America. Tracking manure from source to reuse through Innovative EPR Traceability technology and in part water pollution data.

Pollution-Clipart-non-point-source-horse by HiPoint Agro Bedding
Pollution-non-point-source-horse by HiPoint Agro Bedding

HiPoint Ag – Solution

After many years of development and continued research, we have designed and created a closed-loop, zero-waste integrative technological process with the ability to separate the stall residuals naturally into their perspective components for recycling and sale. We recycle the shavings through a six-step process to produce better quality and cleaner, anti-bacterial hypoallergenic dust-free bedding revitalized and infused with natural tree cellulose oils, improving horse health and creating a safer barn environment. This premium recycled bedding will be sold back to the local community. At the same time, we will create three million gallons of reusable greywater through the drying process while turning the left-over manure into a high yield organic matter biomass digestate and biochar. BioChar produced from biomass via Pyrolysis is the decomposition of the biomass with limited oxygen.

Biochar has been shown to improve water quality by removing dissolved phosphorous overloading from fresh waterbodies limiting algal growth and reducing the likelihood of harmful algae blooms (HAB’s) then repurposed after use for compost soil enrichment. Such programs (not with HiPoint) have been funded and supported by foundations and the DEP in New Jersey, amongst others. HiPoint HPAB process will remove the substrate elements for waste to energy to reduce the need for fossil fuels and chemicals, contributing to a low carbon economy by producing biogas for vehicle fuel, and organic fertilizers to revitalize agricultural land and gardens. The goal is to clean up the fecal mess and nutrient overloading that is entering our lakes and canals through this application.

Technology Innovation

With our aligned values and your help, we believe that by integrating this technology, we will be key players in addressing the critical factors in the prevention of further pollution and provide an environmental waste management solution to solve this crisis. By doing so, we adopt a new strategy to stop the on-going pollution crisis while creating substantial economic benefits for the PBC local communities and our planet at the same time.

EPR Tracebility from HiPoint EPR ZERO
EPR Traceability from HiPoint EPR ZERO

Why South Florida Flagship Facility?

We represent our Flagship HiPoint Agro Bedding Corp Florida LLC. We believe that together we can play a pivotal role in helping innovation and job creation to reverse the pollution crisis from leaching caused by the mishandling of hundreds of thousands of tons of horse manure yearly across the County. This quietly overlooked concern by the horse industry is affecting our land, air, and water habitat. The village of Wellington, Palm Beach County, US Sugar, and The Agriculture community to the everglades are highly supportive of the HiPoint project to solve a significant problem.

Population growth in Florida is expected to increase by 21% South Florida has one of the largest most precious equestrian industry in the country for shows, agriculture, and business tourism. It is therefore clear that with an increase in horses and people, we will need to maintain more clean water at the most efficient price to service the population and industry.

  • Between 2015 and 2030, the demand for freshwater in Florida is estimated to increase by about 1.0 billion gallons per day (bgd) for a total of 7.4 bgd.
  • By 2035, increased demand likely will surpass 1.1 bgd. Alternative water supplies will need to be identified to meet additional demand.
  • Diversification of water sources is needed to maintain a reliable water supply.
  • Agricultural irrigation demand is in line with public water supply through 2030, and in South Florida, Agricultural water requirements are more than public use through 2030
Waste recycling manure hipoint agro bedding
Waste recycling manure hipoint agro bedding

The Flagship location.

  • Will create an Environmentally efficient and reduce leaching and off-gassing protected building to allow for 59,000 tons of inputs stall residual waste manure to be removed from the waterways, canals, and Ag lands.
  • Be Built as a shavings processing facility to separate dry and pasteurize wood shavings bedding back to their original condition.
  • A connected composting facility takes the manure substrate, organic fines, dust, and water to produce biomass undercover.
  • Extract the moisture and urine from the stall residual and create 3 million gallons of reuse irrigation water.
  • EPR traceability through RFID and GPS tracking of the manure from farm to processing, how much, how far, how is it processed and track the useful data to show the amount of manure removed, the water improvement in quality, and where applicable the reduction of costs to wastewater treatment plants.
  • Increase the production of biomass for biochar to reduce phosphorus overloading further through pyrolysis
  • Review energy opportunities using horse and cow manure for energy reuse.

With many other sub-regional project opportunities such as across Lake Okeechobee, the EAA, Caloosahatchee Reservoir, and North to Ocala face the same problem where levels are elevated. Our Facility will be a blueprint for expansion to other Florida water districts to implement and improve water quality treatment, reduce nutrient loads, and reduce the likelihood of harmful algal blooms.

HIPoint Bedding process produces State of The Art Environmental FAcilities

Protecting the Everglades, L10 Canal, Lake Okeechobee

In Florida, the horse industry directly contributes over $3.6 billion to the state’s economy, along with 73,227 jobs (AHC2018). Palm Beach County, South Florida, has over 24,000 horses in a small geographical region around Wellington’s small village. By building this Facility 8 miles from Wellington on 5 acres of Industrial Opportunity Zone land, our construction-ready site can be operating and making a difference by Q4 2021. The HPAB process is designed to alleviate the pressure of removing and disposing of 59,000 tons of horse manure yearly from the horse showgrounds and barns and local Palm Beach County canals and waterways currently being inadequately disposed of causing fecal coliform leaching and pollution.

water treatment HiPoint process HPAB
Polluted water in waterways

 

WHAT WE OFFER CAN OFFER IN WATER IMPROVEMENT

 

  • Tracking software for data points where manure is picked up and disposed to maximize the reduction of pollutants available from horse waste.
  • Reduce stockpiling and spreading of stall residuals onto our land and waterways.
  • Reduce Methane by over 200,000 lbs of Ch4 methane off-gassing every year from the air.
  • Zootonic disease. By reducing stockpiling reduces flies decreasing the threat of zoonotic disease transfer to our vegetation, creating a safer environment.
  • Manure runoff leads to leaching phosphorus and nitrogen, the cause of algal blooms, which pollutes our water, and affects fisheries.
  • Nutrient-deficient soil happens because of the inefficient breakdown of wood shavings. It leads to nutrient-deficient soil impacting agricultural land quality and crop growth, requiring more chemicals and reducing food security.
water treatment to produce clean water HiPoint
HiPoint can help clean water before it gets to a treatment plant making it more efficient and less dependent on chemicals.

In conclusion

Water is messy, unclean, and easily polluted with costly restoration and treatment process. HiPoint, through its process of removing stall residuals from the land and processing the waste stream into a revenue stream, it has found another environmental benefit. The cast clean up of fecal matter, pollutants, nitrogen overloading that has plagued waterways for decades -= we can come one step closer at the best cost strategy to clean up our land, air, and water

Paul Cross CEO & Head Designer

HiPoint Agro Bedding Corp.

Paul N. Cross
CEO & Head Designer / HiPoint Agro Bedding Corp
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