WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – Integrating Waste to Energy
Why are effective Waste Management Systems important:
The increasing need to protect the natural environment and preservation of essential eco-systems:
The increasing need to protect communities and social environments:
Globally, the treatment of waste is becoming a major priority. The presence of micro-plastic in all eco-systems around the world has been identified – particularly the “ocean garbage patches”.
Effective Recycling has been identified as an integral part of a total Waste Management System and creates economic and social benefits to communities by creating new industries to produce “new” recycled products and energy.
The ability to create new products (Upcycling) from old waste is now an essential component of a Waste Management System. The aim is not to just construct a “Waste to Energy” Plant to convert waste in power – BUT – to work in partnership with government and local stakeholders to develop a “Waste Management System” that incorporates “Waste to energy” facilities, waste reduction initiatives, efficient waste collection and sorting, recycling initiatives, economic growth potential, community engagement and environmental management.
WIth our partners, including NextGEN NRG, FOS can provide an integrated system of waste management which combines initiatives for recycling, reduction, treatment and management that achieves the best outcomes to deliver strategic goals. Our team of industry experts are available to create a tailored solution to suit local conditions which includes:
- creation of economic development and employment generation options, sustainable communities and environments
- compliance with UNESCO / United Nations / local and national guidelines and practices
- creation of environment to attract support new industries focused on recycling and innovation
- engage community in clean-up and recycling collection
- enhance perception of Indonesia as a destination (tourism development)
- participate in meeting the United Nations – Sustainable Development Goals
- incorporates the general principles of international initiatives such as “Smart Cities” program
- preserve local environment
- develop skills development programs for local workforce
The success of Waste Management Systems are governed by :
- Quality and quantity of waste available
- Type of waste available
- Collection and handling systems
- Import options to supplement supply
- Environmental standards
- Economic feasibility options
- Output achieved
- Integration with other forms of renewable energy (including wind, solar and CST)
As a guide:
A midrange Waste to Energy facility may produce power for approx. 20,000 to 25,000 homes for the cost of approx. $107,000,000 USD. A system may require approx 2,200 t per day of rubbish to potentially produce approx. 1200 MW per hour of energy of which approx. 20% may be absorbed by the process to sustain the treatment process. This is all subject to a detailed analysis of the type and quantity of rubbish (and the level of potential recycling use of components of the rubbish available).
To tailor the best solution, our team of experts will:
- analyse the potential waste supply options
- assess potential growth over the period of the life cycle of the plant, from this information the type of Technology is then selected to best suit the environment.
- consider potential revenue streams available and potentially produced from implementing the system
- assess opportunities for community engagement
- sustainable development opportunities created – including employment, skills generation, community development and environmental management
- conduct detailed feasibility and consultation processes
Integrated Waste plants can be designed to suit any location and can blend with the local architecture.