BioHiTech Global Signs Definitive Agreement to Increase Its Ownership Stake in the Nation’s First HEBioT Renewable Resource Recovery Facility
The facility is expected to commence operations in December and add $7 million of annual high margin revenue by processing municipal solid waste into an EPA approved solid recovered fuel
CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY – NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BHTG), a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) to acquire an additional 26.8% ownership stake in the nation’s first HEBioTtm renewable resource recovery facility located in Martinsburg, West Virginia (the “Martinsburg Facility”).
The acquisition will make BioHiTech the largest owner of the Martinsburg Facility and enable the Company to consolidate an estimated $7 million in annual high margin revenue generated by the operations in its financial statements beginning in 2019. The Company is acquiring the additional ownership stake in the Martinsburg Facility from Entsorga USA in exchange for the issuance of approximately $1,886,000 in BioHiTech preferred stock, convertible into BioHiTech common stock at a fixed price of $2.64 per share. Entsorga USA, a company owned by the principals of the Italian engineering firm that developed the HEBioT technology, will remain as a minority owner of the Martinsburg Facility.
The Martinsburg Facility is expected to begin the commissioning process in December 2018 and to ramp production throughout the first quarter of 2019. The facility utilizes a patented high efficiency mechanical and biological treatment process (“HEBioT Process”) for the disposal and recycling of mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) into an EPA approved solid recovered fuel (“SRF”). The HEBioT Process is expected to divert from landfills as much as 80% of the waste that enters the facility. The Martinsburg facility has secured ten year agreements for both the supply of MSW from a regional hauler and the off-take of the SRF production by a multi-billion dollar cement company with operations nearby.
The Martinsburg facility is the first of a series of facilities utilizing the patented HEBioT process that BioHiTech plans to build in the US in the coming years. The Company controls the exclusive development rights to the HEBioT technology in 12 Northeastern states and the District of Columbia. A second site is currently under development in Rensselaer, NY with other potential locations in early stage planning.
Commenting on the agreement, Frank E. Celli, Chief Executive Officer of BioHiTech Global stated, “Becoming the largest owner of the Martinsburg Facility is a transformative event for our Company and we are excited to begin the full US commercialization of this important environmentally friendly disposal technology. Not only will these operations add significant high margin revenue to BioHiTech’s financials in 2019, but it will also serve as a showplace for our future roll-out in the US. With plans to add additional facilities, including Rensselaer and potentially Philadelphia in the coming years, we now have a solid roadmap for progressive revenue and EBITDA growth from our HEBioT business. We are more confident than ever that this will enable us to change the waste management industry and build significant value for our stockholders.”
About BioHiTech Global
BioHiTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHTG), is changing the way we think about managing waste. Our innovative waste management services combined with our disruptive technologies provide sustainable waste disposal and supply chain management solutions for businesses and municipalities of all sizes. Our cost-effective technology platforms can virtually eliminate landfill usage through real-time data analytics to reduce waste generation, biological disposal of food waste at the point of generation, and the processing of municipal solid waste into a valuable renewable fuel. For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.
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