Andritz to deliver pretreatment technology to Fiberight plant

By Group Andritz | July 10, 2014

International technology Group Andritz has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015.

The Andritz technology will be used for continuous pretreatment of municipal solid waste feedstock which will then be converted into cellulosic ethanol using Fiberight’s existing fermentation and distillation processes. Andritz’s technology utilizes a unique steam heating concept to continuously preheat and cook the feedstock at elevated temperatures, producing an average of 200 bone dry metric tons of pretreated material.

Fiberight is a privately held clean technology company and focuses on transforming post-recycled municipal solid wastes and other organic feedstock into next generation renewable biofuels, with cellulosic ethanol as the core product.