Mexico’s first Waste to Energy plant is now running in Hermosillo, Sonora.
The facility was started two years ago by Promotora Ambiental SAB de CV (PASA) as it set out to enter the WtE market, acknowledging the growing pressured being place don the country’s resource infrastructure. The company sought produce a renewable fuel from its residual commercial and industrial waste.
PASA purchased an UNTHA XR cutter waste shredder due to its high uptime, maintenance simplicity and low running costs. This was particularly attractive given the lower margins within the Latin American waste market.
Output fraction quality, accessibility to local after sales support and UNTHA’s global WtE brand presence, also played a part.
Following detailed discussions and trials, the XR was shipped to Mexico by sea-freight, complete with a discharge conveyor and overband magnet for metal extraction. During commissioning, the technology achieved the required output of 12 tph of processed feedstock. The team plans to heighten the plant’s capacity to 200 tpd by June 2017 through further redefinition of the RDF manufacturing process.
Commenting on the project, the head of UNTHA’s waste division Peter Streinik said: “Industry reports predict the Latin American waste management market will evolve over the coming years, but PASA is a forward-thinking company that has kick-started progress, now.
“The smarter environmental thinking shown by this one organisation will hopefully start to change the mindset in this part of the world. More people need to view the value of waste as a resource, not least because increased industrialisation means the cement industry needs more renewable fuels, fast.
“We are delighted that UNTHA was chosen to support PASA on what is a very significant project, not just for the company, but for the country on the whole. Our XR shredder has now been commissioned in virtually every continent worldwide, largely due to the global reputation of this energy efficient machine, but also because of the local presence we’ve worked hard to establish.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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