Waste to Energy Pilot Project
We will use the Micro-Gasification Process to harness the latent energy in waste and make it usable in the form of heat and electricity.
- To recover energy from waste, we heat the material far past the point of combustion. At over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, it gasifies. We use the energy from this gas to generate power.
- Moisture if the form of leachate is required to be added to the waste for optimum efficiency. This will eliminate the costly practice of hauling large quantities of leachate for deep well disposal.
- The gasification process involves no burning of waste, no visible emissions and no odour. It also eliminates the methane that would be produced by waste decomposing in a landfill – methane has twice the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.
- After it’s been processed, there is nothing left of the waste material. Its energy is recovered and it has no mass, so there’s very little need for new landfill cells.
PRWMC will continue to follow the Waste Hierarchy Triangle and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle first, but when that’s not possible or just not economical, the forth “R”. Recover will be utilized in the form of Waste to Energy. This will help us to achieve our goal of 95% waste diversion.