For years biofuels research has focused on effectively converting biomass into usable liquid and gaseous fuels. Switchgrass, algae, wood, corn, food waste, textile waste and sewage sludge are just a few of the biomass materials that have been tested and/or processed commercially into fuel. But missing from this list is the one carbon-rich, biomass source produced daily in almost every home around the world – household garbage, or municipal solid waste.
Unfortunately, most municipal solid waste is buried in landfills or burned in grimy incinerators. The reason is that this waste is a conglomeration of many different materials whose use in biofuel manufacturing produces inconsistent and unpredictable results. Biofuel production – whether that is liquid fuel manufacturing, gasification or alternate power producers – work best with a homogeneous feedstock.
Enter WastAway®’s proven technology. In less than 20 minutes, the WastAway system transforms non-homogeneous municipal solid waste into a homogenous, predictable, pathogen and odor-free carbon-rich renewable feedstock called Fluff®. Fluff can be used in its raw form or pelletized, depending upon your unique requirements – but both forms have been safely and effectively tested in dozens of proprietary processes.