American Recycler Newspaper | Aemerge RedPak opens new medical waste treatment center

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Aemerge RedPak opens new medical waste treatment center

Jan 2, 2018 | American Recycler Newspaper

Aemerge RedPak, a pioneer in technology resulting in cleaner, smarter and more renewable approaches for handling waste and producing energy, has opened a medical waste treatment facility that destroys and sterilizes medical waste, converts it to clean energy and diverts up to 95 percent of treated waste from landfills. The new $55 million facility will create 30 jobs.

To commemorate, RedPak was joined by California’s Business Incentives Gateway, the City of Hesperia and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at the facility.

“With no previous alternatives, California currently disposes much of its infectious medical waste by hauling it to incinerators across the country, which is not only inefficient, but also has significant negative impacts on the environment and surrounding communities,” said Adam Seger, president of Aemerge RedPak.

Since 2001, when California’s last medical waste incinerator was shut down in Oakland, approximately 720 million pounds of medical waste have been hauled long distances to be treated in other states as far as Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, North Dakota, Oregon, and Utah. Certain categories of medical waste such as pharmaceuticals, trace chemo, pathological, and anatomical require high heat treatment and incineration and out of the State’s borders was the only option, until now.

Aemerge RedPak operates the only fully permitted “high heat” treatment facility in California for all categories of medical waste, including pharmaceutical, pathological, trace chemo, sharps and biohazardous materials. It treats all these forms of waste through a first-of-its-kind advanced patented technology system called the Carbonizer.

The Carbonizer system works by processing organic waste in a negative pressure, no oxygen environment with high heat. The result of waste treatment is three simple, sterile co-products: synthesis gas (syngas) which is captured and converted to clean energy, treated glass and metals which are recycled, and carbon char which is repurposed as alternative fuel. As a result of this process, 95 percent of waste treated is diverted from landfills.

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Waste Today Magazine | Facility converts medical waste to energy in California

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Facility converts medical waste to energy in California

Dec 9, 2017 | Waste Today Magazine

Aemerge RedPak, a manufacturer of technology for handling waste and producing energy headquartered in Hesperia, California, has announced the opening of its medical waste treatment facility that the company says destroys and sterilizes medical waste, converts it to clean energy and diverts up to 95 percent of treated waste from landfills. The new $55 million facility will create 30 jobs, Aemerge says.

“With no previous alternatives, California currently disposes much of its infectious medical waste by hauling it to incinerators across the country, which is not only inefficient, but also has significant negative impacts on the environment and surrounding communities,” Adam Seger, president of Aemerge RedPak, said during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility. “We are thrilled to offer RedPak as a safer, cleaner and more responsible solution for treating and disposing of medical waste.”

Since 2001, when California’s last medical waste incinerator was shut down in Oakland, approximately 720 million pounds of medical waste have been hauled to other states, including Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, North Dakota, Oregon and Utah.  Certain categories of medical waste, such as pharmaceuticals, trace chemo, pathological and anatomical, require high heat treatment and incineration out of the state’s borders was the only option.

Aemerge RedPak operates the only fully permitted “high heat” treatment facility in California for all categories of medical waste, including pharmaceutical, pathological, trace chemo, sharps and biohazardous materials. It treats all these forms of waste through a patented technology system called the Carbonizer.

The Carbonizer system is designed to process organic waste in a negative pressure, no oxygen environment with high heat. The treatment creates synthesis gas (syngas), which is captured and converted to clean energy, treated glass and metals that are recycled and carbon char that is repurposed as alternative fuel. Aemerge says 95 percent of waste treated is diverted from landfills through this process.

“Aemerge RedPak is going to revolutionize the way medical waste is treated in this country,” Mayor Paul Russ said during the ceremony. “We look forward to having that revolution start here in Hesperia.”

