Presentation on theme: "Greg Russell President, GARCO, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
1 Greg Russell President, GARCO, Inc. Waste In…Energy OutGreg RussellPresident, GARCO, Inc.
2 What is Waste-to-Energy (WTE)? Conversion of non-recyclable waste into useable energy including:HeatElectricityFuelUsing processes that include:CombustionGasification
3 The #1 WTE Benefit Converting non-recyclable materials into energy: Creating a renewable energy source out of wasteReducing and controlling carbon emissionsReducing methane gas generation in landfills
4 Other Benefits to Industry Waste management solutionWaste recovery processRenewable energyCommunity InvolvementGreen house gas savingsPotential long term cost savings
5 Where is Waste Generated? Possible sources for the WTE cycle come from:Industrial clients , Households, and basically EverywhereCommon waste forms include:Municipal solid wasteGreen waste (yard trimmings)Construction/demolitionSpecial wasteWaste that is normally landfilled
6 Where does it historically end? As an example, the Uwharrie Landfill:Has a daily permit for 3000 tons/day (on an annualized basis of 365 days)Receives, on average, 2400 tons per dayResulting in a life expectancy of 27 yearsAt the ECE (aka Bertie County) Landfill:The daily permit is 1600 tons/day (annualized)With an average of 1300 tons/dayAnd a life expectancy of 25 years
7 Where can it end…(Typical WTE facility) Covanta WTE facility located in Lorton, VirginiaDaily limit = 3,000 tonsNon-ferrous metal recovery – Recycle80 megawatts of electricity created dailyMeets the power needs for over 80,000 homes.Sales directly to Dominion Virginia Power Co.
8 Manufacturing Statistics? Only 6% of raw materials used in a typical manufacturing process end up in the product.94% of raw material end up as a scrap or waste.After only 1 use, 80% of products are discarded.Within 6 weeks of the sale of goods, 99% of the original materials used become waste.Waste is created much faster than it can be reconstituted or recycled into useful resources.
17 What are GARCO Views? GARCO promotes WTE because: Client demands for alternative disposal solutionsZero Landfill Initiatives by our clients and industryProven technology for waste managementIt’s the ultimate in RecyclingGreen Power Generation – It feels goodSustainable solution$4mm Investment by GARCO. This is a strong personal commitment.
32 Quantities shipped from GARCO? In 2013, GARCO sent nearly 4,430 tons of shredded rubber, facility blend, and other waste products to an energy-generating facility.Through the first week of April 2014, GARCO has shipped just over 2,625 tons, an increase of over 600% for the same time period vs last year.
33 Just the facts! (based on high BTU waste) In 2013 GARCO avoided 8,860 tons of CO2 equivalentgreenhouse gases.Generated 9,746,000 KWH of renewable electricity.Provided power for 10,170 homes for a month.Reduced the need for 4,430 tons of coal.Reduced the need for 744,240 gallons of fuel oil.