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RePower South Builds Advanced Recycling-Recovery Facility in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Accordant Energy, an innovative leader in the field of waste-derived engineered fuels, reported its licensee, RePower South, started construction of its first advanced Recycling and recovery facility, which will utilize Accordant's patented ReEngineered Feedstock technology in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

According to company officials, RePower South will develop the Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility using Accordant's patented technologies to process 50 tons per hour of mixed municipal solid waste, recovering recyclable materials for sale in commodities markets, and producing a renewable solid fuel, ReEngineered Feedstock, from non-recyclables.

Recovered commodities from the plant will include aluminum, scrap metal, OCC, mixed paper, PET, and HDPE, significantly improving recycling penetration in the plant's service area.

Market demand for low carbon, renewable solid fuels is expanding as both large and small businesses seek cleaner forms of energy for manufacturing processes and electricity generation, company officials said.

Paula A. Calabrese, Senior Vice-President & Chief Strategy Officer of Accordant said, "The RPS team has decades of experience in the recycling, solid waste, energy, finance, and construction industries, having built, owned, and operated multiple recycling and solid waste companies. We are confident this first commercial facility utilizing the Accordant technology will improve recycling performance and landfill diversion while providing a renewable solid fuel for cement kilns and utility and industrial boilers."

RePower said ReEngineered Feedstock meets these needs through competitive attributes such as being designated non-hazardous secondary material, having low carbon and a high calorific value. In addition, ReEngineered Feedstock can be engineered for a variety of combustion applications and is physically and chemically designed to mimic the properties of coal. This allows for more effective co-firing applications in cement kilns and boilers than realized by biomass and other alternative fuels. ReEngineered Feedstock holds a non-waste fuel determination from the EPA, allowing significant regulatory benefits for its users.

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