Project - Waste to Energy
Resourceco Wetherill Park RRF Plant: Sydney, Australia
What is Cogeneration?
Many communities and businesses are developing new ways to reduce and better manage Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), trash or garbage. This requires a coordinated mix of practices that includes source reduction, recycling (including mulching and composting) and disposal of garbage that would normally end up in landfills. Waste to Energy plants are able to convert non-recyclable waste into usable forms of energy including heat, fuels, and electricity. These plants help reduce greenhouse gases and generate clean energy.
There are a number of other new and emerging technologies that are able to produce energy from waste and other fuels without direct combustion. Many of these technologies have the potential to produce more electric power from the same amount of fuel than would be possible by direct combustion. This is mainly due to the separation of corrosive components (ash) from the converted fuel, thereby allowing higher combustion temperatures in e.g. boilers, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and fuel cells. Some are able to efficiently convert the energy into liquid or gaseous fuels.
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Wetherill Park, Australia Recovery Facility Facts
- Processes dry, non-recyclable waste that would otherwise go to landfill
- Can convert up to 250,000 tonnes* of raw material waste into 150,000 tonnes* of eco-friendly fuel each year
- Takes dry commercial, industrial and demolition waste and residential hard waste, like timber and hard plastic
- Produces process engineered fuel, or PEF
- PEF is used in cement kilns to replace coal
- 1 tonne is 240 lbs more than a US ton