Birth of Komptech
Travelling the world is routine for our Sales Director. He’s glad to educate others about the technical possibilities of waste processing in other countries. But the discussion at the AORA conference in Adelaide was different; the 50-year-old Konrad felt a little bit like he had gone back in time. The topic of the event was the Food Organics and Garden Organics directive, or FOGO for short, under preparation in Australia. It will set new framework conditions. Biogenic waste, whether household or commercial, will now have to be collected separately and then treated biologically. “The planning of the FOGO regulation couldn’t help but remind me of the very earliest days of Komptech. It was very similar to the situation in our part of Austria exactly 30 years ago. The mandate to collect biogenic waste separately transformed the disposal industry, and was the initial motivator for the very first Topturn compost turner,” recounts Konrad.