Kerry Doyle

Kerry Doyle

Getting more from cow manure reaps U.S. reward for Abbotsford firm

Trident Processes wins Innovation Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

“Eighteen months ago, there was me and my garage,” says  Trident Processes owner Kerry Doyle.

He’s guiding visitors through the company’s spacious new premises on Queen Street, next to the manufacturing facility that builds some of the gear for the Abbotsford company’s advanced manure recycling technology.

Trident held an open house Saturday to celebrate its expansion.

“We’re still growing,” Doyle said. “I haven’t enough people.”

The Trident technology uses an automated processes that applies mechanical screeners and separators to the considerable amount of manure generated by dairy farm cattle to extract dry fibre that can be used for barn stall bedding, a nutrient-rich sludge that can be used for fertilizer, and water “clean enough that the cows can drink it,” said Trident strategic advisor Richard Shatto.

Business has been good, with the company reporting revenues at $3 million and rising, and multiple projects built or booked in the U.S. and Canada, including one of the largest dairy farms in the USA, Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana.

Recently, Trident Processes won a prestigious Innovation Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Doyle said the award was an honour and the event was an excellent opportunity to present its process to a number of other invitees that included large companies, universities and environmental agencies at the White House.

The award was presented at the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 5.