The US company RePower South will modernise and operate a materials recovery facility in Montgomery, Alabama. Some US$12 million will be invested in the newly named City of Montgomery Recycling and Recovery Facility.
RePower South has partnered with Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and Loesche Energy Systems to revamp the existing recycling system to also produce a low carbon renewable fuel that will be sold to industry, cement, and utility customers to replace coal in the production process.
The system will process 45 tonnes per hour of mixed scrap such as cardboard, metals, paper, plastics and produce fuel. New equipment to be installed includes a primary reducer, two optical sorters for fuel cleanup, a fuel system reducer and and a baler. In total, the system features ten optical sorters, ‘ensuring the positive recovery of fiber and containers and removal of contamination from fuel.
‘Our platform enables greater recycling recovery and does so across the entire Montgomery waste stream,’ comments RPS Corporate Development Director Scott Montgomery.
More recycling, more jobs
The city’s Mayor Todd Strange says: ‘We call our city the Capital of Dreams, and today is yet another milestone fulfilling that promise. Our agreement with RePower South will again enable Montgomery residents to actively participate in enhancing the sustainable practices of our city, reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills while simultaneously enhancing economic development and job creation.’
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