Applications

Cornerstone provides industry leading technology that significantly maximizes the recovery and beneficial process use of targeted organics from MSW and agriculture derived feedstock resources. Cornerstone's BurCell® System fractures the organics, kills pathogens, and produces a more homogeneous feedstock that will enhance the production of biogas, sugars and organics derived bio-products.

We believe the Cornerstone BurCell® System is uniquely differentiated from competing technologies and companies currently seeking to provide MSW mitigation, recovery of recyclables and WTE solutions.

Based on our assessment of competing technologies and companies, we believe we possess the following unique differentiating factors:

  • Cornerstone's BurCell® System processes MSW without the use of high energy steam, while maintaining the purity of the organics and also ensuring that we do not deform the low density plastics, which in turn improves the ease of separation of metals, plastics and organics
  • Cornerstone's BurCell® System can utilize low-grade, untreated leachate and/or storm water to process the MSW and thus does not depend on the availability of expensive, treated water sources or any costly feed water pre-processing systems
  • Cornerstone's BurCell® System is easily integrated into customers existing operations and facilities for greater costs savings and maximum revenue potential

Future of MSW Processing

An enormous amount of energy is locked up in waste streams that are diverted to landflls. In fact, the Phyllis database compiled and maintained at ECN in the Netherlands (Energy Research Center of the Netherlands), estimates that, on average, a ton of MSW with Plastics contains a net of 11Million BTU's of energy. Cornerstone Resources' BurCell® System makes it possible for operators and stakeholders to recover a significant percentage of that energy by now being able to convert the MSW processed by Cornerstone's BurCell® System into higher value products. Additionally, the process will allow for the recovery of a clean mixed plastics that can be utilized for energy or product production.

Target Markets

Benefits & Opportunities

 

Agricultural Sector

  • Heat treatment of a wide variety of agricultural waste materials will destroy pathogens and create additional substrate (feedstock) opportunities for anaerobic digestion

Municipalities and Regional Governments

  • Replacing and/or supplementing existing landfill operations
  • Redeveloping transfer stations into Resource and Energy Recovery Facilities
  • Keeping MSW within the community via the creation of a new revenue stream or through cost abatement

Biofuels/Bioproducts Companies

  • As a platform technology to separate out the organics from MSW and prepare for additional processing technologies
  • Enable the greater access of free sugars for conversion to fuel or chemicals
  • Accessing landfill bound recyclables for increased revenue

Waste Management Companies

  • Controlling key expenses (tipping fees and/or transportation costs)
  • Enabling increased market penetration and customer access
  • Improved cost control by reducing dependency on competitor-owned facilities

Landfill Owners

  • Extending the useful life of existing landfills
  • Improving the recycling revenue stream
  • Providing improved public relations with municipality, state, and local environmental bodies

Federal and State Installations and Ports

  • Allowing for the satisfaction of federal and state renewable energy mandates
  • Creating environmentally-conscious cost abatement
  • Developing energy security and independence through potential for on-site power generation

Private Waste Generators

  • Controlling key expenses (waste disposal fees and/or transportation costs)
  • Providing improved public relations with customers and local environmental bodies
  • Enabling the reduction of waste and the recapture of methane gas or biocrude