Organic fiber can be used as a clean fuel to drive waste heat boilers to make process steam which is used within the STAG Recursive Recycling MSW treatment plant and the surplus to drive a steam turbine to produce green electricity to meet the parasitic load of the process plant and for export to the local grid.
The fiber has been classified as a biomass and is cellulosic fiber that could be used in the manufacture of ethanol and like volatile organic compounds by fermenting carbohydrates, mainly polysaccharide, with microorganisms that convert carbohydrates into mainly butyric acid and other acids.
Ethanol can be used as a vehicle fuel. There is no gasification, no combustion and no electricity generation because all of the yard waste, paper and organic waste is converted into this vehicle fuel which is completely free of all pollutants. It is a one to one replacement for petrol that we use every day in motor vehicles. The conversion rate will produce 15,000,000 gallons of vehicle fuel. There is no requirement to modify any engine and the fuel economy is about 9% better and you can utilize existing fuel distribution and dispensing facilities.
Ethanol is the alternative and we can convert the cellulosic fiber into this material that is a 5% or 10% additive to vehicle fuel as a biofuel required by EU and US Directives. New York can therefore be fully compliant. Ethanol can also be used with a mix ratio of 85% Ethanol and 15% gasoline to produce an E-fuel which is popular is such countries as Brazil where specifically modified vehicles are produced to run exclusively on this type of fuel.
This is a steam raising boiler.