Edited by DeAnne Toto | recyclingtoday.com | Aug. 14, 2018
Earlier this summer, CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, broke ground on the installation of the material recovery facility that will be the front-end system for Fiberight’s waste processing and refining facility that features Fiberight’s first full-scale biofuels and biogas processing systems.
Serving 115 municipalities, the 144,000-square-foot Hampden, Maine, facility will feature technologies from CP Group for recovering recyclables and preparing residual waste for further processing on-site.
“I have known and have worked with CP since the 1990s on various jobs,” says Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO of Fiberight, which is headquartered in Maryland. “CP is an engineering-focused company, which brought great value and utility when working with Fiberight to create a flexible design that is optimized for our unique processing needs.”
The recovery system features a CP trommel screen with bag-opening knives, a steel-disc CP OCCScreen, the new nonwrapping CP Auger Screen used to size material in place of a traditional scalping screen, two CPScreens for 2D/3D separation, the abrasion-resistant CP Glass Breaker to remove glass and fines and four optical sorters: Two MSS Cirrus PlasticMax optical sorters will recover polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), one MSS Cirrus FiberMax optical sorter will sort and clean fiber and one MSS Cirrus will be used as a scavenger optical sorter to recover remaining commodities.
“The system is a blend of traditional and new equipment to provide Fiberight with flexibility for changing markets with extremely low-maintenance and durable machines,” says Terry Schneider, president and CEO of CP Group.
Fiberight’s proprietary anaerobic digestion and biogas technology converts organic waste to biofuel and refined bioproducts. Residual waste at the facility will be processed by Fiberight’s technology, upgrading the municipal solid waste (MSW) residue into industrial bioenergy products.
Fiberight anticipates landfill diversion of up to 80 percent, the CP Group says in a press release announcing the installation. By designing the plant to be adaptable based on future market trends, this state-of-the-art facility will be well-suited to handle changing market conditions, particularly because it is capable of upgrading mixed paper to pulp-based products, the equipment supplier says.
“We are very honored to be a part of this groundbreaking technological advancement with the Fiberight team,” Schneider says. “Their forward-thinking approach could change the way the industry processes waste, particularly fiber.”
CP says its installation of the material recovery facility (MRF) will take slightly more than three months, with a forecasted system startup date in the fourth quarter of 2018.