In 2000 Roger Claypol and Bill Swanek decided to invest in an aerated
Phase 1 system. For them the optimal choice was aerated windrows,
which could be loaded by a mobile blender. The system is split up in specific
pre-wet windrows in the open air and fermentation windrows under
cover. Both systems have an aerated floor to minimise the influence of the
Christiaens Controls were responsible for the air technical engineering
and controls and later the deliveries and installations.
After the successful start-up of the Phase 1 system, Christiaens Controls
supplied the air handling and controls for 10 Phase 2 tunnels, which were
constructed immediately following the start up.