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RePower South to Reopen MRF in Montgomery, Ala.

BHS will revamp the existing recycling system, which will support fuel production.

South Carolina-based RePower South (RPS) has reached an agreement with the city of Montgomery, Ala., to operate the city’s state-of-the-art materials recovery facility (MRF). RPS will invest $12 million in the newly named City of Montgomery Recycling and Recovery Facility. RePower South has partnered with Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and Loesche Energy Systems to revamp the existing recycling system to also produce a low-carbon, renewable fuel that will be sold to industry, cement and utility customers to replace coal in the production process.

“Our platform enables greater recycling recovery and does so across the entire Montgomery waste stream,” said Scott Montgomery, RPS corporate development director, in a statement. “RePower South creates a low-carbon, clean fuel to help reduce the consumption of coal. Greater recycling, less landfilling and cleaner air at lower cost is a true win-win for the City of Montgomery.”

The system will process 45 tons per hour of mixed waste to capture cardboard, metals, paper, plastics and produce fuel. New equipment joining the existing BHS screen, Nihot air and NRT optical sorting technologies include a primary reducer, two NRT optical sorters for fuel cleanup, a Loesche fuel system reducer and PAAL Dokon baler. In total, the system features 10 optical sorters, ensuring the positive recovery of fiber and containers and removal of contamination from fuel.

“It’s great to see the energy and excitement from all parties to ensure this world-class system is back up and running and better than ever,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller in a statement. “RPS has the ability to think outside of the box to help communities recycle in all market conditions, and we’re honored to have been selected once again as the system partner.”

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