Waste to Energy

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

 

Waste to Energy Process Flow Diagram
Waste to Energy Process Flow Diagram

 

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.

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One Comment

  1. This is an incredible process! This is the kind of thing we need to be supporting as a society in order to better the planet. Where are you installing these?

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