The Natural Energy Solution uses a proprietary, patented process called Gas Phase Reduction (”GPR”). This is a highly effective, non-incineration method that converts all organic waste that finds its way into the landfill site.
The GPR processing plant would ideally be built at an existing landfill site.
This takes full advantage of the current infrastructure for the collection of local and regional waste.
The GPR processing facility would include the separation and recycling of the waste collected as part of the preparation of the feedstock for processing.
The residual material, which is comprised mostly of crystallized silica and traces of elemental carbon, is expected to be sold to the construction products industry.
However, if not, the residual material can be placed in the landfill site without any adverse affects on the environment, as the material is inert.
The expected reduction in volume of waste going into the landfill site, this being the non-organic portion of MSW, is projected to be reduced by more than 50% on volume.
This volume reduction can easily be much higher and will depend on the composition of the waste arriving at the landfill site.
The long term benefits include:
A significant extension to the life of the landfill site.
The potential to significantly delay the search for new landfill sites.
The significant and possible elimination of hazardous waste going into the landfill site.
The potential to ‘mine’ the existing waste in the landfill site.
The real option to add other municipal type waste streams into the GPR processing facility. These include:
Sewage sludge – Biosolids; 30% to 45% moisture content.
Biomass – wood waste of all types.
Hospital waste - including all organic materials; contaminated instruments; clothing; etc.