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City trash-to-biofuel project takes step ahead for Blairstown, Marion

By Rick Smith | April 7, 2014 | The Gazette BLAIRSTOWN — No Martians are landing, but loads of steel began arriving on Monday for the takeoff of project to expand and revitalize the shuttered ethanol plant here to ready it for something remarkable. Rutherford Construction project manager Jonathan Mass (left) and laborer Conlin Smith help foreman […]

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Waste Into BioFuel

Trash to Bio-Treasure

Holly Jessen | October 11, 2013 | Ethanol Producer Magazine What’s valuable about an old T-shirt and a soiled cardboard Big Mac container? While most people think nothing of tossing these items out, waste-to-energy firms like Enerkem and Fiberight LLC have a plan to keep garbage like this out of landfills while producing alternative fuels. […]

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Fiberight awarded MSW supply agreement

By Erin Voegele | August 30, 2013 | Ethanol Producer Magazine Waste-to-energy firm Fiberight LLC plans to break ground on a solid waste recycling plant in Marion, Iowa, as soon as December. Once complete, the facility will process municipal solid waste (MSW) into feedstocks for the production compressed biogas and cellulosic ethanol. The Marion City […]

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Fiberight Ethanol Faciliity in Blairstown, Iowa

Eastern Iowa developer plans to turn trash into ethanol, compressed natural gas

By Rick Smith | August 23, 2013 | BLAIRSTOWN — Craig Stuart-Paul wants to make something from nothing, and in the process bring a small, forlorn-looking ethanol plant south of this Benton County town back from the dead. Stuart-Paul, with the distinguished-sounding name and a British accent to go with it, says he and […]

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Iowa City Exploring Waste Diversion

By Adam B Sullivan | August 12, 2013 | As much as 80 percent of trash could be kept out of landfill One person’s trash could be another person’s renewable energy source. Iowa City is moving forward on plans that officials hope will divert most of the waste coming into the landfill. The city […]

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A Trash to Treasure Alchemist

By TIM PORTZ | May 21, 2013 | BioMass Magazine Converting an existing dry-mill corn ethanol plant to an advanced biofuel facility has accelerated Fiberight’s commercialization plan. While Fiberight certainly isn’t the only advanced biofuel company eyeing municipal solid waste (MSW) as its chief input, it may be the only producer hinging its commercialization strategy […]

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Fiberight looks to work with Benton County on new ethanol facility

By JIM MAGDEFRAU | Star Press Union Editor | Too good to be true? That’s what one Benton County supervisor thought as heard an update on the Fiberight ethanol plant in Blairstown, which was given Tuesday, April 29, at the supervisors’ meeting in Vinton. Giving the update were Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO of Fiberight, Brian […]

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Like a scene from a movie: trash may soon fuel cars

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) Perhaps you remember the scene from Back to The Future, where Doc fills the DeLorean time machine up with garbage to create fuel, then goes whizzing down the street? While we haven’t mastered time travel, fuel made of garbage is becoming a reality.

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Clean fuels can help drive Virginia’s economy

Every week, the garbage truck collects your trash and carries it away to a landfill. Imagine if the driver took a different path and carried the waste to a refinery, to be turned into fuel that powers our cars, trucks and buses. This is not science fiction – it is happening today, in Lawrenceville.

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Three Waste-to-Energy Solutions

We all add to the waste stream every day – probably without thinking much about it. According to Webster, waste is “damaged, defective, or superfluous material,” also considered, “an unwanted by-product,” or refuse, which is defined as “a worthless or useless part of something.” In other words, it is something that was created that no longer has any use for anyone.

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