All wastes contain energy.
Organic energy is produced when an organic waste is converted into a fuel, such as methane. The process helps us reduce environmental damage because it recovers a valuable resource (methane) and reduces pollution in the atmosphere. Inorganic energy is produced when high calorific materials, such as plastics, are recovered. The plastics used to generate inorganic energy are most often those that can’t be recycled.
As part of stage one of EFA’s Mid West Waste to Energy Project Development Plan, we have taken a representative sample of the Mid West’s waste including plastics, paper, green waste, commercial & industrial wastes and food waste and will test it for energy content, heat, toxins and emissions. The outcomes of the testing will give us a better understanding of the size and output of a waste to energy station producing electricity and biochar in WA.
Watch a short video on the project.