Masada Resource Group, LLC, has developed a pipeline of international project opportunities to deploy proven waste technology solutions on a commercial scale.
The company has invested more than $55 million (to date) to develop patented waste-to- energy processes with international protection and to mature its core the CES OxyNol Process into a reproducible template. The CES OxyNol Process safely disposes of garbage and sewage sludge while generating ethanol, a renewable clean-burning fuel.
The CES OxyNol Process is a sustainable and environmentally preferable municipal solid waste (“MSW”) disposal method and provides economic benefits from a basket of five primary revenue streams:
Masada has an experienced executive team, and all primary support for successful commercial-scale deployment of these waste technology solutions is in place. This team has secured joint venture and market development agreements in forty-seven countries that will provide a long-term waste delivery system for Masada.
Masada provides sustainable local waste disposal solutions that provide numerous benefits, including: (a) up to 90% recycling or beneficial reuse of MSW, (b) renewable clean fuel produced in urban markets where it is needed, (c) the elimination of uncontrolled dumping and burning, (d) avoidance of a “food vs. fuel” political and policy debate, and (e) the creation of new “green” jobs for local infrastructure and economic development.
While the production of ethanol from cellulose has been technically proven for more than sixty years, it has never been commercially viable—until now. By utilizing fees generated from waste disposal, the CES OxyNol Process solves the primary economic problem that has plagued other cellulose-to-ethanol conversion technologies for decades: long payback periods for initial capital investments. The company’s business model is supported by long-term waste disposal contracts that are not generally utilized by other cellulose-to-ethanol technology providers. Thus, the company benefits from a negative-cost feedstock, which produces stable recurring revenue streams through waste disposal fees (also known as “tipping fees”) upon the company’s receipt of MSW and sludge from waste haulers. The company then generates additional revenue when various fractions of the MSW are recycled or converted into ethanol, diesel fuel and other process co-products to be sold in the local markets.
Masada tested the CES OxyNol Process extensively at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s biomass-to-ethanol conversion facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, with participation from the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Masada’s nine U.S. and sixty international patents cover a process that utilizes MSW as a feedstock. The technology safely disposes of many heavy metals, which are generally present in municipal wastes.
In September 2010, Masada launched its Polyfuels Division in order to identify and commercialize suitable technologies for the production of diesel fuel from plastic and rubber waste, which are prevalent in waste streams but not utilized by the CES OxyNol Process.