As populations continue to grow, waste management and its disposal has become one of the major global issues of the twenty-first century. Managing waste in any community is an important part of providing a safe and healthy living environment for the people. Unfortunately the world has a strong dependence on landfill for waste management with more than half (54%) of all solid waste being deposited in landfill in 2009. It is estimated that 70% of municipal waste, 56% of commercial & industrial waste, and 43% of construction & demolition waste goes to landfill. The environmental problems caused by landfills are numerous with landfill’s producing emissions and substances which are often toxic. Waste, however, does not have to be a liability and can in fact be a valuable resource. Instead of land filling or incinerating municipal solid waste, plastics and other industrial waste streams, whether hazardous or non-hazardous, GEI MEKONG’s patented pyrolysis technology, can process waste and produce two forms of renewable energy.
With our Pyrolysis technology there is no requirement to sort waste prior to delivery to our facility, saving the government both manpower and financial resources. Our state-of-the-art technology has no toxic air emissions and is remarkably more efficient than existing waste-to-energy technologies by redirecting waste that already exists, we significantly reduce methane and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The waste feedstock used in our operations does not compete with agricultural commodities for land that could be used to grow food products. Compared to several other renewable energy sources that are intermittent by nature, our plants can be operated around the clock during all seasons. Our plants result in high yields of liquid fuels, which helps to reduce landfill and our technology is advanced and proven with an exemplary health, safety and environmental record.
All operations are set up with International Standards (ISO) in mind. This includes all engineering, administrational, financial and managerial aspects of the company. The plants themselves are monitored 24 hours a day by locally hired and trained professional engineers. Our plants also have a data logging system which means they are monitored daily in Japan, which allows for any problems arising on a site to be resolved and any technical adjustments to be made remotely.
Waste management is a challenging problem to all nations with the cost of dumping in landfill sites spiraling upwards. These landfill sites are emitting vast quantities of climate change gases and will cause significant costs to local government upon the implementation of a carbon trading system. Recently national and local governments in many countries have taken a greater interest in waste volumes and the requirements for landfill sites. The lack of availability of landfill space in metropolitan areas, and social and environmental concerns, has led some states and territories to formulate policies to reduce waste volume, or even aim to eliminate waste totally.
Our Pyrolysis plants can be configured as a Hybrid Plant with outputs of 48Mw per day plus 12 Tons of Bio-Diesel per day or as an All Electricity Plant with outputs of 96Mw per day.
A facility is completely self-contained, which means there is zero risk of any breach of bio-security for any hazardous materials required for processing. It is designed with the principles of good manufacturing practice in mind and manufacturing processes clearly defined and controlled. All critical processes are validated to ensure consistency and compliance with specifications.
Due to the modular design of the system a standard commercial plant, which can process 20 tons per day of dry waste, only requires a 1,000 sq meters of land area. This allows easy access and movement of trucks in and out of the site and storage for 7 days of waste volume in order to maintain a continuous operation.
Due to the contained processing method, there is minimal noise (other than standard industrial noise), low emissions as outlined in this section, no dust or odour as there is limited storage held within the compound, and no waste from water. Pyrolysis has been approved as an acceptable technology for semi-sensitive land.