CRG has qualified this by-product as feedstock for energy with two current partners. One partner, in Green Bay, WI, mixes these materials with other non-recyclables and then shreds it before extruding it into a fuel pellets. The pellets are burned in a commercial boiler and the energy sold to the grid. The other partner, located in Gary, IN, shreds materials to fluff, which then is used as an alternative to coal in a limestone kiln.
“Our research has found that any type of trucking/shipping costs involved with the foil waste will be similar to landfill costs, or even less, depending on the location,” explains Calvin Frost of CRG. “And, best of all, it will create a sustainable choice for FSEA members and others.”
“We are very excited to work with Calvin Frost and CRG on this project,” adds FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “We have been working to find alternatives to the landfill for foil waste for several years, and the partnership with CRG is a great start in this initiative.”
For more information on how to get started with FSEA and CRG, contact Jeff Peterson at email@example.com or +1-785-271-5816.
Channeled Resources Group, Chicago, IL, includes two well-respected brands to further boost the group’s collective strength in meeting its customers’ needs: GMC Coating and Atlas Adhesive Tape.
The Foil & Specialty Effects Assn. provides a wide range of resources to help companies remain profitable today and into the future. From cost-saving programs and educational opportunities to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, resources and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace.
More info: www.fsea.com