Hampton Union, August 28, 2012
[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]
HAMPTON — UNTHA shredding technology America Inc. will be sharing their waste-to-energy expertise at the Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show in Mystic, Conn. on Sept. 16-18.
The conference provides an educational forum for both the public and private sectors regarding the advances and benefits of waste-to-fuel technology.
Located in Hampton, UNTHA America is a division of the Austrian-based UNTHA shredding technology GmbH, one of the world's leading providers of size reduction equipment for the recycling industry.
The conversion of waste materials into alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol, as well as renewable electricity, has sparked major interest from corporations and communities because of the significant environmental and economic benefits.
At the conference, presentations will be given on waste conversion technologies, biofuels from waste, processing waste materials into feedstocks, and many other intriguing topics. Attendees will also be able to network, visit with exhibitors, and preview the newest advances in alternative fuel production, products and services.
UNTHA America is heavily involved in waste-to-energy technology thanks to their XR series primary shredder and TR series secondary shredder. Both of these models play key roles in the waste-conversion process by helping to convert household and industrial waste into secondary fuel.
Bernhard Mueggler, president and chief executive officer of UNTHA America, said that waste has enormous potential as a fuel source, but the challenge has been that it is both a diverse and contaminated medium.
The shredding provided by the XR and TR models converts waste into a consistent and repeatable fuel. Once the fuel is more uniform, it can be used in conjunction with the latest conversion technologies, such as gasification, plasma arc and other heat-treatment processes.
Austria, and most of the European nations, are well established in using waste-to-energy technology. The movement is gaining ground in the United States and the Waste-to-Fuels Conference will be an important conduit for sharing the latest information on the technologies and opportunities available.
"UNTHA America is excited about the increased interest in waste-to-energy options," says Mueggler. "We look forward to playing a role in the future development of this field."
For more information about UNTHA America, visit www.untha-america.com or call 601-2304.