FEECO Waste Transformation

At FEECO the possibilities are endless…

FEECO has been helping customers transform their waste materials and process by-products into value-added products for over 60 years.

Whether you have a material you’re currently landfilling, or a process by-product that goes to waste because it’s not usable in its current form, FEECO can take your material, and through testing in our lab facility, turn it into a value-added product.

After a workable process and set-up is identified, the FEECO Testing Facility has the equipment available to simulate production conditions, scale the process up to a full-scale production plant and produce end product anywhere from pounds to tons per hour.

Some transformations include turning sludges into organic-based fertilizers, clays and saw dust into cat litter, fuel pellets from petroleum coke dust, and recovering valuable metal from spent batteries.


“What the world today calls waste — to FEECO International, they are really just raw materials for products that haven’t been invented yet.”
– Dan Madigan (President)


When FEECO converts a customer’s waste into a usable, profitable product, we are also helping that customer prevent wastes from ending up in landfills, creating a win-win situation for both the customer and the environment. Take a look at our waste counter below and see exactly how much waste, in tons, FEECO has helped divert from landfills over the years. You’ll also note the economic impact and jobs created from these innovative processes as well.

 

Partial Materials Converted to Higher End Use Products
Beginning Material Final End Product
Sulphur stack emissions Granulated fertilizers
DDG Animal feed
Ash (Wood, Fly) Fertilizer pellets
Bentonite Clay Cat Litter granules
Calcium Chloride Ice Melt pellets
Calcium Carbonate Fertilizer pellets
Carbon Black Dust De-dusted pellets
Cement Kiln Dust Calcium fertilizer pellets

Cell Phone Batteries Lithium, Zinc metal recovery
Clay Cat Litter, Oil dry granules, Encapsulate seeds
Coal Dust De-dusted coal pellets
Composts(Yard Waste) Fertilizer pellets
Copper Dust Metal recovery pellets
Corn Cobs Cat Litter, Oil dry pellets
Corn Flours Animal Feed
Dredge Sludges Non-leaching granules
Electric Arc Furnace(EAF) Dusts Metal Recovery
Egg Yokes Powder Powder Egg Pellets
Ethanol Plant Waste(DDG) Animal Feed
Flyash Concrete Block
Foundry Dust Metal Recovery
Gold Iron Ore Dust Precious Metal Recovery
Grain Dust Non-explosive pellets
Gypsum Wallboard Waste Fertilizer, cat litter pellets
Humate Fertilizer pellets
Iron Oxide Metal Recovery pellets
Lime(Waste Water Treatment) Calcium Fertilizer pellets
Limestone Calcium Fertilizer pellets
Manure – Cattle Fertilizer pellets
Manure – Chicken Fertilizer pellets
Manure- Hog Fertilizer pellets
MAP Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Municipal Wastes Fertilizer, fuel pellets
Nitrogen Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
NPK Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Paper Sludge Fertilizer, cat litter
Petroleum Coke Dust Fuel pellets
Phosphates Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Potash Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Saw Dust Cat Litter, fuel pellets
Soy Flour Animal Feed
Steel Dusts and Sludges Metal recovery pellets
Sugar Sugar pellets
Sulphur Dust Non-explosive pellets
Tar Sands Waste Sludge Substitute Fuel pellets
Titanium Metal Shavings Metal Recovery
Urea Fertilizers Coated to prevent moisture absorption
   
   


Project Profiles

Featured Waste to Value Project Profiles:

View all Project Profiles >>


Photos

View a handful of our Waste Transformation Photos:

  • Batch Rotary Kiln

    Batch Rotary Kiln

  • Limestone pellets offer reduced dust, more accurate application, improved handling, and less product lost to dust.

    Limestone pellets offer reduced dust, more accurate application, improved handling, and less product lost to dust.
    Limestone Pellets

  • These potash granules were created in FEECO’s state-of-the-art lab facility.

    These potash granules were created in FEECO’s state-of-the-art lab facility.
    Potash Granules

  • Many ag operations are learning why limestone pellets are both a problem-solving product and a beneficial game-changer when dealing with soil pH related issues.

    Many ag operations are learning why limestone pellets are both a problem-solving product and a beneficial game-changer when dealing with soil pH related issues.
    Benefits of Pelletizing Limestone

  • This photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in FEECO’s testing facility.

