Treatment of VGF waste
In the Netherlands and Belgium, Indaver processes organic residual streams such as green and VGF (Vegetables, Garden and Fruit) waste into high-quality compost, among other things. With compost of good quality, we return natural nutrients to the soil, and close this loop.
In June 2014 we opened Bio Power Alphen, a new, multifunctional digestion facility for VGF waste. Here, the biowaste is composted and digested to a high grade, which produces green gas and liquid CO₂ (for the greenhouse horticulture industry).
The contamination of VGF material has been increasing for years. This is despite the fact that the market sets ever higher demands for compost – it must not contain even a single piece of glass or plastic anymore. This is no easy task. Indaver makes every effort to remove contamination from the chain. We continuously upgrade our processes and facilities to improve the quality of the compost.
But you too can contribute to good-quality compost. The purer your collected VGF waste is, the higher the quality of our final product. We need to put quality at the heart of every step of the chain to continue making good compost together.
Indaver processes VGF waste into biomass, liquid CO2, Green Gas and compost. We are now able to use the entire contents of a green rubbish bin. No raw material is lost in this process anymore. The most important product from the loop is compost, a sustainable soil improver.
All Indaver sites have been certified under the Keurcompost scheme for many years. Our businesses are audited annually, and the quality of our products is monitored continuously. The Keurcompost quality label guarantees a high-quality product, free of weed seeds, pathogens and matter alien to soil. Indaver produces compost of varied quality, tailored to multiple specialised uses.
Agricultural compost is a compost with a fairly coarse texture and a consistent composition. The coarse compost improves soil structure, which enhances infiltration. Agricultural compost is also ideal as a soil improver. It provides stable organic matter, stimulates soil life and boosts disease resistance in plants. Indaver’s agricultural compost can be spread all year round.
Garden compost is a finer type of compost specially created for gardens and flower beds. This finer compost provides plants with airy soil that has a good structure and good moisture retention. Garden compost also supplies plants with sufficient organic nutrition. This is needed to create as well as maintain healthy soil life.