RUTLAND, Vt., March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Accordant Energy, LLC, an innovative leader in the field of waste-derived engineered fuels, announced today its licensee — RePower South, LLC — has begun construction of its first Advanced Recycling and recovery facility, which will utilize Accordant’s patented ReEngineered Feedstock technology.

Located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, RePower South (RPS) will develop the Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility using Accordant’s patented technologies to process 50 tons per hour of mixed municipal solid waste, recovering recyclable materials for sale in commodities markets, and producing a renewable solid fuel — ReEngineered Feedstock — from non-recyclables. Recovered commodities from the plant will include aluminum, scrap metal, OCC, mixed paper, PET, and HDPE, significantly improving recycling penetration in the plant’s service area.

Market demand for low carbon, renewable solid fuels is expanding as both large and small businesses seek cleaner forms of energy for manufacturing processes and electricity generation. ReEngineered Feedstock meets these needs through competitive attributes:

  • Low Carbon – As calculated using the EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM), each ton of ReEngineered Feedstock combusted results in a total reduction of approximately 2.5 metric tons of carbon equivalent (MTCO2E), realized through the avoidance of landfill disposal
  • High Calorific Value – ReEngineered Feedstock has a higher heating value (HHV) approximating 10,000 Btu/lb., which is substantially greater than that of typical biomass (6,000 Btu/lb) and comparable to that of typical coal (12,000 Btu/lb).
  • Customized Combustion Properties – ReEngineered Feedstock can be engineered for a variety of combustion applications and is physically and chemically designed to mimic the properties of coal. This allows for more effective co-firing applications in cement kilns and boilers than realized by biomass and other alternative fuels.
  • Designation as a Non-Hazardous Secondary Material – ReEngineered Feedstock holds a non-waste fuel determination from the EPA, allowing significant regulatory benefits for its users

Paula A. Calabrese — Senior Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer of Accordant — commented, “The RPS team has decades of experience in the recycling, solid waste, energy, finance, and construction industries, having built, owned, and operated multiple recycling and solid waste companies. We are confident this first commercial facility utilizing the Accordant technology will improve recycling performance and landfill diversion while providing a renewable solid fuel for cement kilns and utility and industrial boilers.”

Accordant Energy, LLC

Accordant Energy, LLC is an emerging clean technology company creating economic and environmental value by diverting municipal solid waste from landfills and delivering a unique renewable solid fuel technology to the global market. Accordant licenses a patented technology to recover high-value recyclables and organic matter from the mixed municipal waste stream and converts the remaining material, which to date has been disposed of in landfills, in an engineered fuel, marketed under the tradename ReEngineered Feedstock. This fuel is specially designed to be co-fired with coal and biomass in power generation facilities, cement kilns and industrial boilers. Accordant Energy is developing ReEngineered Feedstock manufacturing facilities and working with a network of licensees to deploy its technologies. http://www.accordantenergy.com

RePower South, LLC

RePower South is an Advanced Recycling, recovery and renewable energy company, helping transform our communities toward a sustainable waste and energy future. We recover recyclable materials from the waste stream typically landfilled and further extract non-recyclable fibers and polymers to manufacture a low carbon, renewable fuel to replace coal. RePower South holds an exclusive license from Accordant Energy, LLC for the development, manufacture and sale of ReEngineered Feedstock, an EPA determined non-hazardous secondary material. RePower South increases community recycling, diversion from landfill and use of clean energy. http://www.repowersouth.com

Media Contacts:

Accordant Energy, LLC
Mary Mullin
mary.mullin@accordantenergy.com
802-772-7368

RePower South, LLC
Bob Shepard
bobshepard@repowersouth.com
843-696-4074

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SOURCE Accordant Energy, LLC