Cities across the globe are starting to run into issues with what to do with both food waste and solid waste. In a recent report out of Beirut, Lebanon, trash is found piling up across the city, including along many streets. While in the U.S. this problem is not as extreme, in many places, like Beirut, landfills are running out of space and local leaders are running out of time to fix it. Additionally, a number of cities are looking into alternatives to address their future waste management needs because of sustainability and climate goals.
Whatever the reasons some cities, town and counties across the United States are considering using their mixed municipal solid waste including their food waste to create renewable fuel.
BioHiTech has the perfect solution for this approach with the help from their subsidiary Entsorga North America. Entsorga’s solution introduces a propriety system of Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) poised to change the disposal of waste in the future.
Entsorga’s HEBioT MBT technology uses a combination of automated sorting equipment to remove recyclables, enhanced biological composting, and mechanical refinement that will convert the mixed municipal solid waste into an EPA recognized clean alternative renewable fuel source called solid recovered fuel (SRF).
Future Entsorga facilities will serve as a “renewable landfill” where approximately 80% of the incoming waste will now be reduced, re-used or recycled. Environmental conditions for the local communities it services will improve and by substituting the use of traditional fossil fuels with renewable fuel carbon footprints will also be reduced supporting those municipalities with zero waste and sustainability initiatives.
The first of its kind HEBioT facility in the United States is currently under construction in Martinsburg, West Virginia (http://entsorgawv.com).
“With solutions like Entsorga, think about how a city’s landscape could benefit. Places like Lebanon would not have trash on streets, quality of life would improve and the environment would be cleaner and safer for generations to come.”