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GSA Prototype Recycling Plant

Sophia Wang Studies

The GSA Bedding Recycling Plant is well suited for the preferred initial market of racetracks and equestrian show centers that have the largest concentration of well-managed horses.

The GSA Bedding Recycling Plant is a proprietary process that takes used bedding through a refined steam sterilization and separation process eradicating the vast majority of pathogens and mold spores through computer controlled parameters. The recycled bedding is separated prior to packaging while the remaining sorted organic fines (manure, wood and organic dust) will be used to power the Plants or sold as a soil amendment or wood pellet additive depending on local market conditions.

Each GSA Bedding Plant processes the used stall wood shavings from between 2,000 and 3,000 horses and can recycle 14,000 wet tonnes (WT) of used horse bedding annually (40hrs/week) to produce 2,000,000 cubic ft. of recycled horse bedding or 400,000 bags for resale. A double shift is anticipated in higher populous regions. One of the main advantages of GSA’s proprietary process is that used horse bedding can be recycled in multiple cycles, before it loses its capacity to absorb moisture, and by adding 15-20% new shavings/sawdust to the outgoing supply, the horse bedding may be recycled indefinitely. GSA has created a sustainable initiative to combat two major global problems in the equine industry; the availability of local premium sustainable bedding material and the increasing crisis of waste disposal.

A GSA Bedding Plant can be manufactured in different sizes depending on the client’s requirements but the initial launch will be focused on the GSA-2000. The GSA-2000 commercial plant is well suited for the preferred initial market of racetracks and equestrian show centers that have the largest concentration of well-managed horses.

Through the process of refinement and extraction, used stalled bedding can be shipped to a GSA plant and processed into a recycled bedding that is more absorbent and cleaner than the original. This High Absorbency Bedding Intentionally treated (HABIT) is the basis for a closed loop farm-to-farm local process that save farms money.