- Costa Mesa, CA-based Clean Energy Technologies (CETY) announced a waste-to-energy system to be built by PHG Energy (PHGE) in Lebanon, TN. The plant will generate renewable electricity for a municipal waste water treatment plant.
- CETY's equipment will process 8,000 tons of trash annually, generating over one million kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity in 20 years. The facility will also cut annual carbon emissions by 2,500 tons.
- Slated to launch this year, this is the second collaboration between the two stakeholders involving CETY's Clean Cycle Generator, and is supported by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The new plant will begin by converting wood and tire scraps, as well as sewer sludge into a gas to fuel a thermal oxidizer to make heat energy. "The flexible system PHGE has devised can be the start of a solid foundation of reducing landfill usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and electrical costs for many cities and industries," said CETY’s CEO Kam Mahdi, as reported in a press statement.
PHGE has vetted its partner's technology to test its compatibility with its own system.
"We were able to utilize their ORC generators to prove our clean synthetic gas could be utilized to produce electricity from waste. Then we installed our first municipal waste-to-energy system in Covington, TN, using the same line of equipment," said PHGE COO Chris Koczaja. "The City of Lebanon...project will benefit from the same ease of operation, low maintenance, and reliable performance."
Meanwhile, not far away, Rutherford County is exploring waste-to-energy technology as its population grows and its landfill space shrinks.