Energies Ethanol Capabilities
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LifeGrid Solutions ethanol plant Process

The Process

The overall process removes 90% of the total volume of MSW normally deposited in a landfill. The process meets the public mandate to recycle. The process has no air emissions. The separation, fermentation and distillation processes are well known and widely used.

LifeGrid Solutions will neither collect nor transport municipal solid waste or specific feed stock. Instead, LifeGrid Solutions will operate a central MSW processing facility, or in the case of industrial application, specific cellulosic processing facility to produce materials to be sold. However approximately 10% of the material received will not be able to be processed into useful products in the initial stages of facility development. This 10% will be deposited in a permitted landfill. Processing waste into salable products eliminates the long-term costs and liabilities of maintaining a sanitary landfill. The land available for sanitary landfill is becoming scarcer and landfill construction and operating costs are going up. Diverting MSW to an LifeGrid Solutions facility will allow the remaining landfill capacity to be stretched significantly compared to current landfill practices with minimal additions of degradable organic materials.

The processing of unsorted waste from paper and the food industry as well as other organic feed stock providers further diverts waste material from either the landfill process or its costly exportation to countries for incineration. Harmful methane and CO2 emissions are also avoided as the diverted MSW stream will be sorted, processed and converted in a fully enclosed facility thereby reducing the carbon footprint as well as significantly reducing harmful greenhouse gases.