Greenbelt Resources Corporation, an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, in collaboration with Biofuels & Energy, LLC, announced the San Luis Valley Bioproducts Project, known as SLV Biopro. Greenbelt and B&E signed a Letter of Intent earlier this month. This is the first project announced in their partnership.
The project will feature Greenbelt’s waste-to-energy interconnected system (ECOsystem) designed to produce up to half a million gallons of bioethanol from an abundance of waste feedstocks available in the San Luis Valley area of the U.S. state of Colorado. SLV Biopro will be devised to provide a viable solution to potato processing industry waste.
“This is the first of several of our projects for which Greenbelt’s technology is uniquely suited. We look forward to investing in what we expect to be a long and fruitful relationship. The ECOsystem model can be custom-designed to transform appropriate feedstocks of any local area into bioethanol and bioproducts. SLV Biopro plans to be the first independently owned, local-scale bioethanol solution in Colorado and will be tailored to utilize the local supply of potato processing industry wastes in the San Luis Valley region. Within this area, which includes Alamosa and Conejos counties, 55,000 acres are cultivated for potato crops,” says Richard Mason, co-founder and managing member of B&E.
The resulting bioethanol will be sold for both fuel and industrial uses, including by Colorado’s cannabis processing industry, as a green extraction solvent.
“SLV Biopro is yet another example of how our ECOsystem model provides the solution to a challenge inherent in current local-scale technologies their size. Our ECOsystem model is designed and optimized for small to medium sized operations making it the perfect choice for the potato processing industry,” says Darren Eng, Greenbelt Resources CEO.
Biofuels & Energy, LLC is a project development company dedicated to the utilization of proven emerging technologies capable of transforming industrial, municipal and agricultural waste streams into energy products. The company designs, develops and implements technology that makes the production of advanced biofuel reliable, practical and efficient. Controlled by proprietary automated controls, the company’s small-scale, end-to-end modular systems convert food, beverage and other cellulosic wastes into commercially viable advanced biofuels (bio-ethanol), animal feed, fertilizer and filtered water.