(619b) Integration and Chemical and Fuel Intermediate Production from Post-Consumer Municipal Solid Waste

Liang, L., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Li, C., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Pray, T., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sun, N., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
He, Q., 1Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Somma, M., FATER S.p.A,


Integration and Chemical and Fuel Intermediate Production from Post-Consumer Municipal Solid Waste

Ling Liang1, Chenlin Li1, Qian He1, Marcello Somma2, Nicola D'Alessio2, Ning Sun1, Todd R. Pray1

1Advanced Biofuels (and Bioproducts) Process Demonstration Unit, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Emeryville, CA, United States

2 FATER S.p.A, Pescara, Italy


As populations grow and consumer packaged goods (CPG) consumption increases worldwide, the re-utilization and valorization of municipal solid waste (MSW) will become increasingly critical. Product and market development using this abundant feed-stream will require process optimization, integration, validation and scale-up demonstration and prototyping to mitigate environmental impact and carbon emissions. Incineration or landfill disposal is not a sustainable practice in the long term, and simple recycling may not always be feasible due to waste stream composition and logistics.

To address this global environmental sustainability and economic issue FATER, a leading European CPG supplier and joint venture of Procter & Gamble and the Angelini Italian industrial group, is collaborating with the Advanced Biofuels [and Bioproducts]Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The ABPDU has been funded and managed by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the Office and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

This presentation will highlight the process and product development FATER and the ABPDU have teamed on.  We will provide an overview and strategic insights into the novel technologies, markets and molecules accessible via efficient and value-added waste stream utilization. This unique public-private partnership demonstrates how biomass and MSW conversion and upgrading via bioprocessing can influence key pathways to address global environmental sustainability barriers.