Energy from Waste

Have you ever thought about what happens to your waste after you threw it away?

 

The majority of your waste ends up in landfills that expand day by day, devouring cultivated land and coming closer to our homes. Even more alarming is the fact that landfills pose a major threat to our health and environment. Containing large amounts of harmful and toxic impurities, landfills poison the soil and ground water and are themselves a dangerous source of infection. Birds, insects and other animals living in the surrounding environment deliver these infections to us. Moreover, noxious landfill gasses contain methane and contribute to the greenhouse effect.

 

The incineration plants used in several regions around the world can seriously affect the environment and human health due to high contamination from toxic and even life-threatening impurities in the gases they give off. It has been proven that fly ash, dioxins and heavy metals contained in incineration fumes cause cancer and respiratory diseases and attack the human hormonal axis. The toxic slag created in the process makes over 30% of the initial waste mass and requires special hazardous waste landfills for disposal.

What can we do?

 

The Waste Conversion Pyrolysis technology developed by Green Light Energy Solutions allows for an efficient, safe and clean solution to these problems by providing an alternative to traditional waste disposal methods.

 

In this way, we can avoid both the conversion of green fields into landfills and waste into toxic fly ash or incinerator-slag.

 

By alleviating a fraction of waste, our Waste Conversion Pyrolysis technology can generate and sustain a clean and renewable energy source, processing up to 100% of the waste and leaving no harmful impurities in gaseous or solid by-products. Savings are to:

  1. electricity production which offsets electricity produced by the utility sector;
  2. biofuels production which offsets fuel production from fossil fuel sources; and
  3. recyclable and reusable materials that are recovered, which offset the production of these products from virgin resources.

The technology actually helps make our air cleaner by offsetting higher emissions from other sources, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

 

Waste Conversion Pyrolysis plants can be safely located close to urban areas, thus avoiding construction of multiple transfer stations, unnecessary energy consumption and fuel exhaust from transporting waste to distant landfills.

 

Approx. 300 tons of raw municipal waste per day (depending on the morphology and physical characteristics, of course) can be converted into 5+ MW*h of electric energy by each WCP processing line, leaving only 2-10% of solid residue which has further valuable use. Metals and glass are recovered in the process providing for an additional source of income. Since it significantly reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, a waste to energy project implementing one Waste Conversion Pyrolysis processing line generates approx. 330,000 carbon credits under  the terms and conditions of the Paris Agreement of Climate Change Conference, signed by 174 Countries  under control of UN in New York  (22 April 2016).

 

Converting waste to energy is an important and very useful technology that applies a practical solution to a very crucial problem.