- Tecate, CA-based Temarry Recycling has invested $100,000 to upgrade its waste-to-energy facility, Recicladora Temarry, based in Tecate, Mexico.
- The upgrade is in response to the amount of flammable solids being shipped to Temarry, which has doubled in the past year. The waste-to-energy system at the facility uses water to cool down the combustion chambers, which increases its ability to feed waste faster and reduces propane use, according to Waste360.
- The WTE process also generates steam that powers recover stills at the plant, which allows Temarry to conduct a closed-loop recycling system.
As waste-to-energy facilities prove to be cost-efficient and eco-friendly options for waste disposal, more companies across the nation have invested money into building or upgrading their WTE plants. Recently, Hoosier Energy and Randolph Farms announced a $12M landfill gas-to-energy project near Modoc, IN, while Pelatron Q announced plans to build a waste-to-energy plant in Kauai, HI.
WTE facilities for organic waste have also become popular, as more companies try to combat the growing issue of food and yard waste. Last week, New York announced a $40 million anaerobic digestion project on Long Island which will have the ability to convert 160,000 tons of organic waste into natural gas. Additionally, CR&R Waste and Recycling Services in Perris, CA expects to have a $100 million anaerobic digester complex running by early 2016.