Waste-to-energy technology (WTE) refers to processes that convert trash – municipal solid wastes (MSW), agricultural wastes, medical or process wastes– into usable energy, such as electricity, heat, or steam. A variety of methods are used to make solid, liquid, or gas fuel. Waste to Energy includes a variety of technologies consisting of several different thermochemical or biological methods of generating energy from waste materials. Popular commercial applications include combustion and anaerobic digestion for processing municipal solid waste, livestock manure, and food waste at the municipal, farms, and industrial scales. Livestock manure and food waste producers dealing with regulatory pressures are seeking value generation solutions from their waste. A waste-to-energy (WTE) expert is one who has the knowledge and experience of extracting energy from waste feedstocks and its application for producing valued products. THE WTE arena includes a variety of technologies consisting of several different thermochemical or biological methods of generating energy from waste materials. Popular commercial applications include combustion and anaerobic digestion for processing municipal solid waste, livestock manure, and food waste at the municipal, farms, and industrial scales. Livestock manure and food waste producers dealing with regulatory pressures are seeking value generation solutions from their waste.
A waste-to-energy (WTE) expert is a professional with education, knowledge, and experience about the process of extracting energy from waste feedstocks and how to apply this when producing valued products. Waste to energy experts will have expertise in dealing with one or more of the waste feedstocks such as food waste, dairy farm manure, municipal wastes, landfill waste, waste cooking oil, etc. for creating sustainable energy including power, heat, liquid, or solid forms of biofuels and other valued byproducts.
The World Energy Council in 2016 reported that at the current rate of waste generation, global waste is predicted to reach 6 million metric tons per day by 2025. Among several processes being used and developed for WTE are gasification, plasma gasification, and pyrolysis, which involve super-heating in a low-oxygen environment to avoid combustion and reduce emissions to near-undetectable levels. Anaerobic digestion, an area of increasing interest, uses microbial processes to produce biogas. Other new technologies are being investigated around the world, in an industry that holds the potential to grow globally and become integral in a closed-loop, circular economy, and the near-elimination of landfills.
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