Large Bokashi Bran / Culture Mix Orders:
consumers will save substantially by ordering the 25 or 50 lbs cartons
of bokashi culture mix. Farmers and Industrial Food Processors can save
even more in bulk ordering. Bokashicycle offers to contract processors
Ultra Concentrate mix in 10 and 25 lbs packets. These Ultra
Concentrate Packets allow the industrial scale operator to produce tons
of culture mix on site using wheat bran obtained locally mixed with the
ultra concentrate. Licensed facilities can reduce their consumable cost
in processing food waste to approximately $10 per ton.
and Industrial users of the bokashi culture mix may take advantage of
bulk discounting on larger orders (see the table below). Cost estimates
of processing for yard waste and food waste are as shown.
culture mix is a proprietary formulated culture mix designed to rapidly
degrade and metabolize all organic waste material including leaves,
grass, weeds, shredded chips food waste, cull vegetable and fruit. Meat
and dairy products may be included in the food waste being processed.
proprietary accelerant (liquid spray) is used with the bokashi culture
mix to process yard waste materials (grass, leaves, weeds and wood
chips). No accelerant is required in the processing of food waste
(meats, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and cereals).
process involves an acidic anaerobic fermentation step with attention to
detail. Oxygen must be excluded to adequately degrade waste material.
It is a two step process involving first the fermentation step that
takes 7 – 10 days and then a mixing of the fermented product with soil
to allow the soil microbes to rapidly finish off the processing of waste
entire conversion of waste to soil will rarely take more than 30 days
although the process may be slowed when the temperature is below 10 C
requiring a somewhat longer period to finish off the process. Generally
speaking this process is 10 times faster than composting, far less
expensive and unlike composting does not produce the volume of
greenhouse gases and other noxious odors associated with composting. No
methane is ever produced in the bokashi fermentation process.
scale operations of less than 10 tons per month, 55 gallon fermenters
are used to properly treat the waste material (see Commercial and
Industrial Fermenters). In larger scale operations, 20 cubic yard
luggers or cement bays with appropriate covers are used to process waste
which is after fermentation mixed with soil to complete the conversion
of waste to soil.
recommend shredding of organic waste before processing to obtain the
finest and most efficient processing in the larger scale industrial and
culture mix is added to organic waste and allowed to ferment under
anaerobic conditions no heat nor appreciable gases are released and the
mixing and processing of waste is exceptionally easy and scalable.
advantage aside from the low cost of processing is the little work
involved in converting waste to soil. Vermin and insects are not
attracted to the process and noxious and offensive odors are eliminated.
and vegetables are very rapidly metabolized and plant managers at food
processing plants that have a need to get rid of cull materials should
consider processing the culls by this method.
with an interest in more efficiently processing of park and garden
litter including leaves and other garden debris can easily implement
this process. This process is a truly sustainable and carbon dioxide
reducing strategy that puts virtually 100 % of the waste material to
work in the soil.
composting approximately 50% of the waste material is oxidized and
liberated in the form of carbon dioxide. This results in very measurable
increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The bokashi fermenting of
organic waste material is a non-contributor to global warming.
NVC LLC consultants are prepared to assist Commercial and Industrial
Clients with an interest in using the acidic anaerobic fermentation
process to solve their problems in the handling of organic waste
materials. Call toll free 800.714.2130 or email