Modern Waste Management & Processing Solutions
In the United States today we generate in excess of 250 MILLION tons of municipal solid waste annually. The EPA estimates that about 35% of this waste is recovered or recycled, leaving over 160 MILLION tons left to be buried or burned. Much of this material can, and should be, recovered and reused, and Cornerstone's BurCell® System provides a pre-eminent solution. Cornerstone's BurCell® System is a vacuum aided thermal decomposition process which converts pre-sorted MSW and other feedstocks into a consistent, clean, homogenous cellulosic product.
The benefits of this are obvious and the opportunity is world-wide. In addition to the residential, commercial and industrial wastes that society currently buries or burns, we generate untold millions of tons of agricultural wastes that can be be utilized in the Cornerstone BurCell® System to best prepare these materials as most valuable feedstocks.
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Cornerstone’s unique BurCell® System creates a higher value biomass and will reduce volume, increase recycling rates, and decrease transportation costs associated with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and agricultural organic wastes management. By integrating Cornerstone's BurCell® System our customers will be able to process a wider range of inputs, from MSW to corn stover, food waste organics, manure and most other organic waste streams, and increase the overall yields from Anaerobic Digestion, Bio-Chemical, Cellulosic Ethanol, and other liquid fuel production due to Cornerstone's BurCell® System’s ability to deliver a product high in free sugars, and very low in pathogens and non-usable materials.
Waste Management Industry
which still landfills the majority of the MSW that it collects. Of this amount close to 50% is biogenic (organic); potentially a low cost feedstock for anaerobic digestion and the fast developing bioenergy and bioproducts industry;
where the physical treatment capabilities of the process will expand the use of a variety of residual materials in projects that use anaerobic digestion for renewable energy production and nutrient recovery; and
Biofuels and Bioproducts
Industry where the ability to enhance the benefits from additional lower cost feedstocks will significantly improve the economics for the client and allow for the more advantageous use of available non-food or feed materials.