Benefits of Integrated Waste-to-Energy Solutions

Benefits of Integrated Waste-To-Energy (IWTE)

  • Environmentally friendly process of waste management
  • Adds a 4th “R”  — RECOVERY to the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” waste management hierarchy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery)
  • Reduces waste going to landfills by offering an alternative for wastes that cannot be reused or recycled
  • Increases recycling through the use of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that is made a part of the IWTE facility
  • Reduces green house gases and the potential to contaminate ground water by reducing the amount of material going to landfills
  • Uses waste as a resource to produce energy
  • Provides for domestic production of energy
  • Reduces reliance on fossil fuels

Additional Benefits of IWTE when Gasification is used in the Process

  • Produces energy products with the flexibility to choose biofuels, electricity, steam or specialty chemicals as the energy output
  • Produces very little ash residue; instead a vitrified, marketable slag that can be used for bricks, tile, road aggregate or rock wool
  • Gasification outperforms mass burn incineration while offering an environmentally cleaner solution.
  • Uses a variety of feedstocks that can be recovered including tires and medical waste
  • Provides for the complete destruction of hazardous materials with use of high temperatures working at the molecular level
  • Further reduces green house gases by providing an alternative energy generation method than fossil fuel power plants
  • Offers well paying technical jobs