Dynamic Recycling LLC is building a recycling and ethanol disposal plant in Bristol, Tenn.
Dynamic Recycling, part of the Abingdon, Va.-based MXI Environmental Services LLC, said construction of the tank farm phase of the project has been completed, and operations should begin in mid-June, according to a news release.
When complete, the facility will handle the recycling of beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and the disposal of ethanol. All consumer goods that can’t be sold will be destroyed through the facility’s decasing operation.
Currently the company is completing installation of the plant’s cooling and evaporation towers.
When the plant is complete it will increase the company’s capacity by 200 percent, the firm said.
Ethanol has been a common target for recycling, conversion and disposal in the waste and recycling industry. Last June Montreal-based Enerkem Inc. has opened a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. It was built to produce renewable chemicals, and by the end of this year it will add production of advanced ethanol.
In 2011 Houston-based Waste Management Inc. invested in and is partnering with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., for waste-to-energy projects. Waste Management invested in Fulcrum’s construction of its Sierra BioFuels plant near Reno, Nev. The facility is designed to process 147,000 tons of waste per year and produce approximately 10 million gallons of ethanol annually.