What is Waste to Energy?
Municipal solid waste (MSW), often called garbage, is used to produce energy at waste-to-energy plants and at landfills. MSW contains
- biomass, or biogenic (plant or animal products), materials such as paper, cardboard, food waste, grass clippings, leaves, wood, and leather products
- non-biomass combustible materials such as plastics and other synthetic materials made from petroleum
- noncombustible materials such as glass and metals
In 2015, about 262 million tons of MSW were generated in the United States, of which
- 52.5% was landfilled
- 25.8% was recycled
- 12.8% was burned with energy recovery
- 8.9% was composted
Benefits of Waste to Energy Plants:
- Gleaner burning automotive fuel (if ethanol bended with fuel)
- Less greenhouse gas emissions
- Clean up landfill waste site
- Prevents groundwater contamination
- Dispose of sewage waste
- Clean up sewage waste dumping site
- Reduce growth of toxic landfills
- Cleaner neighborhoods
- The benefits of the sewage and landfill waste to energy project are:
- Prevent spread of disease (cholera, yellow fever, malaria)
- Production of Ethanol will benefit with fuel blending, energy creation and improved air quality.
- Ethanol conversion to methane and re-introduction into natural gas stores creates a cycle of recoverable energy sources or self sufficiency.
- Can process hospital waste
Our Waste to Energy System:
- Can utilize both waste from landfills and sewage waste
- Breaks down all organic matter.
- Shorter time to break down waste.
- Bacterial breakdown takes it is two weeks, compared to EMI’s is 3 hours.
- Not necessary to separate the organic landfill waste.
- We will separate and recycle the non organic waste (plastics, metals)
- Carbon dioxide emission is a one-eighth or less compared to destruction by fire.
- No dioxins in output, no heavy metals in output.
- Less odors.
- Full sterilization of output to WHO standards.
- Generates valuable output, such as renewable fuel and manure.
- Patented system, only system in the world with this advanced, next generation technology.
- Result of joint development form Industry-government-academia consortium.
- Initial and operating costs are low in comparison with alternatives.
- Small footprint compared to alternatives.