Article in Biocycle from our Founder, Charles Duprey
Our founder, Charles Duprey, has been involved in compost and engineered soil sales for over a decade. In that time, he has been serving on the US Composting Council’s Market Development Committee. This committee has spearheaded work with the Technical Manual for the Evaluation of Composting and Compost (TMECC), which is the basis for the ‘certified compost’ Seal of Testing Assurance Program.
He has served on subcommittees to review changes and additions to the the TMECC, as recommended by the Compost Analysis Proficiency Program and Dr. Wayne Thompson, to modernize and update the testing in the early 2010’s. The committee works on outreach and marketing programs with architects and state agencies like “Compost: The Sustainable Solution.” The hands-on experience with labs and day to day interaction with the program has given him a broad understanding of overall successes and key factors.
Based on that knowledge, Mr. Duprey’s latest accomplishment is an article about compost testing, the TMECC, and how STA is a critical tool. The article is titled “Comparison Of Compost Laboratory Results.” Identical samples of two composts were sent to six labs for testing and analysis. Results highlight differences between using the national TMECC standards and other test methods. You can read more here at Biocycle online…