Frontier is working on a palm oil project in South America. The financial plan leverages the return from carbon credits earned by composting palm oil waste (EFBs and POME).
Land-use is improved by a reduction from six POME ponds to one holding pond. Vegetation waste is shredded and formed into windrows, sheltered from drenching rain and to prevent leaching of nutrients. POME from the holding pond is added periodically by a spray-system and the windrows are turned regularly, to promote mixing and aeration by a Frontier FM-18,4 x 4, self-propelled straddle windrow-turner. The compost is mature after 60-90 days when it will be returned to the land and used as fertilizer, as well as soil remediation, and pest control. It is projected that the compost will replace nearly 70% of chemical fertilizers currently in use.
See also Grinding EFBs (under Case Studies) for video of EFB grinding.