CP Group announced it broke ground on the installation of the advanced materials recovery facility that will be the front-end system for Fiberight’s waste processing and refining facility. This site will feature Fiberight’s first full-scale operation of its biofuels and biogas processing systems.
Serving 115 municipalities, the 144,000-square-foot Hampden, Maine, facility will feature the latest technologies from CP Group to recover recyclable commodities and prepare residual waste for further processing onsite.
“I have known and have worked with CP since the 1990s on various jobs. CP is an engineering-focused company, which brought great value and utility when working with Fiberight to create a flexible design that is optimized for our unique processing needs,” said Craig Stuart-Paul, Fiberight CEO, in a statement.
The recovery system features a CP Trommel Screen with bag-opening knives, a steel-disc CP OCCScreen, the new non-wrapping CP Auger Screen used to size material in place of a traditional scalping screen, two CPScreens for 2D/3D separation, the abrasion-resistant CP Glass Breaker to remove glass and fines and four optical sorters. Two MSS CIRRUS PlasticMax optical sorters will recover PET and HDPE, one MSS CIRRUS FiberMax optical sorter will sort and clean fiber and one MSS CIRRUS will be used as a scavenger optical sorter to recover any remaining commodities.
“The system is a blend of traditional and new equipment to provide Fiberight with flexibility for changing markets with extremely low-maintenance and durable machines,” said Terry Schneider, president and CEO of CP Group, in a statement.
Fiberight’s proprietary anaerobic digestion and biogas technology will convert organic wastes to biofuel and refined bioproducts. Residual waste at the facility will be processed by Fiberight’s technology, upgrading the municipal solid waste residue into industrial bio-energy products.
Fiberight noted it anticipates landfill diversion of up to 80 percent. By designing the plant to be adaptable based on future market trends, this facility will be suited to handle changing market conditions, particularly because it is capable of upgrading mixed paper to pulp-based products.
“We are very honored to be a part of this groundbreaking technological advancement with the Fiberight team,” said Schneider. “Their forward-thinking approach could change the way the industry processes waste, particularly fiber.”
CP’s installation of the materials recovery facility will take just over three months, with a forecasted system startup date in Q4 2018.