Wilson Bio-Chemical debuts pilot plant for fuels, chemicals from MSW

September 16, 2016 |

In the UK, Wilson Bio-Chemical has opened its Micro Autoclave Fiber Production Plant for turning MSW into biomass fiber that can be converted into a range of products, such as butanol, hydrogen, acetone and ethanol.

The facility has been developed with the help of the University of York’s subsidiary, the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), and is based at the BDC’s site just outside York.

Wilson Bio-Chemical has developed and installed a specialized, rotating autoclave which can treat the biological portion of MSW with steam and high pressure and convert it into a sterile fiber.

The new production plant is able to process 150,000 tonnes of waste per year, once it is at full commercial scale.

Wilson Bio-Chemical is working with BDC and the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products at the University of York on various projects to test the fermentation process and the feasibility for use in bio-energy.

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