Atlanta, GA, September 09, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The NPK Nutricycler™ is a revolutionary approach to gardening. It provides a sustainability-tool for home gardeners, DIY hydroponics and aquaponics growers. By utilizing water and aquatic organisms the Nutricyclyer™ converts yard trimmings and kitchen discards into an organic, liquid, NPK fertilizer, on site, on demand, 24/7.
· For organic growers, it is an alternative to the labor intensive process of composting, extracting more nutrients with minimal effort.
· For inorganic farmers it is an organic, inexpensive alternative to manufactured chemical fertilizers. And it’s great for the environment!
The NPK Nutricycler™
was developed by Bioponica.com, a startup company with a mission of discovering methods and engineering systems for sustainable farming. Its company founders include a holistic physician-innovator and a farmer-engineer, who see the Nutricycler™ as a ‘disruptive innovation.’ According to the Manager, David Epstein, D.O., “what we have developed is a simple, inexpensive technology with a potential to disrupt outdated methods of fertilization to the benefit individuals and societies worldwide.”
The Nutricycler™ is a garden appliance made from 5 gallon buckets that are configured to create an extraction vessel, water vortex and biofilter. As nutrients are extracted from within large “Tea Bags” they are aerated, blended, and biofiltered. When using grass clippings or kitchen discards, the resulting liquid fertilizer is odorless, plant-ready, easily stored and free!
The average household produces approximately 600 lbs. of food waste and 500 lbs. of yard waste each year. These discards contain high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, which are costly to handle and difficult to manage. Along with the chemical fertilizers that are used to grow the plants, their decomposition leads to eutrophication of rivers and lakes, ground water contamination and greenhouse gasses.
The importance of such an innovative technology can be illustrated with the following example:
There are 123 million households in the US producing 80 million tons of food waste and grass clippings per year. The annual use of nitrogen fertilizer for lawn care in the US is a staggering 3 million tons. At a retail price of about $3.50 per pound of nitrogen, the cost to consumers exceeds $21 billion dollars per year. On top of that is the cost remediate the environment as a consequence of the excessive use of fertilizer and unsustainable disposal of waste.
In addition to household-sized kits, Epstein and Co-founder Kenneth Lovell P.E. have also developed the NPK Brewery™, a commercial-scale Nutricycler™ facility. The “brewery” supports up to two acres organic farms or 100,000 sq ft of hydroponics lettuce, tomato and medical marijuana growing. According to Mr. Lovell, “The quality of fertilizer produced, utilizing the Bioponica process and equipment, exceeds that of petrochemical fertilizers. In addition to NPK, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, the Nutricycler™ fertilizers extracts an abundance of plant balanced macro and trace elements plus plant beneficial hormones, growth factors and vitamins to provide excellent growth performance.”
The Nutricycler™ and NPK Brewery™ are sustainable agriculture solutions for hydroponics and in-ground farms. They are simple, efficient and practical fertilizer producing systems for backyard gardens, schools garden programs and small organic farms, as well as multi-bay hydroponics greenhouse farms and indoor medical marijuana growing facilities.
The NPK Nutricycler™ is a sustainable alternative that sequesters carbon and essential elements and returns them to the earth, providing greater fertility, more nutritious food and a cleaner environment.
For inquiries please contact:
David Epstein, D.O.
PO Box 18268
Atlanta, GA 30316