MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE, or MSW, is an ideal feedstock for use in the production of renewable fuels.
The organic material found in household garbage is rich in hydrogen and carbon, the ideal elements in making renewable fuels, such as sulfur-free diesel, as well as clean power and a wide variety of green chemicals and bioproducts.
Unlike other biomass feedstocks, MSW does not have to be grown or harvested; it is a waste product located in the same population centers that demand low-cost, low-carbon transportation fuels.
NPE’s use of long-term contracted MSW feedstock also provides it with a significant competitive advantage: each household and each community will always generate garbage.
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS, or C&D, consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. C&D materials often contain bulky, heavy materials, such as concrete, wood, metals, glass, and salvaged building components.
NPE recycles the metal and glass from C&D materials, uses the concrete, asphalt and rock as construction materials for new roads and buildings, and uses the wood, paper and other organic materials as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to produce biofuels and biochemicals, thus conserving landfill space, reducing the environmental impact of producing new materials and reducing new building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.