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Government Technology | California Plant Transforms Medical Waste to Green Energy

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California Plant Transforms Medical Waste to Green Energy

Dec 6, 2017 | Government Technology

BY RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ DAILY PRESS

(TNS) — HESPERIA, Calif. — Aemerge RedPak officials said Christmas came early as they unveiled their “technological wonder” to the High Desert in the form of the first medical waste treatment facility permitted in California.

The ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday was attended by company, city, state and regional leaders who heralded the new 37,700-square-foot plant in Hesperia as the location where “cutting edge” green technology will be used to safely treat medical waste and put people to work.

RedPak’s patented “Carbonizer” turns organic waste into “syngas” capable of being used for production of clean energy and carbon-based co-products, said RedPak President/CEO Adam Seger, who was at the ceremony on Tuesday along with his family and several investors.

More than 95 percent of the waste processed on the 4.75-acre facility will be landfill diverted and, as a result, significant greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste hauling will be eliminated, Hesperia Economic Development Management Analyst Lisa LaMere said.

“Besides being the only facility in the state permitted to treat all types of medical waste as regulated by the California Department of Public Health, RedPak will have also created 30 new jobs within the community at full ramp-up,” said LaMere, who added that RedPak is “truly” the first major industrial project in the city.

The city remained a “strategic partner” with Seger and his RedPak team as they worked through site selection, pre-development meetings, planning, permitting, construction and the grand opening, LaMere told the Daily Press.

Mayor Pro Tem Russ Blewett praised the Indiana-based company for choosing to locate to Hesperia. He also thanked the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for their support of the project.

“I want to congratulate the state of California because, on a regular basis, I criticize them. But I want to congratulate you for getting this one right,” said Blewett, as members of the Governor’s office laughed.

Senior Business Development Specialist Diane Banchero, with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, said Redpak contacted the state in 2015 in an effort to introduce its patented technology for the treatment and elimination of medical waste for which a significant portion cannot, by law, be treated in California.

“Over the past two years, the Treasurer’s Office has been able to provide over $40 million worth of tax-exempt financing to help construct this facility and to build the carbonizers that are so integral and central to this project,” said Deputy State Treasurer Steve Juarez. “We are very proud of the work that we’ve been able to do with Adam and with RedPak over the those two years.”

LaMere said since 2002 she’s been a part of a few “legacy projects” in the city, which have included the Super Target, the Walmart Supercenter and the G Avenue Lead rail track project. But she called the RedPak project something that is “near and dear” to her heart because of its job creation and the impact it will have in the High Desert, state and country.

“Although Hesperia has been particularly successful targeting retail in our economic development attraction efforts, manufacturing remains a top priority for us,” Economic Development Manager Rod Yahnke said. “We are very pleased to see Aemerge RedPak, a green technology manufacturing company, locate in Hesperia.”

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Markets Insider | Aemerge RedPak Opens First-of-Its-Kind Medical Waste Treatment Center, in Hesperia, California

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Aemerge RedPak Opens First-of-Its-Kind Medical Waste Treatment Center, in Hesperia, California

Dec 6, 2017 | Markets Insider

HESPERIA, Calif.Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aemerge RedPak, a pioneer in technology resulting in cleaner, smarter and more renewable approaches for handling waste and producing energy, yesterday announced the opening of their revolutionary medical waste treatment facility that destroys and sterilizes medical waste, converts it to clean energy and diverts up to 95 percent of treated waste from landfills. The new $55 million facility will create 30 mortgage-paying jobs.

To commemorate this unprecedented step forward, RedPak was joined by California’s Business Incentives Gateway (CBIG), the City of Hesperia and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at the facility.

“With no previous alternatives, California currently disposes much of its infectious medical waste by hauling it to incinerators across the country, which is not only inefficient, but also has significant negative impacts on the environment and surrounding communities,” said Adam Seger, President of Aemerge RedPak. “We are thrilled to offer RedPak as a safer, cleaner and more responsible solution for treating and disposing of medical waste.”

