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FATER AND ABPDU PARTNER TO DEVELOP AND VALIDATE AN INTEGRATED WASTE-TO-ENERGY PROCESS
Founded in Pescara in 1958 by the Angelini family, since 1992 Fater has been an 50/50 joint venture partner with the Angelini Group and Procter & Gamble. For over 50 years, Fater has been present in the life of Italian families thanks to its products: PAMPERS diapers and baby wipes, LINES sanitary pads and pantyliners, TAMPAX tampons and LINIDOR and DIGNITY incontinence products.
ABPDU has been developing and validating an integrated waste- to-energy process under a DOE work-for-others (WFO) agreement with FATER, an Italian JV between Procter & Gamble and the Angelini Industrial Group.Key outcomes indicate that post-consumer absorbent hygiene products (AHP) can be readily and economically converted — without using harsh or expensive pretreatment routes — to fermentable sugar intermediates as well as biofuel and bio-based chemical products.
FATER ABPDU Waste to Energy Process Partnership (Presentation at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015)