    This photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in FEECO’s testing facility.
    Crush Strength Tester

  • Briquettes

    Briquettes

  • Pelletized Limestone

    Pelletized Limestone

  • Toll Manufacturing

    Toll Manufacturing

  • Challenges in Gypsum Processing

    Challenges in Gypsum Processing

  • Potash Samples

    Potash Samples

  • Crush Strength Tester

    Crush Strength Tester

  • Potash-Processing-Issues

    Potash-Processing-Issues

  • Limestone Pellets

    Limestone Pellets

  • Potash Granules

    Potash Granules

  • Pelletized Limestone

    Pelletized Limestone

  • Pelletized Manure

    Pelletized Manure

  • Dried Limestone Pellets

    Dried Limestone Pellets

  • Potash Processing in the FEECO Lab

    Potash Processing in the FEECO Lab

  • Limestone pellets

    Limestone pellets

  • Pelletized Gypsum

    Pelletized Gypsum

  • Potash Handling

    Potash Handling

  • Rotary Kiln

    Rotary Kiln

  • Gypsum Pellets

    Gypsum Pellets

  • Pelletized Potash

    Pelletized Potash

  • Potash Compaction Granules

    Potash Compaction Granules

  • How it Works: Material Testing in the FEECO Lab

    How it Works: Material Testing in the FEECO Lab

  • FEECO Virtual Lab

    FEECO Virtual Lab

  • Process Design & Optimization in the FEECO Lab

    Process Design & Optimization in the FEECO Lab

  • Waste to Value ~ Waste Transformation

    Waste to Value ~ Waste Transformation

  • Agglomeration Testing on a Pan Pelletizer in the FEECO Lab by Ron Eichhorn

    Agglomeration Testing on a Pan Pelletizer in the FEECO Lab by Ron Eichhorn

  • Waste to Fertilizer

    Waste to Fertilizer

  • Potash Cooling

    Potash Cooling

  • Batch Pin Mixer

    Batch Pin Mixer

  • Potash Drying

    Potash Drying

  • Agglomerates

    Agglomerates

  • Agglomerated Waste Paper Sludge

    Agglomerated Waste Paper Sludge

  • Watch your material run through our lab -- online!

    Watch your material run through our lab — online!

  • Binder Selection

    Binder Selection

  • Pelletizing a Fine Powder

    Pelletizing a Fine Powder

  • Waste Paper Sludge

    Waste Paper Sludge

  • BACKGROUND

    BACKGROUND

  • Agglomeration Solutions & Equipment

    Agglomeration Solutions & Equipment

  • Rotary Kiln (internal)

    Rotary Kiln (internal)

  • FEECO Pilot Kiln

    FEECO Pilot Kiln

  • Dissolving Test in the FEECO Lab

    Dissolving Test in the FEECO Lab

  • Sulfur granules

    Sulfur granules

  • Coating Drum in operation

    Coating Drum in operation

  • Limestone Pelletizing

    Limestone Pelletizing

  • FEECO Australasia Batch Lab

    FEECO Australasia Batch Lab

  • Potash Compaction Granules

    Potash Compaction Granules

  • FEECO Batch Kiln

    FEECO Batch Kiln

  • Bagasse Processing in the FEECO Lab via Rotary Dryer

    Bagasse Processing in the FEECO Lab via Rotary Dryer

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  • Calciner - Resource Recovery System

    Calciner – Resource Recovery System

  • Carbon Black Agglomeration

    Carbon Black Agglomeration

  • Paddle Mixer Internals

    Paddle Mixer Internals

  • Attrition Test

    Attrition Test

  • Agglomerated Algae

    Agglomerated Algae

  • Compaction Granulation Before and After

    Compaction Granulation Before and After

  • Feasibility Testing in FEECO Lab

    Feasibility Testing in FEECO Lab

  • FEECO Batch Fluid Bed Dryer (FEECO Lab)

    FEECO Batch Fluid Bed Dryer (FEECO Lab)

  • FEECO Lab Safety

    FEECO Lab Safety

  • FEECO Lab Upgrade - Control System

    FEECO Lab Upgrade – Control System

 

Brochures

Articles

Here is a list of the most recent Waste Transformation articles written on our blog:

Photo of the Week: Pellet Examination

Photo of the Week: Pellet Examination

This week’s photo comes straight from FEECO’s lab, where a technician is examining pellets on a discContinue Reading…
The Power of Data Tracking in a Process Setting

The Power of Data Tracking in a Process Setting

Tracking data in a process setting may seem like a mundane feat, but the ability to assess and adjusContinue Reading…
Photo of the Week: Organics Granulation Lab

Photo of the Week: Organics Granulation Lab

This week’s photo comes from FEECO’s lab testing center, where an organic material is being fed to aContinue Reading…
Photo of the Week: Sieve Analysis

Photo of the Week: Sieve Analysis

This week’s photo shows pellets on a sieve. Sieves, made up of a circular, metal frame, with a screeContinue Reading…
Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln

This week’s photo shows a batch kiln from FEECO’s lab. The batch kiln can be used for a variety of hContinue Reading…

FEECO Waste Transformation

At FEECO the possibilities are endless…

FEECO has been helping customers transform their waste materials and process by-products into value-added products for over 60 years.