Since 2001, when California’s last medical waste incinerator was shut down in Oakland, approximately 720 million pounds of medical waste have been hauled long distances to be treated in other states as far as MarylandIndianaKentuckyAlabamaNorth DakotaOregon, and Utah.  Certain categories of medical waste, such as, pharmaceuticals, trace chemo, pathological, and anatomical require high heat treatment and incineration out of the State’s borders was the only option, until now.

Aemerge RedPak operates the only fully permitted “high heat” treatment facility in California for all categories of medical waste, including pharmaceutical, pathological, trace chemo, sharps and biohazardous materials. It treats all these forms of waste through a first-of-its-kind advanced patented technology system called the Carbonizer.

The Carbonizer system works by processing organic waste in a negative pressure, no oxygen environment with high heat. The result of waste treatment is three simple, sterile co-products: synthesis gas (syngas) which is captured and converted to clean energy, treated glass and metals which are recycled, and carbon char which is repurposed as alternative fuel. As a result of this process, 95 percent of waste treated is diverted from landfills.

“Aemerge RedPak is going to revolutionize the way medical waste is treated in this country,” said Mayor Paul Russ. “We look forward to having that revolution start here in Hesperia.”

“The opening of the new Aemerge Redpak facility in Hesperia is great news for our region and for California. New and innovative businesses like this one have a home here in the High Desert, and it’s a positive sign for our local economy,” said Congressman Paul Cook.

“As the Chair of two state financing authorities that have been integrally involved in the development of the Aemerge Redpak project, I am pleased to offer my endorsement of the groundbreaking technology that will help dispose of California generated medical waste without diverting such waste to our landfills,” said California State Treasurer John Chiang. “The partnership between Aemerge and the Treasurer’s Office is a prime example of how the public and private sector can work together to achieve beneficial outcomes.”

For more information about RedPak, please visit www.aemergeredpak.com.

About Aemerge RedPak:

Aemerge RedPak is revolutionizing medical waste treatment. Approved by the California

Department of Public Health and the governing Mojave Desert air quality management district, we operate the only fully-permitted “High Heat” treatment facility in California for all categories of medical waste, including pharmaceutical, pathological, trace chemo, sharps, and biohazardous. We provide services for California-based medical waste generators, as well as generators from across the country.

Aemerge RedPak’s medical waste treatment:

  • sterilizes, carbonizes and renders all waste unrecognizable
  • diverts 95 percent of treated medical waste away from landfills
  • recycles metals
  • generates clean energy

 

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VVdailypress | RedPak unveils its ‘technological wonder’ in Hesperia

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RedPak unveils its ‘technological wonder’ in Hesperia

Dec 5, 2017 | VVdailypress

BY RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ

HESPERIA — Aemerge RedPak officials said Christmas came early as they unveiled their “technological wonder” to the High Desert in the form of the first medical waste treatment facility permitted in California.

The ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday was attended by company, city, state and regional leaders who heralded the new 37,700-square-foot plant in Hesperia as the location where “cutting edge” green technology will be used to safely treat medical waste and put people to work.

RedPak’s patented “Carbonizer” turns organic waste into “syngas” capable of being used for production of clean energy and carbon-based co-products, said RedPak President/CEO Adam Seger, who was at the ceremony on Tuesday along with his family and several investors.

More than 95 percent of the waste processed on the 4.75-acre facility will be landfill diverted and, as a result, significant greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste hauling will be eliminated, Hesperia Economic Development Management Analyst Lisa LaMere said.

“Besides being the only facility in the state permitted to treat all types of medical waste as regulated by the California Department of Public Health, RedPak will have also created 30 new jobs within the community at full ramp-up,” said LaMere, who added that RedPak is “truly” the first major industrial project in the city.

The city remained a “strategic partner” with Seger and his RedPak team as they worked through site selection, pre-development meetings, planning, permitting, construction and the grand opening, LaMere told the Daily Press.

