Irish waste management company Greenstar plans to develop bio-waste infrastructure throughout Ireland through a strategic partnership with bio-technology treatment company Bedminster, it announced last week.
The deal involves an investment of around €40 million over three years, helping the company achieve its objective of maximising the diversion of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill.
Bedminster, controlled by Oyster Capital, uses a patented biological process to convert organic material into a clean bio-fuel which has the same energy value as peat. The mechanical biological treatment (MBT) system can convert municipal solid waste into bio-fuel or raw compost in less than three days.
Bedminster do not currently have a facility in Ireland, but have 12 plants in North America, Australia and Japan.