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Waste management firm 800 Super opens $130m Tuas integrated facility

Waste management company 800 Super opened its new $130 million integrated energy and resource recovery facility in Tuas South yesterday.

The company, which delisted from the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board this year with help from private equity, also said it will soon enter the animal feed processing business and provide heating services for third-party ISO tank containers, which are used for transporting hazardous and non-hazardous liquids.

"We are constantly seeking opportunities to strengthen our value proposition to customers," said executive chairman Lee Koh Yong, whose family controls 800 Super.

"Both new businesses will be housed here in this integrated facility and powered by both the electricity generated from our biomass plant and steam produced by our sludge incinerators."

The integrated facility, about the size of three football fields, houses a biomass energy plant, a sludge treatment facility and an industrial laundry.

The group is making "final preparations" to launch its animal feed processing business in the first quarter of next year, Mr Lee said at the opening ceremony.

This business involves converting wet spent grains such as malt and soya beans into animal feed ingredients.

Steam from the sludge incinerators will be used to heat-dry and sterilise the grains. - THE STRAITS TIMES

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