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Vecoplan commissions feedstock preparation system for Edmonton

Vecoplan LLC recently commissioned a multi-million dollar alternative fuel feedstock preparation system for the city of Edmonton.

An integral component in one of the world’s first industrial scale municipal waste-to-biofuels facilities, the mechanical feedstock preparation system will produce 100,000 dry metric tons of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) per year. All feedstock will be waste that cannot be recycled or composted and has traditionally been sent to a landfill.

Vecoplan, under contract by the city of Edmonton, was responsible for all construction of the RDF/waste processing facility which will supply feedstock to an adjacent waste-to-biofuels facility.

The Vecoplan feedstock preparation system incorporates advanced receiving, pre-shredding, conveying, screening, separating (ferrous, nonferrous, density) and re-shredding. Once prepared for fuel conversion, the feedstock will be stored in bunkers and then meter fed for conversion via Vecoplan screw conveyors.