Renewable Fuel from MSW a Reality
In 2012 Fiberight’s Renewable Fuel production process was approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In 2013 Fiberight executed a Resource Recovery Agreement with the City of Marion, IA. With EPA approval and a source for MSW secured Fiberight is scaling up its processing capacity in Iowa to 650 tons per day of MSW that will produce 6 MMgy of renewable fuels. The next steps in the business expansion plan are underway:
- A shuttered corn ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa is being retrofitted into the first in the nation MSW Renewable Fuels Bio-Refinery.
- A Material Resource Recovery Facility (MRRF), the anchor business in Marion’s new Eco-Industrial Park, is being built.
The Fiberight Process : Virtual tour of Lawrenceville, VA
- “Waste” picked up by your garbage hauler, is delivered to the Marion MRRF at a cost competitive to landfill tip fees (and in some cases less).
- The first sort removes really small materials (such as pet litter, small rocks, dirt, etc.) and really large materials (cardboard, clean wood waste, electronics, large plastic toys, etc.)
- The remaining materials are conveyed to a state-of-the-art automated sorting system where they are sorted and separated for further processing and / or recycling:
- Paper, plastics, metals and other recyclable materials are baled and shipped to manufacturers who make new products out of old.
- Food waste, compostables, non-recyclable papers and other organics are processed in Blairstown where natural, bio-chemical processes and the work of enzymes, produce industrial sugars, which can sold as is or further refined to produce cellulosic ethanol Trashanol™ and biogas that can further refined and compressed as CNG.