PASO ROBLES, Calif. and MELBOURNE, Australia, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire
Greenbelt Resources Corporation, an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today that it has commissioned the first waste-to-ethanol system for Standard Ethanol Pty. Ltd., an Australian company, that intends to deliver end-to-end, commercial-scale advanced biofuel systems to the Australian market. This important milestone demonstrates the ability of Greenbelt's commercial-scale technology and design integration to produce fertilizer, animal feed and over 0.5 million gallons per year of fuel-grade ethanol from waste wheat screenings.
"Our initial goal with Greenbelt is to derive a fuel source that will enable independence from standard fossil fuels," said Larry Walsh, Director, Standard Ethanol Pty. Ltd. "This progress enables us to continue our efforts in developing a renewable, locally produced, high-performance and economically smart alternative for energy and bio-products – an example of where the world is going."
The modular automated system designed by Greenbelt for Standard Ethanol, is based on Greenbelt's standard technology platform. Features of the system include: proprietary distillation and dehydration modules and plant-wide implementation of Greenbelt's proprietary automated process controls built on top of its central control platform. The system recycles wheat enabling it to gain added value from lower grades of wheat, while achieving a measure of local energy independence – further proving that converting waste to bio-products is a profitable endeavor.
"Reaching operational status with Standard Ethanol is one of our most important international milestones so far this year," said Darren Eng, CEO, Greenbelt Resources Corporation. "Similar to our recent PRECO project in California that demonstrates the positive potential of transforming waste (e.g., wheat, wine) into bioproducts, this project will do the same for the Australian market. With that, we were chosen by Standard Ethanol for our technology to recycle wheat and turn it into ethanol. This year will be one for milestones as we continue to form partnerships like this furthering the advancement of waste-to-biofuel and bio-product technologies on a global scale."
Source: Greenbelt Resources Corporation
Photo: Distillation & dehydration modules installed at the University of Florida Stan Mayfield Biofuel Center (credit: Greenbelt Resources)