Northstar Clean Technologies is building a recycling facility in Canada to process discarded asphalt shingles which would otherwise go to to landfill.
Northstar, based in British Columbia, is basing its dedicated recycling plant on a detailed engineering study and hopes soon to have several sites in production in municipalities across Canada and the United States. The annual capacity of the used tiles, one of the most popular roofing materials in north America, is estimated to be around 20 000 tonnes and the company is starting operations close to manufacturers in the BC area.
‘We are creating a modular, turn-key solution to repurpose tonnes of single-use asphalt shingles that are destined for landfills each year,’ says Northstar ceo Aidan Mills. ‘We are proceeding well on the path to steady state production at our first facility. We see the potential to increase the capacity, efficiency and reliability of our proprietary process design technology and that is the reason why we are now commencing a request for proposal process with a select short-list of suitably qualified independent engineering firms.’
This way the company believes it will secure a strong engineering partner, not only for the first modular facility but also to support future projects as Northstar rolls out on additional facilities. ‘This engineering progress, combined with our market and government engagement, positions us well on our ambitious roll-out programme,’ Mills adds.
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