Presentation on theme: "Greg Russell President, GARCO, Inc.. What is Waste-to-Energy (WTE)? Conversion of non-recyclable waste into useable energy including: Heat Electricity."— Presentation transcript:
Greg Russell President, GARCO, Inc.
What is Waste-to-Energy (WTE)? Conversion of non-recyclable waste into useable energy including: Heat Electricity Fuel Using processes that include: Combustion Gasification
The #1 WTE Benefit Converting non-recyclable materials into energy: Creating a renewable energy source out of waste Reducing and controlling carbon emissions Reducing methane gas generation in landfills
Other Benefits to Industry Waste management solution Waste recovery process Renewable energy Community Involvement Green house gas savings Potential long term cost savings
Where is Waste Generated? Possible sources for the WTE cycle come from: Industrial clients, Households, and basically Everywhere Common waste forms include: Municipal solid waste Green waste (yard trimmings) Construction/demolition Special waste Waste that is normally landfilled
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 day Resulting in a life expectancy of 27 years At the ECE (aka Bertie County) Landfill: The daily permit is 1600 tons/day (annualized) With an average of 1300 tons/day And a life expectancy of 25 years
Where can it end… (Typical WTE facility) Covanta WTE facility located in Lorton, Virginia Daily limit = 3,000 tons Non-ferrous metal recovery – Recycle 80 megawatts of electricity created daily Meets the power needs for over 80,000 homes. Sales directly to Dominion Virginia Power Co.
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.
Trash is a Terrible Thing to Waste
What is GARCO’s Process? Industrial Waste Segregation Processing Re-PackageTransport
Receiving Facility’s Process? IncinerateGenerate Power Sell power to Municipalities
WTE facility - Covanta
What are GARCO Views? GARCO promotes WTE because: Client demands for alternative disposal solutions Zero Landfill Initiatives by our clients and industry Proven technology for waste management It’s the ultimate in Recycling Green Power Generation – It feels good Sustainable solution $4mm Investment by GARCO. This is a strong personal commitment.
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.
Just the facts! (based on high BTU waste) In 2013 GARCO avoided 8,860 tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse 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.