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BioHiTech GLOBAL

Smart Solutions that Drive Zero Waste

SMART SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE ZERO WASTE

Changing the way we think about managing waste

We help solve waste problems by empowering organizations to take matters into their own hands.

Converting waste to a renewable fuel is a vital part to help improve the environmental impact from trash. There’s a need for a more considerable section of the manufacturing, chemical production, and metal processing industries to embrace the use of alternative fuels to serve as fossil fuel replacements and reduce their carbon footprint.

Our new state-of-the-art facility, located in Martinsburg, WV, is the first resource recovery facility in the United States that will utilize Entsorga Italia’s proprietary BioHiTtech HEBioT mechanical biological treatment (“MBT”) system.

By utilizing the BioHiTtech HEBioT MBT system, Entsorga WV will recover bio-mass, plastics and other carbon based materials from the mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) and convert them into a safe alternative fuel source. When collecting these sources of MSW, Entsorga WV will remove other valuable recyclable commodities such as metals from the BioHiTtech HEBioT receiving stream and put them into the local municipality recycling stream.  This is in conjunction with the Berkeley County Recycling program that is already in place. Together this will increase recycling rates for the municipality.

A substantial amount of the MSW received to a clean burning alternative fuel (Solid Recovered Fuel or SRF) which will be used by large energy users as an alternative or supplement to fossil fuels.

The use of SRF instead of fossil fuels helps to preserve natural resources and reduces emissions to the environment.  Municipal solid waste and various types of commercial and industrial wastes that would otherwise be landfilled are put to use as a sustainable fuel.  Using these wastes to produce a valuable commodity reduces the need for mining and transportation of fossil fuels throughout the U.S.  The environmental and economic benefits of using SRF as a replacement for fossil fuels are:

  • Reduced reliance on expensive fossil fuels
  • Reduced carbon footprint due to lower emission than that of fossil fuels
  • Increased sustainability performance
  • High calorific value – energy content comparable to that of coal
  • Derived from carbon neutral biomass
  • Manufactured from consistent and sustainable supplies of MSW

The Martinsburg facility is capable of processing 110,000 tons of municipal solid waste annually while producing 45,000 tons of SRF.  That SRF is currently being utilized as a partial replacement for coal by nearby cement manufacturers.  The processing of municipal solid waste at the Martinsburg Facility results in up to an 80% reduction in landfill usage.

BioHiTech has undergone initial testing with a US-based engineering firm servicing the federal government, to use its SRF as a replacement for coal in thermal processing applications for steam boilers and power plants and is also collaborating with a renewable materials manufacturer based in Israel that is expected to begin testing the SRF as feedstock for its renewable thermoplastic.

Providing a proven, cost-effective, clean alternative to landfills for the disposal of solid waste throughout the United States. The High Efficiency Biological Treatment (HEBioT™) process, developed and patented by our European partners Entsorga Fin SpA, utilizes a combination of automated sorting equipment, enhanced biological composting, and mechanical refinement to convert waste into an EPA recognized, clean alternative fuel while achieving as much as 80% landfill diversion.

The BioHiTtech HEBioT technology is ideal for municipalities, regional waste haulers, large generators of food waste and corporations with Zero Waste initiatives. BioHiTech is an equity partner in Entsorga West Virginia, which serves as the first resource recovery facility in the U.S., to utilize the HEBioT technology.

A future with less waste is a future less wasted

BioHiTech HEBioT™

Providing a proven, cost-effective, clean alternative to landfills for the disposal of solid waste throughout the United States. The High Efficiency Biological Treatment (HEBioT™) process, developed and patented by our European partners Entsorga Fin SpA, utilizes a combination of automated sorting equipment, enhanced biological composting, and mechanical refinement to convert waste into an EPA recognized, clean alternative fuel while achieving as much as 80% landfill diversion.

The BioHiTtech HEBioT technology is ideal for municipalities, regional waste haulers, large generators of food waste and corporations with Zero Waste initiatives.

Our WV facility using BioHiTtech HEBioT technology

Our first facility in the USA

Our West Virginia facility is the nation’s first resource recovery facility in the United States to utilize Entsorga Italia’s patented HEBioT ™ process. The facility recovers biomass, plastics and other carbon-based materials from the mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) stream and converts them into an EPA recognized renewable fuel. During the process recyclable commodities such as metals are extracted and recovered in conjunction with Berkeley County’s current recycling program.

The renewable fuel, known as Solid Recovered Fuel, will be used by large energy users and co-processing facilities like cement manufacturers and steel mills as a cost-effective alternative or supplement to fossil fuels.  

Meet the people behind the renewable tech

Our Team

Director of Science, Research, and Development

Emily has more than 25 years in the environmental science and permitting field. Emily comes to BioHiTech Global from the environmental consulting world where she was the CEO of Dyson Environmental Management and Compliance. Ms. Dyson has worked throughout North America with clients and regulators on issues related to solid waste disposal, wastewater, air emissions, and overall industrial environmental program development.

Emily’s role as the Director of Science, Research and Development is to bring advanced techniques and understanding of the science of bio-technologies. Emily works with BioHiTech Global’s Operations personnel to identify new approaches and technologies for solid waste disposal and assist BioHiTech Global in bringing them to the market in the bio-technology/waste management arena. In addition, Emily works with BioHiTech’s sales force and clients to ensure that they have an understanding of the science they deploy, the impacts to the surrounding environment, and the regulatory compliance requirements that must be met.

Emily lives in Maryland with her husband and two college-age children.

Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth and Development

Michael Schmidt has joined the Senior Management team as Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth and Development and will have day to day oversight of M&A as well as organic growth initiatives and ensuring achievement of Gold Medal’s vision of “Zero waste to landfill”. Michael served as WCA’s Vice President of Business Development for 2 years, where he helped to enhance the value to WCA’s shareholders by over $36m. Furthermore, while at WCA, Michael was instrumental in developing WCA’s diligence and integration programs helping to ensure M&A activity was conducted smoothly and acquisitions were accretive day one.

Prior to joining WCA, Michael spent 13 years at Comerica Bank in Detroit, Michigan where, he built a career by expanding his business and strategic thinking skills through positions that included client relationship manager and senior credit officer, and was instrumental in the formation of Comerica’s Environmental Service Department. During his tenure in the environmental services space, Michael worked with numerous clients and applied an advisory-based approach to customer relationships, while underwriting and consulting on more than 100 acquisitions, including tuck-ins by strategic waste companies, as well as large platform acquisitions by private equity firms.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with a major in Finance. He is also a Certified Financial Risk Manager.

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