Your waste stops being a waste if it is accepted into our Engineered Fuel program. Your waste is considered a Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) per 40 CFR 241 and is a product in our fuel blend.
Your NHSM is screened, sorted, blended, and shredded into a product called Shredded Heat™.
Shredded Heat™ is an Alternative Engineered Fuel used by cement kilns to offset the use of natural resources like coal and natural gas. Typical NHSM materials are non-halogenated plastics, off-spec or expired consumer products, and general plant trash/debris.
Our process results in zero ash. Cement kilns are unique in their process of emissions control as 70% to 75% of the raw material to make cement is limestone. This limestone continues in process and is encapsulated in the cement, which means no ash on the back end, whereas typical Waste-to-Energy facilities have 20-25% ash destined for landfill.
Our process results in reduced emissions. Kiln temperatures are hotter than Waste-to-Energy facilities. With high combustion temperatures, long residence time, and a natural scrubber in limestone, cement kilns burn at a 99.99% DRE (destruction ratio efficiency) of contaminants.