Letter from EPA validates company’s engineered fuel as a nonwaste fuel.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued Vexor Technology, Medina, Ohio, a "comfort letter" for Vexor Engineered Fuel (VEF) under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) rule, the company announced on its website.
The letter legitimizes the fuel process and recognizes the use of VEF as a non-waste alternative fuel, according to the company. “This is great news for us at Vexor and another win in our push to pave the way for a sustainable alternative fuel produced from various feedstocks,” the company website states.
Vexor defines VEF as “a manufactured product with a commercial application used as a coal substitute in a combustion unit where coal is burned, such as a cement kiln, lime kiln or utility boiler. This alternate energy source is manufactured from various nonhazardous industrial and commercial materials that hold no value and has historically been disposed of in landfills. This includes but not limited to various plastics, paper, and cardboard that cannot be further recycled by traditional means, as well as industrial wastes such as soy based inks, chemicals and oleo chemicals.”
In order to be considered a non-waste fuel under the NHSM rule, the fuel product must meet specific processing and legitimacy criteria outlined by the EPA.