David Border Consultancy - Capabilities

David Border Consultancy was set up in 1994 as a vehicle to carry out composting, anaerobic digestion, and other microbiology-based consultancies. The company has worked with organic waste producers, composters, anaerobic digesters, Local Authorities and Government Departments. Consultancy work has been carried out in the UK, USA, Holland, Italy, Sri Lanka and Malawi. David Border is a lecturer and writer on matters relating to commercial organic waste composting, compost product development, anaerobic digestion, and microalgae. He attends international conferences on composting, anaerobic digestion, microalgae, and other technologies used to process organic materials. He has a particular interest in integrating the technologies of composting, anaerobic digestion, the cultivation of microalgae, and developing new products from methane and carbon dioxide.

Feasibility studies Feasibility studies on composting, anaerobic digestion and microalgae operations. Selection of best practice technologies. The selection of composting, anaerobic digestion and microalgae cultivation systems and equipment on the basis of technical, environmental, marketing and financial restraints

Design, operation, optimisation The design, operation and optimisation of windrow, aerated static pile and in-vessel (IVC) composting systems

Composting a wide variety of feedstocks The commercial-scale composting of MSW fines, green waste, source-separated food waste, commercial organic wastes, Category 3 organics wastes, anaerobic digestates, agricultural wastes and biosolids

Markets for compost and digestate The development, trialling and marketing of waste-derived composts and digestates in horticulture and agriculture

Project management The management of major composting research projects

Technology analysis Industry and technology analyses including detailed literature surveys and comparative technology assessments