In Maine, the University of Maine has been hired by a consortium of 187 towns and their MSW streams to evaluate whether Fiberight’s technology could be a good option for the state’s waste. The company is producing its Trashanol at a facility in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Currently the consortium’s waste is processed by a waste-to-energy plant […]
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In Austria, ANDRITZ has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa, USA. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015. The ANDRITZ technology will be used for continuous pre-treatment of municipal solid waste feedstock which will then be converted into cellulosic ethanol using […]
Fiberight is a privately held company founded in 2007 with current operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. As a leading edge clean technology company, our team focuses on transforming post-recycled municipal solid wastes and other organic feedstocks into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product. Pilot plant facilities have been on-going […]
In Iowa, Fiberight is investing $15 million to convert a former ethanol plant in Blairstown to produce fuel using its waste-to-ethanol technology. Already this summer it will start building a garbage sorting, shredding and recycling facility in nearby Marion that will eventually mean 80% of the waste that goes to the area’s landfill will instead […]
In Iowa, Iowa City is looking for permission to start negotiations with Fiberight to set up MSW-to-ethanol production, much in the way Marion has already done. The City held an RFP earlier this year and Fiberight was the only company to respond. The company says it can reduce the amount of waste going into the […]
In Iowa, Marion has approved a $20M solid waste to compressed biogas facility operated by Fiberight. The company, which was backed by a $25M loan guarantee from the USDA, a $2.9M grant from the Iowa Power Fund, and $20M in private investment, is scaling up from its currently operating demonstration facility in Virginia. The plant […]
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In Iowa, Marion City Council is in talks with Fiberight about building a waste-to-ethanol plant at a potential 50,000 square-foot supply site. The city has been requested to supply a letter of support for Fiberight’s $5.7 million grant application from the state’s Solid Waste Alternatives Program to build the facility. The company in turn would […]
In Maryland, Fiberight and KmX have signed a biofuel technology license agreement allowing Fiberight exclusive rights to KmX’s membrane aided concentration and dehydration technologies for conversion of Municipal Solid Waste. KmX’s membrane technologies replace the need for energy intensive distillation columns and molecular sieves in refining cellulosic ethanol. More on the story.
In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA has approved a conditional commitment for a $25 million guaranteed loan for the proposed Fiberight biorefinery, based in Blairstown, Iowa. USDA funding will be used to construct a 55,000 square foot facility that will produce cellulosic ethanol by converting municipal solid waste and other […]