Converting waste

Globally we face intractable environmental concerns – including a rapidly growing demand for energy and a rising volume of waste disposal. CDP Waste2Energy’s technology addresses these major challenges with a process to convert waste otherwise destined for landfill to a renewable fuel source.

Contributing to sustainable solutions

The CDP Waste2Energy technological process transforms certain waste feedstocks into a hydrocarbon-based fuel. Its distinct advantages include feedstock versatility and positive environmental footprint. CDPW2E’s mission is to employ this transformative technology to address the economic and environmental concerns faced by industry and government.

The CDP Waste2Energy process, a thermo-catalytic process for the conversion of waste to fuel, delivers an environmentally superior solution for diverting waste material streams from landfill to fuel production. Unique process conditions, including low operating temperature and pressure, set this technology apart from other energy from waste methods generating environmental harm.

The CDP Waste2Energy system significantly reduces energy consumption during the CDP process. This leads to reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, while producing higher quality, cleaner, renewably sourced fuel. This fuel – high grade diesel – can be used for commercial and industrial purposes.

Investigating environmental outcomes

In collaboration with the University of Queensland, CDP Waste2Energy is committed to investigating various avenues of research relating to the environmental impact of the CDP process and other energy from waste applications.

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THE FACTS

79% of the global production of plastic to 2015, estimated at 6300 mega tonnes, ended up in landfills or the environment1.

In 2014-15 Australia produced about 64 million tonnes of waste, 22 million tonnes of which went into landfills2.

Landfills negatively impact land, air and water quality through the release of potentially harmful substances, including methane3.

As landfills reach maximum capacity there are few suitable alternatives for waste storage.

Government and private sector organisations are struggling to meet greenhouse gas emission (GHG) emission targets.

There is an increasing need to generate affordable energy and supply it to remote locations, particularly during peak times and through a decentralised, scalable process.

Existing waste to fuel technology is often deemed to be either too expensive or environmentally harmful, and usually fails to provide high efficiency levels.

The public is concerned about how waste is treated and the urgency in finding cost effective, environmentally acceptable methods for disposing of problem waste.

Sources:

  1. Geyer, R.; Jambeck, J.R.; Law, K.L. Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made. Science Advances2017, 3.
  2. Pickin, J and Randell, P. Australian National Waste Report 2016. Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, 2017.
  3. Department of Climate Change, 2009, National Inventory Report 2007, Volume 2.

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