Mayor Pro Tem Russ Blewett praised the Indiana-based company for choosing to locate to Hesperia. He also thanked the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for their support of the project.

“I want to congratulate the state of California because, on a regular basis, I criticize them. But I want to congratulate you for getting this one right,” said Blewett, as members of the Governor’s office laughed.

Senior Business Development Specialist Diane Banchero, with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, said Redpak contacted the state in 2015 in an effort to introduce its patented technology for the treatment and elimination of medical waste for which a significant portion cannot, by law, be treated in California.

“Over the past two years, the Treasurer’s Office has been able to provide over $40 million worth of tax-exempt financing to help construct this facility and to build the carbonizers that are so integral and central to this project,” said Deputy State Treasurer Steve Juarez. “We are very proud of the work that we’ve been able to do with Adam and with RedPak over the those two years.”

LaMere said since 2002 she’s been a part of a few “legacy projects” in the city, which have included the Super Target, the Walmart Supercenter and the G Avenue Lead rail track project. But she called the RedPak project something that is “near and dear” to her heart because of its job creation and the impact it will have in the High Desert, state and country.

“Although Hesperia has been particularly successful targeting retail in our economic development attraction efforts, manufacturing remains a top priority for us,” Economic Development Manager Rod Yahnke said. “We are very pleased to see Aemerge RedPak, a green technology manufacturing company, locate in Hesperia.”

For more information on Aemerge RedPak, visit www.aemergeredpak.com.

Rene Ray De La Cruz may be reached at 760-951-6227, RDeLa Cruz@VVDailyPress.com, Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz and Instagram @reneraydelacruz

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Waste Management World | Waste to Energy ‘Carbonizer’ Technology for Medical Waste Rolled Out in California

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Waste to Energy ‘Carbonizer’ Technology for Medical Waste Rolled Out in California

Californian medical waste firm Aemerge RedPak’s first ‘Virtual Landfill’ facility is now online and available to treat all medical waste streams.

By Ben Messenger
May 19, 2017 | Waste Management World

Californian medical waste firm Aemerge RedPak’s first ‘Virtual Landfill’ facility is now online and available to treat all medical waste streams.

Utilsing its patented Carbonizer® process, theVirtual Landfill technology is claimed to convert medical waste to energy while recycling scrap metals and diverting up to 95% of medical waste from traditional landfills.

The California  Department of Public Health granted approval for Aemerge RedPak’s lower capacity phase one unit to begin treating all types of medical waste – including pharmaceutical, pathological, trace chemo, sharps and biohazardous – at its Virtual Landfill facility in Hesperia, CA.

It is now the only California-based option for medical waste categories required to be treated by high heat; the company is already working with a growing list of waste generators to treat waste at its Virtual Landfill facility utilizing Carbonizer technology.

“Our core focus is to provide a safe, reliable and convenient treatment solution for generators of all medical waste streams,” said Adam Seger, President of Aemerge RedPak.

Using its patented technology, Aemerge RedPak’s Carbonizer converts organic waste stream into energy and material co-products with low air emissions to process organic waste, making it the most advanced available technology for processing carbonaceous waste.

The company said that it expects the facility’s California location to significantly reduce medical waste generator liability and transportation emissions.

Previously, certain types of regulated medical waste requiring high-heat forms of treatment would have to be shipped across the country to the few remaining approved incineration facilities.

Carbonization is claimed to be a cleaner process than incineration and enable generators of medical waste in the western U.S. to have it treated closer to their facilities.

“California is setting the bar by supporting the most environmentally conscious and effective technology for medical waste treatment,” said Seger.

In addition to RedPak’s current treatment unit, it’s in the process of installing a much larger Carbonizer at its Hesperia facility that will significantly increase the pounds per hour of waste it can treat (phase two). The larger Carbonizer and additional capacity will be commissioned and online by the end of this summer.

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