• Agromin Products Now Available in Moorpark & Somis - Thursday, December 9, 2010 at

  • Soil products and mulches made from renewable green materials collected weekly from Ventura County residents are now available at Moorpark and Somis nurseries.

    Planting mix, potting soil, vegetable garden mix and other soil products created from local green materials by Oxnard-based organics recycler Agromin are available at Performance Nursery's two locations: 12777 Tierra Rejada Rd. in Moorpark and at 6001 Los Angeles Ave. in Somis.

    "We are all trying to be more sustainable," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "One way is by producing products locally that can be used locally. Grass clippings, leaves and other green materials are collected from residents and businesses and then go through a natural recycling process that produces some of the richest compost in the country. The compost and mulch are then made available to consumers and landscapers in bags and in bulk and distributed onto our county's agricultural lands."

    "It's important for gardeners to protect their investment," says Fernando Munoz, Performance Nursery manager in Somis. "Using quality planting mix, like Agromin's, will make your plants stronger and healthier. And, it's always a good idea to use products created locally from our own green materials. It's better for our economy and better for the environment."

    Agromin processed over 360,000 tons of organic materials last year. Its largest customers are farmers and professional landscapers but its products are becoming more available to consumers through retail outlets.

    "It's good to know that by filling up your green barrel each week, you're doing your part to create a more sustainable and cleaner community," says Camarillo.

    For more information about organics recycling, go to www.agromin.com. To reach Performance Nursery, call 800-525-5446, www.performancenursery.com.


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  • Agromin and Zero Waste Energy Partner To Create Biogenic Energy Facilities - Friday, December 3, 2010 at

  • Agromin and Zero Waste Energy are partnering to create biogenic energy facilities in California.

    "After identifying suitable locations, Zero Waste Energy will provide the biogenic technology for each site and Agromin will supply the organic materials needed to make it all work," says Bill Camarillo, CEO of Agromin, an organic materials processing company. "Zero Waste will convert organic materials into biogas through an anaerobic digestion dry fermentation process. The biogas will be used to create electricity and transportation fuel. Once the gas is removed and the biogenic process is completed, Agromin will turn the remaining organic material into rich, high-quality compost. Nothing is wasted."

    "Everything is done indoors in a controlled environment," says Eric Herbert, Zero Waste Energy CEO. "It's clean and quiet with no odor emissions. A typical facility has a 500-kilowatt capacity. The compressed natural gas (CNG) we produce will be used in trucks, buses and cars. CNG is an ideal alternative to fossil fuel and is being used more and more throughout the world."

    Oxnard-based Agromin manufactures earth-friendly soil products from organic material collected from cities and unincorporated areas throughout Southern California. Each month, Agromin receives thousands of tons of this material and then uses a safe, natural and sustainable process to transform it into soil products.

    Zero Waste Energy, based in San Jose, designs, builds, and operates integrated solid waste facilities in North America. It is currently building an anaerobic digestion plant in San Jose, the first of its kind in the U.S. The technology is used extensively in Germany, where it was developed, and across Europe.

    For more information about the companies, go to www.agromin.com and www.zwenergy.com.

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