A superior fuel for many communities is Refuse Derived Fuel commonly referred to as RDF. RDF is composed of the high energy value components of municipal solid waste that would normally be expensive to dispose of in landfills. RDF usually consists of paper, plastic, wood, cardboard, and some light textiles. Refuse derived fuel is separated to remove glass, food waste, rocks and other organic high moisture components, and then pressed into cubes or large pellets as seen below. These densified RDF cubes or pellets are fed into a high temperature waste gasification system that will destroy the harmful emissions and compete the process via a wet or dry lime scrubbing system. A typical system is seen below where high btu value products are used to produce both heat and power. The electricity will run the plant with excess sent off site for other uses while steam can be used to produce drinking water thru thermal desalination or other uses.
Many US companies would not only save on electrical costs but save on other energy expenses and high waste disposal fees.
Many fuels can be used for the systems thermal demand to include:
Any facility waste to include wood biomass: sawdust, wood chips, bark, treated wood, dried sludge, used pallets, plastic waste, refuse derived fuel, tire derived fuel, cardboard, etc. Several would save high disposal fees.
Renewable Energy Water Quality Food Production = Total Sustainability
- The Non GMO Hybrid energy grasses can be burned to produce CO2 neutral power and create protein sources for people, fish food, animal feeds, and organic liquid fertilizer to be used in hydroponic greenhouses for growing 15 fold the amount of vegetables per acre over traditional methods. This is especially essential in arid climates to feed communities.
The grass is harvested and then pressed to release the liquid fertilizers that flow directly into greenhouse operations as seen below.