Waste conversion of the future, operating facility in France

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This innovative technology accepts mixed municipal solid waste, recovers recyclable materials, and refuse derived fuel (RDF), and produces a marketable soil amendment. The presentation provides photos …

This innovative technology accepts mixed municipal solid waste, recovers recyclable materials, and refuse derived fuel (RDF), and produces a marketable soil amendment. The presentation provides photos of newly operational facility.

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  • 1. Nouveau Waste Conversion:An Innovative French Technology Comes to the USJanuary 31, 2012Presented by:Sandy Gutner, P.E.
  • 2.  Founder of Value Added Consulting, based in Ft. Lauderdale. 25 years in solid waste management consulting experiencegained with nationally known consulting firms. Primarily role as municipal clients’ or serve as owners’representative. Extensive technology evaluation experience from MSWcomposting, pyrolysis, and others in late ’80s, 1st generation ofplasma gasification, through current generations. www.value-addedllc.comSandy Gutner, P.E.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 3. Discussion Topics Project background and overview Technology description and development history Feasibility study methodology Pictures Study findings Current statusFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 4. Emerging Technologies New technologies being introduced constantly. Implementation slow to materialize in US. Most new technologies involve thermalconversion, electricity generation, or fuel production. US market success heavily reliant on commercialviability. Oxalor is a unique waste conversion technology basedon relatively simple concepts that generatesmarketable products from household waste.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 5. Criteria for Success of EmergingWaste Management Technologies A working technology is only the 1st step. Reference facility in commercial operation, usingsimilar feedstock, in this case as-delivered municipalsolid waste (MSW). Vendor willing and able to accept financial andperformance risk. Marketable products to support diversion claims. Competitive tipping feeFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 6. Study Background Oxalor is a patented waste conversion technology, withUS patents pending. Viridia, Int’l owns exclusive licensing rights to the Oxalortechnology in the US. Value Added Consulting was engaged by ViridiaInternational to conduct an independent feasibility studyof the Oxalor technology. Feasibility study was used to facilitate company andproject financing.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 7. Oxalor Background The process was developed in France more than 10 years ago. Original development was for use in converting wastewaterbiosolids to fertilizer. Testing was conducted on different feedstocks including MSW. After successful testing, the developer was able to execute anagreement between the Oxalor Group and a coalition of 18regional municipalities to build and operate an Oxalor MSWfacility for 20 years. The facility ownership is divided between the municipalities (51%)and the Oxalor Group (49%).Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 8. Oxalor MSW Development The facility sponsors applied for a permit to construct andoperate an Oxalor facility using MSW. Extensive regulatory scrutiny in permitting facility inFrance, including comprehensive Environmental ImpactStatement. Representative sampling and analysis was conducteddirectly by local regional governmental entity. Analysis was completed for metals and contaminants, aswell as agricultural components. Permit to construct and operate and MSW Oxalor processwas granted in 2010.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 9. Value Added ConsultingFeasibility Methodology Conducted independent review and analysis of previousresearch conducted by developer. Site visit to reference facilities in Lezay, France toobserve operations. Grab samples of product and analytical testing at USlaboratory. Analysis of project economics using several materialrecovery and recycling revenue scenarios.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 10. Oxalor Process Flow10120 min.Residence TimeTemp > 190F40 min.Residence TimeMSWCaloxToMRF
  • 11. After the ThermoAbsorber After Thermo-Absorber, material is completelydry, pathogen-free, and reduced in size. Trommel separates bulk of organic fraction, which then goesthrough refinement (removal of small Fe, non-Fe, inerts). Trommel overs go through fully automated MRF usingoptical sorting, magnetic and eddy current separation andinert removal. Non-recyclable but combustible materials shredded andmarketed. Residue is completely inert.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 12. Material BalanceFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesPathogen freeResidue toLandfillRecycledcommoditiesFertilizerRefuse DerivedFuelThe Oxalor Process
