Waste is increasingly becoming a big issue. Unfortunately much of the waste produced in our society today is under-valued as a resource which it not being utilised.
Energy from Waste is a process of using the potential energy of various waste streams by treatment to generate electricity and / or heat. There are a variety of treatment processes which typically either generate energy by combustion or produce combustible fuels that can used onsite or transported to other sites.
There are many processes that have been developed to utilise waste with some more established than others. Non-thermal technologies include Anaerobic Digestion (AD), Mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and Fermentation production. Thermal technologies include Gasification, Pyrolysis and Plasma Gasification Process (PGP).
CarbonPlan believes that energy from waste is an important growth industry which should be looking beyond the utilisation of valuable resources (as opposed to throwing them away) to:
- Provide UK PLC more energy security and reduce its dependency on energy imports
- Provide more environmentally friendly and sustainable generation facilities
- Utilise secure waste streams to provide sustainable, consistent and ethical electrical output “baseload” power
CarbonPlan can support public and private sector clients and agribusinesses to utilise most waste streams and develop revenue generating projects as opposed to wasteful and costly disposal. Many are surprised at which waste streams can be used and we would welcome a discussion about your current waste issues.