Andritz will deliver pre-treatment technology for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, USA.
Andritz will deliver pre-treatment technology for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, USA.

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

The Andritz technology will be used for continuous pre-treatment 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 bdmt/d 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.