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1. (WO2014198274) METHODS OF PROCESSING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) USING MICROBIAL HYDROLYSIS AND FERMENTATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/198274    International Application No.:    PCT/DK2013/050443
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: C12P 5/02
B09B 3/00
C02F 11/04
C12R 1/225
Applicants: RENESCIENCE A/S
Inventors: RØNSCH, Georg Ørnskov
JENSEN, Jacob Wagner
ANTONSEN, Sebastian Buch
Title: METHODS OF PROCESSING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) USING MICROBIAL HYDROLYSIS AND FERMENTATION
Abstract:
The invention provides a method of processing MSW comprising the steps of -providing a stream of unsorted MSW to a microbial fermentation reactor in which the MSW is fermented with agitation at a non-water content of between 10 and 50% by weight and at a temperature of between 35 and 75 degrees for a period of between 1 and 72 hours under conditions sufficient to maintain a live lactic acid bacteria concentration of at least 10.000.000.000 CFU/L, and - removing a stream of fermented unsorted MSW from the reactor and subjecting it to a separation step whereby non-degradable solids are removed to provide a slurry of bio-degradable components. Further, a slurry of bio-degradble components prepared according to said method is provided.