Feedstock materials and supplier benefits
Each year the US produces over 250 million tons of trash. At Convergen, we are part of the sustainability chain that takes a proportion of that waste and repurposes the by-products as renewable fuel. It is also possible to incorporate agricultural residues into the end product too. This is a win-win that reduces waste, particularly landfill, and moves further away from using harmful conventional fossil fuels such as coal. If you are producing industrial or agricultural by-products, they could be used as feedstock for our fuel pellet production process.
The feedstocks we take to produce this renewable fuel, in the form of pellets, come from a combination of industrial and agricultural sources (including off-spec materials, misprints, excess ends, agricultural crops and by-products). In this way, we are able to make use also of non-recyclable paper and plastic products which have no current economic use and make stronger connections across the supply chain. For example, producing boxes of cereal generates industrial waste in the form of off-cuts and agricultural residue such as husks. Together we can collect all of these by-products, diverting them away from landfill and repurposing them as burn-ready, sustainable fuel with cleaner combustion properties.
Through our network of feedstock suppliers, we are able to reach a broad range of customers meaning these landfill saving benefits are passed on throughout the chain. In particular, it means we can accept and re-purpose raw material feed stocks for fuel pellets from industrial organizations and agricultural sources close to our plants, further reducing transport costs and emissions.
Convergen Energy feedstock supplier benefits
- Cost-effective solution to landfill
- Sustainable solution for non-recyclable by-product materials from manufacturing
- Ability to handle industrial and agricultural by-products in many forms
- Renewable energy supply chain links
- Greater sustainability development
- Overall reduction in carbon footprint