Turning Waste Into Energy
Taking our leftovers to make the future brighter
Waste-to-energy is a process by which forestry, agricultural and other waste (biomass) and municipal solid waste (garbage) is incinerated at high temperatures to produce steam, which then passes through a steam turbine under tremendous pressure to create electricity.
Just as coal, oil or natural gas is burned to fire boilers to create steam to generate electricity, household trash is used as a fuel to generate power.
Because the cost of the fuel in waste-to-energy facilities is virtually non-existent (in most cases revenue can be generated from disposal of the waste) it represents a viable energy alternative to burning fossil fuels which are non-renewable and cost money. Waste heat, from excess hot water and flue gas scrubbing, using proprietary patented technologies, enhances electricity production by as much as 30%, thereby making new and existing waste-to-energy facilities more efficient.