Waste to Energy International OÜ (WTEI) is focused on making the world cleaner and safer. We take the waste and convert it to the clean energy – electricity, heat and synthetic fuel.
Every year million tons of energy reach waste are dumped. At the same time, the energy demand of modern civilization grows rapidly. Using waste as a feedstock, we reduce power shortage for the community and make the environment cleaner.
For example, a small town with a population of 50,000 persons generates yearly up to 20,000 tons of municipal solid waste. This waste can produce up to 10% of the electricity consumed by the town.
Many researchers approve that waste on landfills creates more greenhouse gases than any modern waste-to-energy plant. Additionally, landfill generates hazardous filtrate containing all the periodic system of elements inside of it. That is why the European Directive prohibits landfilling in favour of creating more and more waste-to-energy facilities. Now only in Europe there more than 450 waste-to-energy plants.
We have access to different technologies for waste-to-energy plants: mass burning on reciprocating grates, fluidized bed burning, gasification, and pyrolysis. The last one is considered by us as mostly perspective on today’s market.
The technology of advanced pyrolysis named ENCORE, which we propose to our clients and fully support, is very effective and conforms to the strictest ecological standards. Fine engineering allows getting more syngas from one ton of waste than any compatible system. ENCORE is versatile in using of syngas, providing production of electricity by gensets or synthetic fuel in the Fisher-Tropsch unit. And all of this conforms to Californian standards on emissions, strictest in the world.
The waste-to-energy plant based on any of the above-mentioned technologies is self-sufficient. It uses electricity and heat to maintain its own activity. Most of the power produced is fed to the city grid.
Waste-to-energy is the best decision to solve the waste problem: it reduces landfills, feeds the city grid or create synthetic fuel, makes the environment cleaner, and creates new high technology jobs.
Business / Financial Benefits
Waste To Energy International (WTEI) is a privately run company which has international distribution rights for Waste To Energy technologies from the USA. Our experience in combination with modern technologies provide a number of business / financial benefits to our clients.
Shortly our business concept, partners selection and cooperation with investors is shown on the diagrams below.
Our “Waste to Energy” conversion plants have a number of environmental benefits, including feature a “closed loop system”. The energy produced from the conversion of waste material, is fed back into our system and provides power for our complete plant. Once our facilities are operational, aside from mixed waste material, there are minimal outside resources needed to sustain it. In fact, environmentally friendly ash, which can be used in the construction industry, and steam, which can be used in nearby facilities, are welcomed by-products of our environmentally friendly technology. Considering our extremely low levels of greenhouse gas emissions, Waste to Energy International (WTEI) facilities have a non-comparable, positive impact on the environment.
WTEI plants also have very high end, world renowned, water treatment system, so any water that is used in the plant is cleaned regularly and also re-used. The plant then requires very little new water and produces only clean steam.
Our “Waste to Energy” technology will change how our local and global communities live. Together, we will slow our dependence on existing landfill sites, which will in turn slow the accompanying environmental threats which landfills continue to pose. We realize not everything can be recycled, as such, we must be conscious of the amount of waste we produce daily in our homes, schools and workplaces. Together we can achieve and promote a future that is green.
Part of what makes WTEI’s technology so environmentally friendly, is our high flow system velocities produce a short processing time. This eliminates any possible emission hazard in case of a shutdown or routine service. Any waste in the system is treated with latent heat before opening to the atmosphere, which results in very clean emissions, essentially clean steam. Compare this to conventional systems which have tons of waste in the main processing chamber at one time, and have to take great measures to minimize environmental risks which are much more difficult to control in a conventional system.
Low Environmental Impact
Our high flow waste conversion process operates with very low environmental risk, producing close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Since our plants operate with very little waste in our system at one time, we have eliminated any potential environmental hazards in the possible event of an unplanned plant shutdowns. All waste left in the system is treated with latent heat before opening to the atmosphere, which results in very clean emissions and clean steam.
Our Waste to Energy facilities can fit seamlessly into the fabric of community life, as they have a modest overall footprint and carry with them a very low environmental impact. In addition, our sites create employment opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled labour—helping stimulate and participate in local economies.
Lower Landfill Costs, More Revenue Potential
Waste to Energy International (WTEI) is able to offer very competitive tipping fees for the end user. Our “Waste to Energy” conversion facilities have the potential to free up municipal dollars which are tied into the high operational costs incurred by existing landfills. Additional municipal revenues may also be created by the diversion of waste to a WTEI facility. This could potentially free municipal administrative funds toward humanitarian, social justice, and other community development projects.
WTEI is committed to reaching out to the community
Furthermore, WTEI believes in being fully immersed within a community. We look forward to participating in community life by participating in supporting community development and humanitarian efforts involved with a variety of community benefitting causes.