Friday, April 04, 2008

Biosolid disposal system can also make syngas and electricity

This Florida system will use syngas (biogas) derived from the waste material itself to power the waste treatment process, saving the cost of purchasing natural gas. Larger systems, they say, will be able to make excess electricity as well, turning the system into a net power producer. As the cost of energy continues to rise, every municipality
should consider something like this when building or upgrading waste treatment facilities.
Sanford, Florida Chooses MaxWest Environmental Systems to Turn Sludge into Renewable Energy: "'Compared to the projected cost of natural gas, a fossil fuel, Sanford will save $9,000,000 over the 20-year life of our contract,' said Paul Moore, Sanford Utility Director. 'This technology has provided us with the opportunity to save money while managing our waste stream and protecting the environment.'"

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