Commercial Production Plant, Maine US

Project Description:

The core Fiberight process (HYDRACYCLE™)has been implemented in Maine, US. This plant had a nominal processing capacity of 180,000tpa. It showcased the core process for mixed MSW (household waste) but did not have high-value bolt-ons operations for plastics or cellulosic fibre upgrading. The plant was deployed to produce traditional dry recyclables (rigid plastics, metals, card), pulp to be used in biomass boilers, biogas and mixed plastic briquettes for fuel.

This plant is currently off-line due to commercial difficulties experienced in 2020 including the collapse of the dry recyclables market, regulatory hurdles and Covid-19. The plant operated for 6 months prior to being shut down and proved much of the HYDRACYCLE™ technology at commercial scale.