UNTHA America to Attend Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show

Shredder manufacturer to exhibit at event in Mystic, Conn., Sept. 16-18, 2012.

September 10, 2012
Waste Today Staff
Conferences & Events Equipment & Products

UNTHA Shredding Technology America Inc., Hampton, N.H., will attend the Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show in Mystic, Conn., Sept. 16-18, 2012. The conference provides an educational forum for attendees from the public and private sectors regarding the advances and benefits of waste-to-fuel technology.

UNTHA America is a division of the Austrian-based UNTHA shredding technology GmbH, a leading provider of size-reduction equipment for the recycling industry.

The conference will include presentations from industry representatives on waste conversion technologies, biofuels from waste, processing waste materials into feedstock and many other intriguing topics. Attendees also will be able to network, visit with exhibitors and preview the newest advances in alternative fuel production, products and services.
UNTHA America says its XR series primary shredder and TR series secondary shredder play roles in the waste conversion process.

“The first step in the latest waste-to-energy conversion technology is having household waste or similar commercial waste go through biomechanical treatment in order to reduce its volume, create consistency and stabilize the organic substances in the waste,” says Bernhard Mueggler, president and CEO UNTHA America. “First, the waste undergoes preshredding, as provided by UNTHA’s XR models. This produces course and medium particles. Next, the waste goes through various separation processes in order to reclaim recyclables and eliminate inert materials. Finally, it is put through a secondary shredder, using models such as those in UNTHA’s TR series. These produce fine particles which can then be burned as fuel, producing heat, and as a consequence, clean electricity.”

Once the feedstock is more uniform, it can be used in conjunction with the latest conversion technologies, such as gasification, plasma arc and other heat treatment processes, the company says.

While waste-to-energy technology is more established in Europe, the approach is gaining ground in the United States.
“UNTHA America is excited about the increased interest in waste-to-energy options,” says Mueggler. “We look forward to playing a role in the future development of this field.”