CES OxyNol(TM) – A Proven Waste-to-ethanol Process
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D J Webster
CES OxyNolTM - a proven waste-to-ethanol process D. J. Webster Masada Resource Group LLC, U.S.A. Abstract Traditional landfilling and incineration fall short of the public’s demand for sustainable, affordable, and long term solutions to solid waste and sludge disposal. Masada OxyNolTM LLC (\“Masada”) is currently deploying its CES OxyNolTM waste-to-ethanol process that beneficially reuses or recycles up to 90 percent of delivered nonhazardous municipal solid waste (\“MSW’) and sewage sludge. Masada’s first commercial facility in Middletown, New York USA is fully permitted and a groundbreaking is expected in October 2002. A typical Masada OxyNolTM facility creates hundreds of new jobs and involves three main process areas, all of which are currently in commercial use today: Mixed waste materials recovery facility (\“MRF”) that separates recyclable materials from MSW and prepares a cellulosic feedstock. Acid hydrolysis converts cellulose to sugar and lignin residue, a renewable biomass solid fuel. Fermentation and distillation converts sugars to ethanol, a renewable fuel. The CES OxyNolTM process is robust and permanently disposes of waste. Heavy metals are safely controlled and the process produces no hazardous waste or harmful air or water emissions. Masada’s patented process is economically viable partly because of improved yields, reduced cost of materials of construction, and application of existing and proven processes. Masada’s CES OxyNolTM process offers an economically viable and environmentally sustainable alternative to burying, burning, or spreading raw waste. Local authorities benefit from economic development opportunities and a long term, sustainable solution to today’s waste disposal problems.