The first Ecoverse Showcase welcomed more than 500 people to downtown Cleveland on April 14-16, many of whom attended to sneak a peek at the latest in waste and organics machinery.
The showcase featured 13 machines, 36 classroom sessions, service training, and countless personal product tours of Doppstadt, Backhus, Backers, Tiger, and Harvest Quest.
“We had people from England, Kiverco from Ireland, Heinz Backers from Germany, the guys from Backhus and Cesaro from Italy,” says Shane Donnelly, co-owner of Ecoverse. “In addition, we had a strong contingent of Doppstadt people there. People that helped us build the business for 12 years now.
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Donnelly notes that Doppstadt will have been in business 50 years this June and are hosting an International Expo to celebrate it past, and future. There will be 100 machines working at the event on June 24 -26 in Calbe, Germany, southwest of Berlin.
The three day event covered a range of topics including; food waste depackaging and removal of plastic, anaerobic digestion, reduction of odors from compost, remediation of drill cuttings-hydroloc and technical equipment training. Industry leading speakers included; Tom Kirkland from Bay Mulch, Bob Yost from A1 Organics, Matt Biegler from Compost USA, Darren Midlane from Harvest Quest, Renato Contipelli from Quasar AD Systems, Mitch Kessler from Kessler Consulting and Bruce Sandau and Jim Dalton from Green Earth.