Auburn University is getting new biomass pilot plant facilities. Masada Resource Group is donating the technology and facilities to the Alabama university.
Masada Resource Group, LLC, a Birmingham, Alabama firm specializing in municipal solid waste-to-ethanol technology, has announced that it has donated biomass pilot plant facilities and equipment the company recently purchased from the Tennessee Valley Authority to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Last March, Masada was chosen as the successful bidder to purchase TVA’s biomass plant facilities and equipment in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Masada submitted its bid to TVA as the leader of a collaborative effort by Auburn University and PureVision Technology, Inc. of Ft. Lupton, Colorado.
The TVA biomass facilities and equipment were used by Masada to conduct tests on the company’s proprietary waste-to-ethanol process systems, and key vendor equipment the company is using in the Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility Masada is preparing to build in Middletown, New York.
Auburn University is the exclusive research and development partner of Masada. Working with the Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering, Masada continues to refine its patented CES OxyNol process and explore the next generation of transportation fuels.