ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY from ADVANCED PUERTO RICO WASTE SOLUTIONS LLC.

The Puerto Rico Project

The project in Puerto Rico entails the establishment of 2 multi-phase recycling plants that when operational will have the capacity to do tire shredding, manufacturing of end products, and a sublimation component that results in the production of activated carbon and/or petroleum products, as well as steam for energy generation. The Company projects to be fully operational in 8 months, creating 140 jobs with a minimum hourly gross wage of $15.00.

The plant equipment being installed is currently operating in several other jurisdictions including the state of Oregon, known to be one of the “greenest” states. Oregon has some of the toughest environmental regulations in the industry.

The intake of the tires includes weighing at the entrance to the plant on the whole truck weighing scale and then transporting the tires to an intake conveyor that counts and takes the tires to the shredders. The truck is weighed again on its way out. The difference in weight is used as the net basis for payment to the trucker for the load delivered and for invoicing to the Government for payment of the recycling incentive payable to the Company by Law.

A payment is directly issued to the account of the trucker through electronic deposit. The tires are shredded, then directed to ongoing processes for production of marketable byproducts, namely, crumb rubber, mulch, and steel. The entire process will be on-line with direct reporting to ADS and the EQB, Puerto Rico's environmental agencies.

The Company currently has identified and signed agreements for the sale of these three byproducts in the United States. At the same time a portion of these byproducts can be further processed to manufacture new products for which we have identified a local market in Puerto Rico such as Mulch that is used in gardening, as well as in the sanitary industry. This product will also serve as a significant export product with Wal-Mart and Home Depot as target clients. The crumb rubber will be directed to local manufacturers of rubber based tiles and thereby reduce their raw material cost.

Further refining of the shredded tires will allow for the manufacturing of Activated Carbon, a valuable commodity used in air and water filtration with a demand that greatly exceeds the current offers available in the world market. Target customers include the Puerto Rico Water Authority, as well as major retail chains such as Wal-Mart, Petco, as well as major consumers like Calgon.

The Company has also secured the policy compliance certification of the Solid Waste Authority (ADS for its Spanish Acronym) for the Mayaguez facility. In the weeks to come, the Company is preparing to submit all of its permits for the Mayaguez plant to the corresponding agencies.

  • ThePRProjectOverviewPictures
  • ActivatedCarbonMachine
  • PRPlantLocation Facilities
  • EquipmentInstalledHerePR
  • The Technology Activated Carbon Processing System
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SOLID WASTE STATISTICS FOR PUERTO RICO

(Turn of the Century Data) 


GENERAL:

  • BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS
3.8 MILLION POPULATION
1.2 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS
$8,000 AVERAGE PER PERSON INCOME
$24,000 PER HOUSEHOLD INCOME
14% UNEMPLOYMENT (Ranges as high as 45% in some towns)
78 MUNICIPALITIES
ISLAND IS 100 MILES LONG AND 30 MILES WIDE
LOCATED 1,000 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
  • 11,100 TONS OF SOLID WASTE GENERATED PER DAY
  • 5.4 POUNDS OF SOLID WASTE GENERATED PER PERSON PER DAY
  • RESIDENTIAL WASTE COMPOSITION (35% MOISTURE)
12% GLASS
2 % NON-Fe METALS
10% Fe METALS
9% PLASTICS
3% GRIT
15% PUTRESCIBLES
10% YARD WASTE
5% CARDBOARD
21% PAPER
13% OTHER WASTE
  • MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISTRIBUTION (WET SEASON)
53% BIOMASS
28% RECYCLABLE
19% LANDFILLED
  • PLASTIC WASTE:
9% OF SOLID WASTE BY WEIGHT
43% OF SOLID WASTE BY VOLUME
$7 MILLION LANDFILLING COST ANNUALLY
60% HDPE
5% PETE
15% PP
10% PS
10% OTHER
  • LANDFILL FEES RANGE FROM $5.25 PER YARD TO $90 PER TON WITH AN AVERAGE OF $37 PER TON
  • 3/4 ACRE LOST TO LANDFILLING DAILY
  • 18+ MILLION CUBIC YARDS LANDFILLED ANNUALLY
  • 68 LANDFILLS OPERATIONAL AS OF 1/1/95
  • 32 LANDFILLS OPERATIONAL AS OF 1/1/96
  • 23 LANDFILLS TO CLOSE BY 2005 WHILE 9 TO BECOME REGIONAL LANDFILLS
  • 81% REDUCTION IN LANDFILLING POSSIBLE BY RECLAIMING, RECYCLING & REUSING
  • 35% RECYCLING TARGET BY YEAR 2005. (Originally the Law set 1996 as the deadline and when there was no compliance, the Government simply extended the Law, first to 2000 and then again to 2004)
  • .05% ACTUAL CURRENT RECYCLING RATE. (Equivalent to taking 365 days to recycle the solid waste produced in 4 1/2 hours)
  • 5 EXISTING MRFs, 5 MORE PLANNED; 3 WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS, 5 MORE PLANNED; 2 WTE PLANTS IN PROCESS, 5 PLANNED.
  • $620 MILLION 10 YEAR PLAN FOR SOLID WASTE INCLUDES INCINERATORS, COMPOSTING, RECYCLING, LANDFILLS. To date only $55 million has been disbursed.