Recovering value from waste

Global population growth, urbanisation and improving quality of living accelerate the production of waste. At the same time, we suffer from lack of raw materials and face an increasing demand for energy. These global environmental challenges force us to adopt new technologies for producing energy and handling waste.

Local fuel is a global solution

Waste to Energy technology offers an environmentally friendly and economical solution for replacing fossil fuels. It enables obtaining cheaper and locally produced fuel, securing the availability of fuel at a steady price level, and of course, reduction of emissions. BMH Technology offers a comprehensive solution for refining waste into valuable fuel and recycling materials.

Why does shredding waste make sense?

In the TYRANNOSAURUS® process waste is shredded into predefined size and refined into a high-quality fuel by separating inert and recyclable materials. Pre-processing the waste offers significant benefits compared to simply burning untreated waste.

Shredding the waste homogenises the material stream, which makes conveying easier and combustion much more efficient. Separating inert materials, such as stones, bricks, glass and soil, also adds the fuel’s rating by increasing its calorific value. After the waste is shredded into smaller pieces, it can be effectively sorted using mechanical, electrostatic and intelligent sorting equipment. Not only does automatic sorting improve the quality of the fuel but it also produces recyclable raw materials for further use.

How much waste do we produce?

Solid waste management is arguably one of the most important municipal functions. One barely notices it when everything runs smoothly, but it can cause extreme problems when poorly executed.

Average waste generation per person varies a lot depending mainly on socioeconomic status and geographical location. Research shows that the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually. This volume is expected to grow to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050. In lower income countries, waste generation rates might even more than triple by this time. (1)

With waste all around us, and sophisticated technology available to convert that waste into reliable and renewable fuel, energy producers have sustainable, yet profitable choices to choose from.

 

1)  “What a Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050”, https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/30317, p. 40, 47, 54, 60, 67, 70, 78.