Big Waste to Energy Plant Slated for Shenzhan

February 29, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

chinaShenzhan, China is building the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world, according to a story in Science Alert.

The story says that the plant will burn 5,000 tons of waste daily, with at least one-third of the trash being transformed into usable electricity. The story says that the price will be the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Still, it is likely to reduce the landfills and illegal dumps that have appeared around the city.

The plant is expected to running in 2020. The driver is to confront the growing trash problem, the story says. The generation of electricity is a bonus.

Recovered waste water, according industry insiders, is an increasingly attractive option for heating.

One comment on “Big Waste to Energy Plant Slated for Shenzhan

  1. If the price is increased co2 emission caused by burning of trash, better sense should prevail to desist implementing the project. Why not plasma incineration where GHG emission and residual waste is minimal. Also solid inert material is a bye product that can be used in construction.

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