Infinitus Energy has begun construction of a material recovery facility (MRF) in Montgomery, Ala., aimed at eliminating up to 85 percent of waste going to the city’s landfill.
The Plantation, Fla.-based Infinitus said in a news release the facility will be able to process up to 225,000 tons of waste per year when it is expected to open June 30, 2014. The MRF will cost about $35 million, cover 81,992 square feet and create 110 jobs.
Once the facility begins operations, the city will collect all residential trash and take it to the Advanced Mixed Materials Recovery Facility at the Renewable Energy Park for separation. The company claims the advanced technology at the facility will allow it to accept a larger variety of materials for recycling.
Municipalities and commercial businesses within a 90-mile radius from the facility may also contract to process their waste at the facility.
Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) designed and is manufacturing the Montgomery plant.
Infinitus is working with Zero Waste Energy LLC, Lafayette, Calif., to install Zero Waste’s Smartferm technology of anaerobic digesters as Phase II of the project. That will enable the system to convert organic waste sorted at the facility into compressed natural gas (CNG).