Logic Research Completes First European VSEP
Installation for Hog Manure Treatment
Success in Manure Market Catalyzes European
July 3, 2007
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 3, 2007 -- New Logic
Research, Inc., the maker of VSEP, the vibratory
membrane separation system, announced today the
successful installation of its first European
VSEP separation system to treat anaerobically
manure. The system was installed
and commissioned in Belgium at a major hog farm.
Six similar systems are presently on order for
farms across Europe.
To enhance the European market entry of its
patented VSEP membrane separation system, New
Logic has joined forces with Eco
Belgium. Eco Flanders will market and distribute
VSEP in Europe for the application of bio-methanation
of raw manure. VSEP is used as the water treatment
step in a comprehensive process developed by
Eco Flanders where methane is recovered and converted
to electrical energy.
Much attention has recently been paid to the
environmental impact of livestock production.
As a powerful greenhouse gas, some scientists
have linked methane from livestock production
to global warming. Untreated manure stored in
large lagoons also represents a significant threat
to the environment if it leaches into ground
water or spills into waterways.
"Taking this waste product from an environmental
liability and converting it to valuable byproducts
that can be sold or reused makes good business
sense," says New Logic's Chief Executive
Officer, Greg Johnson. "By using a bio-methanation
process that includes the VSEP separation process,
the hog and dairy farmer can harvest and sell
electrical energy and concentrated organic fertilizer
while gaining clean water for reuse in their
operations." If not needed, the water can
be safely discharged.
Mr. Johnson and Ms. Melysa Reiss, New Logic's
International Sales Engineering Manager, will
be traveling to Europe this month to tour the
new VSEP manure installation and to meet with
other hog farmers currently considering the installation
of their own separation and bio-methanation system.
On the heels of this and other successful European
VSEP installations, New Logic will soon be opening
a European branch office to provide local sales
and engineering support.
Along with its many industrial installations,
New Logic has previously installed several manure
separation systems in Korea, Japan, and Canada
treating both biologically digested manure effluent
and raw untreated manure. These installations
are for both dairy cow manure and for hog manure
and have been operating successfully since May
of 2000. New Logic is also currently conducting
field pilot trials at a large dairy farm in California
to treat the manure effluent for discharge.
About New Logic Research, Inc.
Headquartered in Emeryville, California, New
Logic Research is the leading provider of high-performance
membrane separation systems used in a wide variety
of applications from pure water and wastewater
treatment to chemical process clarifications.
Now in its 20th year, New Logic has grown to
meet the needs of its ever-expanding customer
base, which includes major corporations from
around the world. Today, New Logic provides a
breadth of products and services for pure water
and wastewater treatment, industrial and chemical
processing, power, pulp and paper, oil and gas
production and processing, paint and pigments
and electronics industries. For more information,
please visit New Logic's Web site at http://www.vsep.com.