Birmingham, Alabama [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Masada Resource Group has teamed with RJ Zapata & Associates S.A. to develop and operate commercial-scale waste-to-ethanol and electricity production facilities in the Dominican Republic.
The two companies signed a long-term joint-venture agreement last month to build facilities in the Dominican Republic that will produce fuel-grade ethanol and electricity from ordinary household garbage. Announcement of the deal comes at a time when the national government of the Dominican Republic is addressing the country’s energy production needs through strong laws that support this initiative.“This is a historic moment for the Dominican Republic,” Rafael Zapata, President of RJ Zapata said. “This partnership allows us to dispose of the City of Santo Domingo East’s municipal solid waste and create up to 30 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol annually and substantial electrical power in the process. This is a win-win situation for everybody involved.”