Patent Number: 7,824,903

Title: Systems and methods for generating compost

Abstract: Systems and methods for the generation of compost are provided. In one embodiment, the system for generating compost comprises a positively aerated floor, a semi gas and liquid impermeable compost cover sized to cover a compost biomass pile placed on the positively aerated floor, and a suction system positioned under or substantially close to the compost cover and generally near a top of the compost biomass pile, wherein the floor comprises a plurality of channels connected to at least one gas flow pipe installed below or above grade, wherein gas drawn by suction system at the top of the biomass compost pile maintains a negative pressure across the compost cover, thereby generating suction between the compost cover and the top of the compost biomass pile, and wherein the compost cover directs substantially all of the gas flow towards the suction system.

Inventors: O'Neill; Frederick Timothy (Seattle, WA), Hibbard; Christopher J. (Seattle, WA), Krauter; Charles A. (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: Engineered Compost Systems, Inc.

International Classification: C12M 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00