Waste-to-biofuel plant is expected to come online by the first quarter of 2015.
The equipment company Andritz has received an order to supply the equipment, engineering and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant that is being built in Blairstown, Iowa. The facility is expected to start up by the first quarter of 2015.
Andritz, headquartered in Austria, is a supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors.
Andritz’s technology will be used for continuous pre-treatment of municipal solid waste feedstock, which will be converted into cellulosic ethanol using Fiberight’s existing fermentation and distillation processes. The company says its technology uses a unique steam heating concept to continuously preheat and cook the feedstock at elevated temperatures, producing an average of 200 bone dry metric tons per day of pretreated material.
Privately held Fiberight is a technology company that is focusing on transforming postrecycled municipal solid wastes and other organic feedstock into renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product.