The first batch of cooled mycelial compost yesterday went to Grebizi with “Mikogen-Ukraine”. It was recently completed installation and commissioning of the cooling system mycelial compost, which greatly simplify the work in the summer of customers.
The first winner of the cooled mycelial compost was TOV “Fortex” from Kremenchug. Tarpaulin wagon due to breakage reaching out to businesses in the heat as much as 29 hours. Thus briquettes, which were the top and sides warmed to 29-30 C, and inside the truck – to 25-26 C. Thus mycelial compost completely usable, in spite of the force majeure in the road. “If mycelial compost was not refrigerated during shipment, internal briquettes are guaranteed to reach a temperature of about 40 C and we would have to cool the compost and passaged mycelium” – Nadine Miller says the company’s director.
As you know, one of the main problems mycelial compost supplies in the summer – overheating when mycelial compost temperature during transport rises above 30 C, which is detrimental impact on yields have fallen into this situation mycelial composts. This happens when at loading mycelial compost trucks for delivery to the compost mycelium mycelial temperature exceeds 20 C. The mycelial compost self-heating, which together with the hot weather leads to the fact that after many hours of travel until mycelial compost mycelium temperature considerably exceeds allowable limits. Mycelium, which was obtained by the mycelial compost should have significant reserves of refrigeration capacity to return mycelial compost temperature to the extent necessary soon enough.
The equipment allows to reduce the temperature of the delivered mycelial compost up to 10 C, if such a reduction is necessary given the weather on the day of shipment and the distance that must be transported mycelial compost. “We looked at various options for the cooling systems and stopped on the proven method of cooling with carbon dioxide. Such systems have been tested and used in compost production worldwide. In the context of Ukraine’s cool mitselivy compost is particularly important given that the distance at which it is transported, is very high, “- says consultant Mikogen Ukraine Farid Fakhrutdinova.
The equipment established German company Linde Gas Ukraine is already running similar projects in the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and other countries. Mikogen became the first manufacturer of mycelial compost in Ukraine, install the cooling system. Cooling costs the company incurs.