WASTE-TO-ENERGY & PEF…..
As governments and communities across the world grapple with the challenge of dealing with the mountains of waste produced through modern living, the need to grow existing, and establish new, markets for repurposing of water is becoming ever more critical.
Changing From a MAKE, USE AND DISPOSAL Model to the RECOVERY, RECYCLING AND RE-USE of Products to extract their maximum value.
Waste-to-Energy can play a significant role in adding capability to the emerging Circular Economy.
To this extent form of Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) can attract much needed attention and focus.
PEF is a finished product that is generated from select dry non-recyclable materials, and not from municipal waste.
PEF products have a lower emissions profile and displace millions of tonnes of fossil fuels at a lower price point, as well as abating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2.
The market for PEF’s is expanding rapidly because it offers a win-win solution to businesses grappling with increased regulation, while also crying out for cost-effective alternative energy solutions in the face of skyrocketing gas and electricity.
PEF’s growing reputation as the ‘Holy Grail’ in sustainable energy production and its broadened scope of application for energy-hungry businesses is attracting numerous new entrants into the market.
The key factors that influence PEF quality are energy content of the fuel, ash, moisture, particle size and key elements including chlorine and sulphur.
The future for PEF is enormous. Its ability to harness the energy value of materials currently going to waste in landfill sites is unrivalled.
PEF presents a cost-effective, circular solution to the generation of sustainable baseload energy, helping to address he complex and expensive issues of waste management and energy production.
Source : Article by Ben Sawley, CEO, ResourceCo in Sustainability Matters Magazine