Organics received at Marion, Iowa, facility will be converted into biogas and ethanol.
Baltimore-based Fiberight LLC has won approval by Marion (Iowa) City Council to build a solid waste recycling facility. Fiberight focuses on transforming post-recycled municipal solid wastes and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product.
Marion City Council approved the plan Aug. 22. According to an article in The Gazette, the facility’s sorting process will convert some of the organic material into compressed biogas for use as vehicle fuel for the city’s fleet of more than 50 vehicles. Other organics will be send to a nearby plant to produce a waste-derived ethanol which Fiberight calls Trashenol.
Fiberight will now seek an air-quality permit from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Construction of the Marion Waste Revitalization Facility is expected to begin by the end of the year.