Jumping on the green bandwagon, paperboard mill companies are now teaming up biofuel producers to create ethanol fuel from scraps of cardboard. The cardboard-produced fuel is actually created by using the 5% of unusable scraps and sending them to Firberight -- a company which then converts the scraps into usable ethanol fuel.
The trial batch of ethanol "is expected to emit 80% less carbon emissions then regular gasoline." The 5% of waste contributes up to 50,000 tons of cardboard waste a year, which can now be turned into fuel. Cardboard-produced fuel seems like a pretty effective way of recycling!
Fiberight Turns Scrap Cardboard into Usable Ethanol Fuel
1. Cardboard-produced Fuel - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop more efficient methods and technologies to convert cardboard waste into usable ethanol fuel, reducing carbon emissions and promoting recycling.
1. Paperboard Mill - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with biofuel producers to explore the potential of converting cardboard waste into ethanol fuel as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuels.
2. Biofuel Production - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Invest in research and development to optimize the process of converting cardboard scraps into ethanol fuel, creating a new revenue stream and contributing to the green energy sector.