Biomass Production from the Organic Material we Discard Everyday Can Keep up to 70% of Our Waste from Going to Landfill
Municipal solid waste contains a high percentage (65-70%) of organic material including fiber/paper products, food remains, yard and wood waste. Many recycling programs attempt to collect and compost this material; however the majority of it ends up in landfill where it often becomes the most problematic waste. Utilizing Green Power Technologies’ advanced technology, this problematic waste can be eliminated through biomass production.
Biomass Production from Organic Waste Provides an Environmentally Friendly Solution to Landfill
Biomass production from organic material occurs through Green Power Technologies’ advanced “Mechanical Heat Treatment” process where steam, high temperature, and agitation are used to process the organic material. During this accelerated decomposition, the material is sterilized, reduced in size and converted into a clean, uniform biomass.
Biomass Production from Organic Waste Eliminates Harmful Containments and Greenhouse Gases Created with Landfilling
- During decomposition at a landfill, organic waste is broken down by micro-organisms and forms leachate.
- Leachate is a liquid which contains bacteria, rotting matter and, in some instances, other chemical contaminants from the landfill.
- Leachate can present a serious hazard if it enters the water table or reaches a watercourse.
- The decomposition of organic matter also generates a large quantity of methane, a greenhouse gas twenty one times more harmful than carbon dioxide.
There are many uses for the Biomass Production Output from a Green Choice Bio-Recovery Center such as:
- A “green” substitute for coal (i.e. another form of renewable energy)
- Bio-products such as synthetic wood or mulch