Whether you have a material you’re currently landfilling, or a process by-product that goes to waste because it’s not usable in its current form, FEECO can take your material, and through testing in our lab facility, turn it into a value-added product.

After a workable process and set-up is identified, the FEECO Testing Facility has the equipment available to simulate production conditions, scale the process up to a full-scale production plant and produce end product anywhere from pounds to tons per hour.

Some transformations include turning sludges into organic-based fertilizers, clays and saw dust into cat litter, fuel pellets from petroleum coke dust, and recovering valuable metal from spent batteries.


“What the world today calls waste — to FEECO International, they are really just raw materials for products that haven’t been invented yet.”
– Dan Madigan (President)


When FEECO converts a customer’s waste into a usable, profitable product, we are also helping that customer prevent wastes from ending up in landfills, creating a win-win situation for both the customer and the environment. Take a look at our waste counter below and see exactly how much waste, in tons, FEECO has helped divert from landfills over the years. You’ll also note the economic impact and jobs created from these innovative processes as well.

 

Partial Materials Converted to Higher End Use Products
Beginning Material Final End Product
Sulphur stack emissions Granulated fertilizers
DDG Animal feed
Ash (Wood, Fly) Fertilizer pellets
Bentonite Clay Cat Litter granules
Calcium Chloride Ice Melt pellets
Calcium Carbonate Fertilizer pellets
Carbon Black Dust De-dusted pellets
Cement Kiln Dust Calcium fertilizer pellets

Cell Phone Batteries Lithium, Zinc metal recovery
Clay Cat Litter, Oil dry granules, Encapsulate seeds
Coal Dust De-dusted coal pellets
Composts(Yard Waste) Fertilizer pellets
Copper Dust Metal recovery pellets
Corn Cobs Cat Litter, Oil dry pellets
Corn Flours Animal Feed
Dredge Sludges Non-leaching granules
Electric Arc Furnace(EAF) Dusts Metal Recovery
Egg Yokes Powder Powder Egg Pellets
Ethanol Plant Waste(DDG) Animal Feed
Flyash Concrete Block
Foundry Dust Metal Recovery
Gold Iron Ore Dust Precious Metal Recovery
Grain Dust Non-explosive pellets
Gypsum Wallboard Waste Fertilizer, cat litter pellets
Humate Fertilizer pellets
Iron Oxide Metal Recovery pellets
Lime(Waste Water Treatment) Calcium Fertilizer pellets
Limestone Calcium Fertilizer pellets
Manure – Cattle Fertilizer pellets
Manure – Chicken Fertilizer pellets
Manure- Hog Fertilizer pellets
MAP Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Municipal Wastes Fertilizer, fuel pellets
Nitrogen Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
NPK Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Paper Sludge Fertilizer, cat litter
Petroleum Coke Dust Fuel pellets
Phosphates Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Potash Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Saw Dust Cat Litter, fuel pellets
Soy Flour Animal Feed
Steel Dusts and Sludges Metal recovery pellets
Sugar Sugar pellets
Sulphur Dust Non-explosive pellets
Tar Sands Waste Sludge Substitute Fuel pellets
Titanium Metal Shavings Metal Recovery
Urea Fertilizers Coated to prevent moisture absorption
   
   


Project Profiles

Featured Waste to Value Project Profiles:

View all Project Profiles >>


Photos

View a handful of our Waste Transformation Photos:

  • Batch Rotary Kiln

    Batch Rotary Kiln

  • Limestone pellets offer reduced dust, more accurate application, improved handling, and less product lost to dust.

    Limestone pellets offer reduced dust, more accurate application, improved handling, and less product lost to dust.
    Limestone Pellets

  • These potash granules were created in FEECO’s state-of-the-art lab facility.

    These potash granules were created in FEECO’s state-of-the-art lab facility.
    Potash Granules

  • Many ag operations are learning why limestone pellets are both a problem-solving product and a beneficial game-changer when dealing with soil pH related issues.

    Many ag operations are learning why limestone pellets are both a problem-solving product and a beneficial game-changer when dealing with soil pH related issues.
    Benefits of Pelletizing Limestone

  • This photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in FEECO’s testing facility.

