The Fiberight facility, being constructed in Hampden, Maine, will process municipal solid waste for MRC member communities using Fiberight’s proprietary, state-of-the-art biotechnology technology to turn MSW into recyclables, industrial sugars and bio-fuels. The MRC has been working with Fiberight since the summer of 2013, when Fiberight provided a detailed response to the MRC’s Request for Expressions of Interest. At a meeting in February 2015, the MRC Board of Directors approved a development agreement with Fiberight after receiving a report on a peer review of its technology performed by the University of Maine Engineering Department. The plant is expected to begin accepting waste in 2018 with full commercial operations anticipated in the first quarter of 2019.
Converting Solid Waste to Energy
HOW IT WORKS:
- Municipal Solid Waste is delivered.
- A first sort removes unsuitable waste, such as inert materials and large bulky items
- A state of the art separation system recovers curbside-type recyclables from food waste and other organics in the waste stream
- What’s left after sorting is pulped and converted.
- Once the recyclables are removed, the rest of the waste is pulped and remaining plastics are separated from pulped organic materials
- The organic pulp is washed to remove contaminants and dirty water is sent to out anaerobic digester to generate biogas and clean the water
- Clean pulp may then be used to make new paper products, biomass fuel, or converted into sugars
- Fiberight’s system is able to process the clean pulp by using bio-catalysts to break down natural carbohydrates into liquid sugars
- These liquid sugars may either be processed into biogas by our anaerobic digester or fermented into biofuels.
- Waste Water is handled on site and re-used in our process.
- Once renewable fuel production is complete, a digestate fiber is available for compost or to be pelletized for energy recovery.
Recycling with Fiberight insures mainstream recyclables like paper, plastic and metal, inadvertently tossed in the trash are recovered rather than buried in a landfill.
As a leading edge clean technology company, our team focuses on transforming municipal solid waste (MSW) into green energy products by recovering everyday recyclable materials and converting what’s left into products such as biogas and biofuel.
Fiberight is one of the first companies in the US to have shown, at scale, that your trash is a resource. Our Hampden, Maine project will change the way Maine deals with its trash.