Getting rid of waste to produce power
RDF consists largely of combustible components of such waste, as non recyclable plastics (not including PVC), paper cardboard, labels, and other corrugated materials. These fractions are separated by different processing steps, such as screening, air classification, ballistic separation, separation of ferrous and non ferrous materials, glass, stones and other foreign materials and shredding into a uniform grain size, or also pelletized in order to produce a homogeneous material which can be used as substitute for fossil fuels in the CTEC process
Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
Medi Power, has the opportunity to take Medical Waste produced from local hospitals around the Sussex area, and generate electrical energy and thermal via gasification, thermal energy for local district heating networks and maintaining exhaust gas emissions within EU and local government regulations.
The Medical waste is a great fuel that does not need mixing with any biomass the ratio of plastic and biomass on its own is a perfect mix for gasification
Ocean Plastic Waste
Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. The ocean's waste is a great fuel for the CTEC gasification process, it requires very little sorting and has a great mixture of plastic and biomass.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Municipal solid waste (MSW), commonly known as rubbish is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public.
Historic Landfill Mining
Landfill mining and reclamation is a process whereby solid wastes which have previously been landfilled are excavated and processed. The function of landfill mining is to reduce the amount of landfill mass encapsulated within the closed landfill and/or temporarily remove hazardous material to allow protective measures to be taken before the landfill mass is replaced. In the process, mining recovers valuable recyclable materials, a combustible fraction, soil, and landfill space. The aeration of the landfill soil is a secondary benefit regarding the landfill's future use. The combustible fraction is useful for the generation of power. The overall appearance of the landfill mining procedure is a sequence of processing machines laid out in a functional conveyor system. The operating principle is to excavate, sieve and sort the landfill material.
Biomass is organic material that comes from plants and animals, and it is a renewable source of energy.
Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. Plants absorb the sun's energy in a process called photosynthesis. When biomass is burned, the chemical energy in biomass is released as heat. Biomass can be burned directly and is used with plastic for the gasification process.
Automotive Shredder Residue
The shredding of automobiles results in a mixture of ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal (e.g. alloys of copper and aluminium) and shredder waste. ASR consists of glass, fiber, rubber, automobile liquids, plastics and dirt. ASR is sometimes differentiated into shredder light fraction and dust and is a great fuel for gasification
Commercial waste consists of waste from premises used mainly for the purposes of a trade or business or for the purpose of sport, recreation, education or entertainment, but excluding household, agricultural or industrial waste.