What are the main types of Waste-to-Energy technologies on the market today?
In the U.S. alone, 140 million tons of waste find their way into landfills every year. When left to rot, landfill waste produces by-products that contaminate soil, water sources, and plants.
Energy recovery is a waste treatment process that sees Waste-to-Energy technologies convert chemicals in waste residues into practical forms of energy, such as electricity, heat, or fuel. Thermo-chemical and biogas energy can be used much like natural gas to provide heat, generate electricity, and power cooling systems.
It is worth noting that reusing, refurbishing, and recycling should be prioritized whenever possible.
There are three main types of WtE technologies on the market today.
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