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TWO businesses have teamed up to develop large-scale organic waste treatment projects using composting technology.
The agreement sees HotRot and Bio Watt Engineering (BWE) join forces to form an organisation dedicated to providing and developing expertise in the planning, construction and operation of Tunnel and IVC composting operations. BWE now assumes the primary responsibility for all HotRot business development and technical support activities in the UK as HotRot’s licensed technology partner.
BWE is part of The BioWatt Group which provides engineering and development services to the organic waste management and recycling industry, initially in the UK and Eire. HotRot provides in-vessel composting technology for processing difficult organic waste streams.
James Lloyd, CEO of Bio Watt, commented: “Our relationship with HotRot and the strong pipeline of specialist composting projects is a cornerstone for the rapid growth of BioWatt in the UK. This growth builds further upon our recent agreement with one of Europe’s largest biogas developers, Agri.capital, to develop 50MW of anaerobic digestion capacity in the UK.”
Bruce Foulds, executive chairman of HotRot, said the formation of an independent engineering operation in the UK will further stimulate the development of the UK market for HotRot technology. “We are following a global strategy to establish similar strategic relationships in our major international markets,” he added.
HotRot is a privately-owned New Zealand company founded in 2003 to commercialise in-vessel composting technology that had emerged from a local research institute. It has further developed the technology and its associated product and service portfolio and has 22 organic waste treatment plants installed across the world.

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