    This photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in FEECO’s testing facility.
    Crush Strength Tester

  • Briquettes

    Briquettes

  • Pelletized Limestone

    Pelletized Limestone

  • Toll Manufacturing

    Toll Manufacturing

  • Challenges in Gypsum Processing

    Challenges in Gypsum Processing

  • Potash Samples

    Potash Samples

  • Crush Strength Tester

    Crush Strength Tester

  • Potash-Processing-Issues

    Potash-Processing-Issues

  • Limestone Pellets

    Limestone Pellets

  • Potash Granules

    Potash Granules

  • Pelletized Limestone

    Pelletized Limestone

  • Pelletized Manure

    Pelletized Manure

  • Dried Limestone Pellets

    Dried Limestone Pellets

  • Potash Processing in the FEECO Lab

    Potash Processing in the FEECO Lab

  • Limestone pellets

    Limestone pellets

  • Pelletized Gypsum

    Pelletized Gypsum

  • Potash Handling

    Potash Handling

  • Rotary Kiln

    Rotary Kiln

  • Gypsum Pellets

    Gypsum Pellets

  • Pelletized Potash

    Pelletized Potash

  • Potash Compaction Granules

    Potash Compaction Granules

  • How it Works: Material Testing in the FEECO Lab

    How it Works: Material Testing in the FEECO Lab

  • FEECO Virtual Lab

    FEECO Virtual Lab

  • Process Design & Optimization in the FEECO Lab

    Process Design & Optimization in the FEECO Lab

  • Waste to Value ~ Waste Transformation

    Waste to Value ~ Waste Transformation

  • Agglomeration Testing on a Pan Pelletizer in the FEECO Lab by Ron Eichhorn

    Agglomeration Testing on a Pan Pelletizer in the FEECO Lab by Ron Eichhorn

  • Waste to Fertilizer

    Waste to Fertilizer

  • Potash Cooling

    Potash Cooling

  • Batch Pin Mixer

    Batch Pin Mixer

  • Potash Drying

    Potash Drying

  • Agglomerates

    Agglomerates

  • Agglomerated Waste Paper Sludge

    Agglomerated Waste Paper Sludge

  • Watch your material run through our lab -- online!

    Watch your material run through our lab — online!

  • Binder Selection

    Binder Selection

  • Pelletizing a Fine Powder

    Pelletizing a Fine Powder

  • Waste Paper Sludge

    Waste Paper Sludge

  • BACKGROUND

    BACKGROUND

  • Agglomeration Solutions & Equipment

    Agglomeration Solutions & Equipment

  • Rotary Kiln (internal)

    Rotary Kiln (internal)

  • FEECO Pilot Kiln

    FEECO Pilot Kiln

  • Dissolving Test in the FEECO Lab

    Dissolving Test in the FEECO Lab

  • Sulfur granules

    Sulfur granules

  • Coating Drum in operation

    Coating Drum in operation

  • Limestone Pelletizing

    Limestone Pelletizing

  • FEECO Australasia Batch Lab

    FEECO Australasia Batch Lab

  • Potash Compaction Granules

    Potash Compaction Granules

  • FEECO Batch Kiln

    FEECO Batch Kiln

  • Bagasse Processing in the FEECO Lab via Rotary Dryer

    Bagasse Processing in the FEECO Lab via Rotary Dryer

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    background1

  • Calciner - Resource Recovery System

    Calciner – Resource Recovery System

  • Carbon Black Agglomeration

    Carbon Black Agglomeration

  • Paddle Mixer Internals

    Paddle Mixer Internals

  • Attrition Test

    Attrition Test

  • Agglomerated Algae

    Agglomerated Algae

  • Compaction Granulation Before and After

    Compaction Granulation Before and After

  • Feasibility Testing in FEECO Lab

    Feasibility Testing in FEECO Lab

  • FEECO Batch Fluid Bed Dryer (FEECO Lab)

    FEECO Batch Fluid Bed Dryer (FEECO Lab)

  • FEECO Lab Safety

    FEECO Lab Safety

  • FEECO Lab Upgrade - Control System

    FEECO Lab Upgrade – Control System

 

Brochures

Articles

Here is a list of the most recent Waste Transformation articles written on our blog:

Photo of the Week: Pellet Examination

Photo of the Week: Pellet Examination

This week’s photo comes straight from FEECO’s lab, where a technician is examining pellets on a discContinue Reading…
The Power of Data Tracking in a Process Setting

The Power of Data Tracking in a Process Setting

Tracking data in a process setting may seem like a mundane feat, but the ability to assess and adjusContinue Reading…
Photo of the Week: Organics Granulation Lab

Photo of the Week: Organics Granulation Lab

This week’s photo comes from FEECO’s lab testing center, where an organic material is being fed to aContinue Reading…
Photo of the Week: Sieve Analysis

Photo of the Week: Sieve Analysis

This week’s photo shows pellets on a sieve. Sieves, made up of a circular, metal frame, with a screeContinue Reading…
Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln

This week’s photo shows a batch kiln from FEECO’s lab. The batch kiln can be used for a variety of hContinue Reading…