Solid Waste Recycler Circular SynTech Expands To New Madrid, Mo.

Circular SynTech LLC, a company specializing in transforming solid waste into chemicals for manufacturing, announced February 18 it is expanding to New Madrid, Mo.

The company will invest $91.4 million into a facility that will convert municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris into renewable chemicals. The company said it expects the facility will create 45 jobs.

Circular SynTech said it selected New Madrid for the site because of its central location near the Mississippi River and rail access. The more than 200-acre campus is expected to begin operations later in 2022 and is already planning future expansions to follow its initial investment.

“Through its patented proprietary technology, CST utilizes waste that has historically produced environmentally damaging greenhouse gases to create valuable chemicals and distillates that replace fossil fuels in a double win for the environment,” said Dan Dockter, CEO. “The exceptionally professional and accommodating manner of the city, county, and state was a key factor in finding our new home in New Madrid, Mo.”

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CST’s proprietary waste-to-chemicals technology replaces the fossil fuel feedstock typically used to produce petro-chemicals with renewable common waste, such as municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris, that would otherwise be placed in a landfill. By using this technology, CST avoids landfilling costs in addition to the greenhouse gases that would be produced by decomposing waste. CST’s one-step process eliminates the need for previously more expensive and complex processes, the company said.