  • 13. Oxalor – Lezay, FranceFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 14. Site LocationFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 15. Facility StatisticsFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources Design Capacity of 20 tons per hour Building size 40,000 sf Converts ± 50% incoming waste to soil amendment Recovers recyclable HDPE, PET, PP, LLDPE Produces RDF from non-recyclable plastic, wood Remainder is inert residue
  • 16. View from Control RoomFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 17. Municipal WasteAs-DeliveredFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 18. Infeed ConveyorFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesScale ConveyorReversible Mixer FeedConveyor• Scale conveyor used to proportion Calox• Reversing shuttle conveyor alternatesfeeding mixing barrels
  • 19. Reversing Mixer FeedFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 20. 5 ton Mixing BarrelFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 21. 30 mm (1+ inch) TrommelFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 22. Film Plastic SeparatorFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 23. RDF From Trommel UndersFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesTrommelVibrating meshscreen
  • 24. RDF From OversFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 25. Optical Sorting Plastic, Fe, Non-FeFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 26. Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesInfeed to MRFOptical SortingSystem
  • 27. Final Oxyom ProductFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 28. Inductively Coupled Plasma(ICP) Metals TestingFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesParameterResidentialDirectContactStandard(mg/kg)Oxyom 18/24/2012(mg/kg)Oxyom 28/24/2012(mg/kg)Oxyom 38/24/2012(mg/kg)Oxyom 48/24/2012(mg/kg)Copper 3,100 23 28 24 22Nickel 1,600 5.8 7.6 6.5 21.0Selenium 390 ND ND ND NDZinc 23,000 140 190 200 170Silver 5,700 ND ND ND NDCobalt 1,600 ND ND ND NDManganese 11,000 72 87 86 84Barium 16,000 210 280 270 240Metals levels are 2-3 orders of magnitude below standards.
  • 29. TCLP MetalsFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesOxyom 1 Oxyom 3Parameter TCLP (mg/kg) 8/24/12 8/24/12MetalsArsenic 5.0 ND NDBarium 100.0 ND NDCadmium 1.0 ND NDChromium 5.0 ND NDMercury 0.2 ND NDLead 5.0 ND NDSelenium 1.0 ND NDSilver 5.0 ND NDVolatile and semi-volatile organics also ND
  • 30. Oxyom CharacteristicsFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesParameter ValueTotal Solids 69.0%Calcium (mg/kg) 170,000Potassium (mg/kg) 3,400Total Organic Nitrogen (mg/kg)8,307Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (mg/kg)8,500Ammonia (mg/kg) 193Phosphorous (mg/kg) 1,125Moisture 30%
  • 31. Oxyom Product Market PositionFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources Soil amendment Calcium addition Soil pH adjustment Fertilizer Fertilizer blending operations
  • 32. Capital CostsFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesLow HighLand Building, Equip’t $4,350,000 $7,250,000Oxalor System $10,000,000 $12,000,000Engineering, Permitting,Soft Costs$1,900,000 $2,500,000Total $16,250,000 $21,750,000
  • 33. Landfill Diversion PotentialFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesRecovery Rates (% of total MSW)Low Average HighOxyom 50.0% 52.5% 55.0%Recovered Material 4.3% 7.0% 9.5%RDF 17.3% 25.50% 27.50%Residue 28.50% 15.00% 8.00%Total Waste Diversion 71.6% 85% 92%
  • 34. Extensive Economic ScenarioAnalysis At a tipping fee of $45/ton, analyzed economic viabilityusing: Three material recovery rates Three different recovered material revenue assumptions(low, medium and high) Extreme low tipping fees tested. $0 revenue for Oxyom tested Economic viability is probable in every scenario tested.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 35. Findings The Oxalor process successfully converts MSW to a usablesoil amendment, and recovers materials for recycling. The technology is fairly simple. Capital costs are significantly lower than other conversiontechnologies. Both landfills and transfer stations can benefit from Oxalorthrough extension of useful life, or diversion of waste fordisposal. Would make significant progress towards 75% goalFocused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 36. What’s Next Discussions with FDEP indicate permitting isstraightforward. Project discussions being held with municipalities andprivate vendors in Florida, NJ, Ohio and otherlocations. Collaboration with universities and agriculturalextensions to explore product applications and facilitateindependent peer review.Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resources
  • 37. Thank You!Focused expertise leveraging and complementing your resourcesContactSandy Gutner(954) 495-6904www.value-addedllc.com