In recent years Waste to Energy (WTE) and Biomass to Power Generation has transcended several generations of progress. Traditional Stoker type furnaces utilizing direct combustion or incineration have been the preferred technologies of choice to convert both biomass and waste products to heat, steam, and ultimately power.
Most of the currently operating WTE facilities were built prior to 1990. For the WTE industry, these technologies have gained a public reputation of being uncontrolled high pollution generating facilities.These facilities were known to generate large quantities of Dioxins and Furans. Since the Clean Air Act of 1990, these facilities have been retrofitted with acid gas scrubbing technologies, and incorporate activated carbon injection to scrub the dioxins and furans from the flue gas with very high success in removal. Though these facilities have been cleaned up and meet the EPA Emission Standards, they still have the stigma of unclean technologies.
Todays advanced thermal conversion technologies, are paving a road to a clean slate for WTE and biomass. Thermal conversion technologies include gasification and pyrolysis. Each technology offers very distinct advantages:
We are the integrator of “The” Thermal Pyrolytic Conversion technology, PYROCON, LLC. This technology has been selected by the Department of Defense as a chosen technology for Thermal Waste Treatment.