Countries that are parties to the Paris Agreement are committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Two of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are coal-fired power generation and methane emissions from household waste (municipal solid waste (MSW)) in landfill. Transitioning from coal to renewable fuels and eliminating landfill are key steps to achieving the goals of the agreement. In developing countries where there is often a heavy reliance on coal and a lack of waste management programs, meeting these commitments is a huge challenge.
Dryclone® DSRF plants are the solution
Dryclone DSRF plants solve both problems by:
- eliminating landfill and roadside dumping of household waste, and
- creating a clean, renewable fuel for coal replacement or energy recovery.
Up to 100% financing available
With our private investment partners, we can bring up to 100% financing for investible projects. Investible projects typically include the following:
- Long-term feedstock supply contracts for the entire MSW stream with tipping/gate fee.
- Long-term product offtake (sale) contracts for the DSRF coal replacement.
- Grant of sufficient land.
- Grant of all permits to build and operate the plant.
- Local connection to the power grid.
How it works
Until now, conventional solid recovered fuel (SRF) plants can’t accept the wet organic fraction of MSW. Thanks to Dryclone’s unique aerodynamic pulverization and energy-efficient drying, Dryclone DSRF plants produce high-quality SRF from MSW including the wet organic waste. Only the metals and inerts need to be removed. The metals can be sold for recycling and the inerts can be used in the construction sector. The result is the complete elimination of MSW from landfill and roadside dumping.
DSRF is an economically viable and renewable fuel resource that grows in line with the population. It has the same energy content as coal, so it’s an ideal coal replacement and can be used in brick kilns, cement plants, and power stations. It can also be optimized for use in energy recovery processes such as gasification and pyrolysis.
Dryclone DSRF plants are modular and scalable to enable fast deployment and to match the needs of growing towns and cities. The plants also provide stable employment opportunities for people such as scavengers who currently try to survive off the waste stream.
Contact us today to learn more about transitioning from coal to Dryclone DSRF and eliminating household waste (MSW) from landfill, as well as funding opportunities.