The Fiberight’s highly skilled team has a huge amount of experience in sectors including production/manufacturing, recycling, plastics processing, trading, biomass combustion, organics processing, process engineering, project management, scientific expertise, capital equipment projects and finance.
Our Mission & Timeline
Founded in 2nd generation ethanol
Fiberight was initially established to address the demand for second generation ethanol in the US by converting the cellulosic component of recycled paper and cardboard into ethanol. Although sound in theory, the price of recycled paper at the time meant that this idea would not be economically feasible.
Instead a secondary plan was devised… the recovery of paper from a lower value feedstock – mixed waste.
Redefining waste as a resource
As Fiberight developed a process to recover the paper from waste it quickly became clear that this process was pioneering a new approach to segregate and recover individual components of the waste stream, including organic food waste, metals, rigid plastics and plastic films.
Bit by bit, Fiberight developed the technology to not only recover the fiber but also to recover up to 80% of the material resources within the residual waste stream. The initial pilot scale development work was carried out in the UK, the data gathered from this gave Fiberight the confidence that the concept was a winner.
Fiberight invested eight years into research and development to perfect an innovative method of recovering resources from everyday household waste to build a profitable and solution-driven business.
Proof of Concept
In 2013, Fiberight obtained the financing to construct a 15,000 sq. ft. demonstration facility in Virginia, US. Over the last five years Fiberight has utilized both its demonstration and pilot sites in the US and UK to develop and optimize the technology.
This proof of concept and the securing of a 15-year waste contract from the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) enabled Fiberight to obtain the financing for its first commercial plant located in Hampden, Maine, US.
The nature of mixed waste demands that a recovery technology be robust and flexible regardless of the feedstock composition any given day or season. By design, our technology lends itself to being implemented in any market around the globe, regardless of domestic habits, recycling mandates or collection infrastructure.
Operation of first commercial facility
The first commercial facility using Fiberight’s core technology was commissioned in Hampden, Maine in 2019. This plant services 116 communities in the region.
Continue to Diversify
Fiberight continues to carry out research and development to ensure that recovered resources can be upgraded to multiple and diverse higher-value products. This will allow for future off-take market flexibility especially where certain products are more desirable than others in a given geographic location.
Fiberight are currently working on commercial expansion into the UK with a proposed site to be operational in 2022.
Fiberight’s Resource recovery facility is now open for business. With support from Innovate UK, we have scaled-up our next generation resource recovery process.
Our patented Hydracycle process uses water to fractionate mixed contaminated household and household-like waste material into homogenous resources grades including film and rigid plastics, and paper grades suitable for further processing. So, material that would have been lost to incineration or landfill can be recovered – improving recycling rates for Local Authorities, and significantly increasing the value of these resources.
Fiberight is targeting rapid expansion of our commercial plants in UK and US markets with a population of at least 100,000 focusing specifically on those communities with disposal limitations and high disposal costs
Fiberight is keen to continue collaboration with strategic partners who are looking for; solutions to increase resource recovery and recycling or; searching for sustainable commodities to be used within product manufacture