Opportunities and Challenges of Waste-To-Energy

AIChE Web Forum
AIChE Web Forum
Originally delivered Dec 8, 2011

Wider adoption of waste-to-energy technology promises to bring changes to industries beyond energy generation and waste management. This comprehensive overview of Waste-To-Energy covers key insights first shared at the Waste-to-Energy Exchange, held in November, 2011. Topics addressed include:

  • Solid waste as a source of energy
  • Why Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technology promises to eliminate the current value proposition of landfills
  • How WTE enables the use of certain non-recyclable packaging materials for product applications, where environmental gains may be greater than those achieved with recyclable materials
  • Current state-of-the-art of WTE technologies
  • How to broaden WTE availability across the national municipality infrastructure
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Presenter(s): 

Bob Brickner

Robert Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President, has more than 38 years of experience in the solid waste management field. He is an expert in solid waste handling systems, including collection and processing equipment, especially equipment costs and systems analysis. Mr. Brickner is well versed in cost allocation methods and economic/financial modeling, and life-cycle costing. Mr. Brickner has served as the lead evaluator for GBB on many system-wide evaluations and vendor solicitations, and as lead negotiator on numerous projects that have been financed. He has authored independent reports...

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