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FEECO Waste Transformation


FEECO has been helping customers transform waste materials and process by-products into value-added products for over 65 years.


The counter above illustrates the estimated tons of waste FEECO has helped to divert from landfills as a result of the waste transformation processes we’ve implemented with our customers. The estimated economic impact and number of jobs created can also be seen.


Whether you have a material you’re currently landfilling, or a process by-product that goes to waste because it’s not usable in its current form, FEECO can develop a process around your intended goal to transform your material into a value-added product. We utilize our unique testing facility, The Innovation Center, to test your material at both batch and pilot scale in order to determine the feasibility of the intended process and simulate commercial process conditions. We then use the data gathered during testing to scale up the process and engineer the equipment needed to carry out the process.


Our process experts can apply a variety of methodologies to upgrade your waste material or process by-product. This can include agglomeration, granulation, drying, and high temperature thermal processing, or a combination of these techniques. Our process experts frequently develop processes to:


  • Create a marketable product from a waste or process by-product
  • Upgrade the value of a material through refinement
  • Recover valuable materials from valueless carriers
  • Increase the value of a material through improved characteristics


Some transformations include turning sludges into organic-based fertilizers, clays and saw dust into cat litter, fuel pellets from petroleum coke dust, and recovering valuable metal from spent batteries.


“What the world today calls waste — to FEECO International, they are really just raw materials for products that haven’t been invented yet.” – Dan Madigan (President)

When FEECO converts a customer’s waste into a usable, profitable product, we are also helping that customer prevent wastes from ending up in landfills, creating a win-win situation for both the customer and the environment.


Partial Materials Converted to Higher End Use Products
Beginning Material Final End Product
Sulphur stack emissions Granulated fertilizers
DDG Animal feed
Ash (Wood, Fly) Fertilizer pellets
Bentonite Clay Cat Litter granules
Calcium Chloride Ice Melt pellets
Calcium Carbonate Fertilizer pellets
Carbon Black Dust De-dusted pellets
Cement Kiln Dust Calcium fertilizer pellets
Cell Phone Batteries Lithium, Zinc metal recovery
Clay Cat Litter, Oil dry granules, Encapsulate seeds
Coal Dust De-dusted coal pellets
Composts(Yard Waste) Fertilizer pellets
Copper Dust Metal recovery pellets
Corn Cobs Cat Litter, Oil dry pellets
Corn Flours Animal Feed
Dredge Sludges Non-leaching granules
Electric Arc Furnace(EAF) Dusts Metal Recovery
Egg Yokes Powder Powder Egg Pellets
Ethanol Plant Waste(DDG) Animal Feed
Flyash Concrete Block
Foundry Dust Metal Recovery
Gold Iron Ore Dust Precious Metal Recovery
Grain Dust Non-explosive pellets
Gypsum Wallboard Waste Fertilizer, cat litter pellets
Humate Fertilizer pellets
Iron Oxide Metal Recovery pellets
Lime(Waste Water Treatment) Calcium Fertilizer pellets
Limestone Calcium Fertilizer pellets
Manure – Cattle Fertilizer pellets
Manure – Chicken Fertilizer pellets
Manure- Hog Fertilizer pellets
MAP Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Municipal Wastes Fertilizer, fuel pellets
Nitrogen Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
NPK Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Paper Sludge Fertilizer, cat litter
Petroleum Coke Dust Fuel pellets
Phosphates Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Potash Fertilizers Fertilizer pellets
Saw Dust Cat Litter, fuel pellets
Soy Flour Animal Feed
Steel Dusts and Sludges Metal recovery pellets
Sugar Sugar pellets
Sulphur Dust Non-explosive pellets
Tar Sands Waste Sludge Substitute Fuel pellets
Titanium Metal Shavings Metal Recovery
Urea Fertilizers Coated to prevent moisture absorption

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