New approach to waste-to-value technology
July 24, 2012 by PR Newswire
Jul. 24, 2012, Buffalo, NY – Seeking to greatly expand its unique waste-to-value technology in the United States, Austrian-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG has entered into a teaming agreement with nationally-ranked construction firm LPCiminelli, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY.
The two companies began working together in 2010 on various BioDiesel and BioGas projects. Since then, there has been a significant increase in waste-to-value interest driven by unstable energy prices, an overall movement towards renewable energy sources and the need to recover valuable fertilizer from organic waste streams. This teaming agreement allows the firms to offer a value proposition to prospective clients of turn-key engineer-design-construct (EPC) services which include process performance guarantees.
“The United States is not only the biggest consumer of energy but also by far the biggest producer of waste,” said Louis Ciminelli, Chairman & CEO of LPCiminelli. “We knew waste-to-value could be a good business opportunity for our EPC/Solutions group if we teamed with the right technology partner and that partner is BDI.”
BDI has established itself in Europe already in the 1990’s and has since pioneered the areas of MultiFeedstock BioDiesel and BioGas technology.
“In the United States, we still find large organic waste streams which go to landfill rather than being turned into renewable electricity or compressed renewable natural gas for transportation as well as valuable fertilizer. Our proven Anaerobic Digestion technology is well established in Europe and meets ample opportunity stateside,” says Dr. Edgar Ahn, CSO of BDI-BioEnergy.
The two organizations will immediately begin a joint marketing effort touting their combined expertise and approach.
Founded in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1961 LPCiminelli has been achieving award-winning results for industrial, institutional and commercial clients for over 50 years. The company, an ISO 9001:2008 certified firm, offers a full range of construction services including program management, construction management, general contracting and design-build. Focused primarily in the Northeast, LPCiminelli has expanded its geographic reach to deliver projects across the country as well as to several international locations. The company has been recognized for many of its projects, winning an unprecedented seven Build New York Awards and a prestigious Build America award.
About BDI – BioEnergy International AG:
BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customized BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats. BDI has specialized in the development of technologies which turn waste streams into energy and valuable by-products. BDI owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities. As a leading constructor of special plants, BDI also supplies efficient plant concepts in the Waste to Energy field that are designed to produce BioGas from industrial and municipal waste. The range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as after-sales support. BDI – BioEnergy International AG and the companies it consolidates currently have 140 employees.