As a company that is committed to sustainability, we are very interested in the possibilities of waste-to-energy, also called trash-to-energy services.
Waste incineration facilities can help you get rid of your industrial waste while keeping the energy cycle closed and thereby making your operation as sustainable as possible. If you haven't considered waste-to-energy services for your business, now is a perfect time.
What Does a Waste-to-Energy Company Do?
Waste-to-energy is simply the process of generating energy, specifically electricity or heat, by processing waste. It is a type of energy recovery where the energy contained within the waste is released, captured and processed for reuse in another form. A waste-to-energy plant is a facility specifically designed for this type of processing.
The most common type of creating energy by treating residual waste is incineration. Put simply, the waste is burned. Generally, high-temperature incineration of the waste generates heat, which is used to boil water. This creates the steam that powers steam generators which can create electrical energy as well as redirect heat to residential and commercial facilities.
Burning waste can often produce toxic by-products, of course, which is why this process must take place in a licensed waste to energy facility. The facility is where machines are designed to capture the toxic by-products before they escape into the atmosphere, and where many safeguards are in place to make sure the waste is converted safely.