Solid waste, such as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and industrial waste are other significant potential feedstock which can be converted to syngas and would have other environmental benefits if used for the production of biofuels and chemicals. For example, estimates indicate that 40 to 60% of the materials going into our landfills could be converted to syngas. This would more than double the life of the landfill, while at the same time significantly reducing the landfill’s operating costs. In addition, as the material in the landfill decomposes, a significant amount of greenhouse gas, specifically methane, is produced. Reducing the amount of decomposable material going into the landfill would result in a significant reduction in the amount of methane produced.
The Maverick process accepts:
- Municipal solid waste (MSW)
- Industrial waste
- Many forms of hazardous waste
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