Navigation Links
Masada Teams With Leading Waste Management Firm to Produce Ethanol From Municipal Solid Waste in the Dominican Republic
Date:12/12/2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Masada Resource Group, LLC of Birmingham, Alabama, the world's leading municipal solid waste-to-ethanol technology firm, has teamed with RJ Zapata & Associates S.A., one of the largest privately owned groups of waste management companies in the Dominican Republic, to develop and operate commercial-scale waste-to-ethanol and electricity production facilities in the country. The two companies signed a long-term joint-venture agreement last month to build facilities in the Dominican Republic that will produce fuel-grade ethanol and electricity from ordinary household garbage.

Rafael Zapata, President of RJ Zapata and a leading businessman in the country, brokered the Zapata-Masada deal. "This is a historic moment for the Dominican Republic," said Zapata. "This partnership allows us to dispose of the City of Santo Domingo East's municipal solid waste and create up to 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol annually and substantial electrical power in the process. This is a win-win situation for everybody involved".

"We are excited to have RJ Zapata as our team leader in the Dominican Republic," said Donald V. Watkins, Masada's chief executive officer. "They run a world-class waste hauling operation and have a clear vision of how to turn the Dominican Republic's waste streams into clean, renewable fuels. We are extremely proud of this partnership."

Masada has been the global leader of waste-to-ethanol technology for more than twelve years. Working with the U.S. Government's Department of Energy and Tennessee Valley Authority over the past decade, Masada developed and patented the innovative CES OxyNol process that converts household garbage into ethanol and other beneficial byproducts. Masada's pilot plant operations were located at the Tennessee Valley site. The company's first U.S. commercial waste-to- ethanol facility is slated for construction in Orange County, New York, and will handle 800 tons a day of garbage.

Masada is licensing its technology and process globally.

Masada recently teamed with Auburn University, one of America's leading research institutions in renewable energy from biomass, to advance the company's development of a commercially viable biofuel alternative for jet aviation fuels. The company is also pioneering with Auburn in pulp mill sludge-to-ethanol technology.

RJ Zapata will be Masada's exclusive waste-to-ethanol partner for the Dominican Republic under the 20-year agreement. The ethanol and other byproducts created at the Zapata-Masada waste-to-ethanol facilities can be sold locally or exported to other markets.

Masada is expanding its waste-to-ethanol business operations by teaming with existing waste management companies in Central America, the Caribbean and South America. The company has applied for and/or secured international patents in nearly three dozen countries.

Announcement of the Zapata-Masada deal comes at a time when the national government of the Dominican Republic is addressing the country's energy production needs through strong laws that support this initiative.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Masada Resource Group, LLC
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Communicating Clinical Trial Data: Timing Remains Key Challenge for Marketing Teams
2. BioMarin Licenses Technology From Leading Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco
3. Elekta Contract Provides Sisters of Mercy Health System Access to Leading Radiation Therapy Solutions
4. United BioSource Acquires Interest in Leading Adaptive Design Technology Service Provider
5. Panel to Discuss the Far-Ranging Effects and Consequences of Heart Disease, Which is the Leading Killer in Both Men and Women in the United States
6. FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Campath(R) to Include First-line Treatment for Leading Form of Adult Leukemia
7. Cooler Solutions and Leading Research Hospital to Design Revolutionary Osteoporosis Diagnosis Device
8. K-State Research Leading to Software to Help Nations Cattle Producers Identify Biosecurity Risks, Evaluate Impact of Cow-Calf Diseases Online
9. Leading Biotechnology Company Grows with StayinFront CRM
10. Leading Pharmaceutical Communication Executives Gather for the 1st Annual Pharmaceutical Public Relations Symposium
11. Agendia Acquires Rights to the Discovery of a Major Drug Resistance Mechanism in Breast Cancer Potentially Leading to a Herceptin(R) Sensitivity Test
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new study published ... frozen and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. The multi-center ... success. , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen transfer cohorts, ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand ... Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020. , US2020’s mission is to change the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... business process optimization firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, announces a ... in San Francisco. , The presentation, “Automating GxP Validation for Agile Cloud Platforms,” ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... ... At its national board meeting in North Carolina, ARCS® Foundation ... Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of ... Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/17/2017)... April 17, 2017 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the filing of its 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K on ... ... is available in the Investor Relations section of the Company,s website ... SEC,s website at http://www.sec.gov . 2016 Year Highlights: ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... According to a new market research report "Consumer IAM Market by ... Service, Authentication Type, Deployment Mode, Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to ... USD 14.30 Billion in 2017 to USD 31.75 Billion by 2022, at ... ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Apr. 11, 2017 Research and Markets has ... report to their offering. ... The global eye tracking market to grow at a CAGR of ... Eye Tracking Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):