Shenzhan, 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.