Green3Power completes deal for Florida waste-to-energy plant
- Green3Power Operations Inc. has finally executed an agreement to build, own, and fund a $175 million renewable energy facility at the existing St. Lucie County Solid Waste Landfill Management Facility site in Fort Pierce, FL.
- The plant will convert about 1,000 tons a day of municipal solid waste, green waste, construction and demolition waste, and used tires into approximately 80,000 gallons a day of ultra-low sulfur synthetic green No. 2 diesel fuel.
- The facility will utilize G3P's thermal gasification process to produce synthesis gas and then produce diesel fuel through the Fischer-Tropsch process.
The practice of tapping landfill waste for energy is spreading throughout the industry. In Florida, the operation will extend the life of the St. Lucie County site and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Garen Demirchian of Vanderweil Engineering, Green3Power's partner, said, "The G3P Renewable Energy Facility will be a highly efficient facility that is highly protective of human health and the environment. The St. Lucie Renewable Energy Facility has been designed to a higher standard that includes recycling water from the processes and extracting water from the wastes in order to prevent the use of drinking water and prevent discharge of wastewater to the sewer, and reuse of the ash and conversion of the ash to concrete block."