- Energy from waste uses solid waste as a fuel to generate clean, renewable energy.
- EfW facilities export to the grid an average of 550 kWh of electricity for every ton of waste processed.
- Each year EfW facilities in North America prevent more than 25 million tons of greenhouse gases and CO2 equivalents from being released into the atmosphere.
As manufacturers continually look to implement practical sustainability strategies and increase environmental stewardship, addressing the waste steam has become a priority. As a result, zero-landfill goals Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Covanta 4Recovery expert Derek W. Veenhof, senior vice president of Covanta 4Recovery L.P., a subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corp., fields questions about the energy-from-waste process, also called waste-to-energy, and its role in sustainable waste management, as well as dispels some myths about its effects.
Energy-from-waste uses solid waste as fuel to generate clean, renewable energy. Waste is processed in combustion chambers where heat is converted to steam and sent through a turbine generator to generate electricity.
1. How is energy-from-waste better than what we’re currently doing? Continue reading