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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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. […]
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 […]
By Rick Smith | August 23, 2013 | TheGazette.com 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 […]
By Adam B Sullivan | August 12, 2013 | Press-Citizen.com 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 […]
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 […]
By JIM MAGDEFRAU | Star Press Union Editor | YourWeeklyPaper.com 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 […]
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.
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.
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.