Innovative Technology for Any Market

Recovering Sustainable Resources

Fiberight’s team of international scientists and engineers have developed an innovative process to recover sustainable resources from waste. This next-generation recycling technology upgrades the recovered materials into higher value products resulting in a more sustainable and profitable resource recovery solution.

Designed for economic sustainability in an unpredictable and often volatile global recycling market, our technology was created with the flexibility to be implemented in any market around the globe, regardless of domestic habits, recycling mandates, or collection infrastructure.

Fiberight’s leading edge solution ensures mainstream recyclables, like paper, plastic, and metal inadvertently tossed in the trash are recovered rather than buried in a landfill or incinerated for energy.

OUR LEADING-EDGE SOLUTION:

Unlike other waste processing options, the Fiberight process recovers discreet material streams which are consistent in their composition regardless of the source and composition of the incoming waste.

Once these resources are recovered, they can then be used as feedstocks for bolt-on technologies which convert the raw materials into value-added products.

How It Works

Stage 1: Waste In

The waste is delivered to our facility using the current and local waste collection infrastructure. The commercial process can be scaled to accept daily tonnages appropriate to our design install.

How it works

Stage 2: Size Split

The waste is de‐bagged, placed onto a conveyer and then split into two size fractions using a trommel.

How it works

Stage 3: Recovery

Dry textiles are recovered from the larger size fraction prior to pulping. Bulky items such as toasters and kettles are separated from the rest of the waste stream.

How it works

Stage 4: Pulping

Both size fractions are pulped to break down the size of the organics; allowing them to be separated from the recyclables.

How it works

Stage 5: Washing & Extraction

First the pulped material is washed which allows solubilization and separation of the food waste from the fiber and unrecyclable mixed materials. The fiber is then collected through our extraction process. The mixed unrecyclable materials (mostly plastic) have a high calorific value and can be used for internal energy generation. Fiberight’s process recycles fiber from all sources including ‘hard to recycle’ materials such as disposable coffee cups, pizza boxes and tetra pak.

How it works

Stage 6: Hydrolysis

The fiber which can be used as a solid fuel or within pulp moulded products can also be sent to hydrolysis where enzymes are used to break down the carbohydrates (cellulose and hemicellulose) in the fiber to produce sugars such as glucose, xylose and mannose. The liquid sugar stream is separated from the residual solid which has a high lignin content.

How it works

Stage 7: Anaerobic Digestion

The solubilized food waste is processed through anaerobic digestion which converts this material into biogas (biomethane and carbon dioxide). The process also cleans the water which is recycled in a closed loop back to washing and extraction.

OUR VALUE-ADDED COMMODITIES

CLEAN, DRY, RECYCLABLES

Application
  • Ferrous and non‐ferrous metals recycling
  • Rigid plastics recycling

PLASTIC FILMS

Application
  • PE/PP pellets
  • Feedstock for thermal depolymerisation processes
  • Feedstock for cement kilns

CELLULOSE-RICH FIBER

Application
  • Biomass fuel (CelluRight)
  • Low‐ash pulp for pulp molded products

SECOND-GENERATION PLATFORM SUGARS

(GENERATED FROM CELLULOSE RICH FIBER)
Application
  • Biofuels
  • Biochemicals

LIGNIN-RICH FIBER

Application
  • Biomass fuel (calorific value higher than woody biomass)
  • Feedstock for lignin derived products

BIOGAS

Application
  • Electricity generation
  • Upgraded biomethane for grid injection
  • Transportation fuel

Our technology can be implemented in any market around the globe

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