If Greensboro/Guilford County had ordered a WTE Modular Plant when they closed the White Street Dump to household trash, there would have been no need to raise taxes. The manufacturer claims that they can have a plant up and running in less than 2 years and a module lasts about 75 years, with proper maintenance. Swedish technology created a system that can take care of waste disposal, create energy and clean water and pay off the initial investment in about 5 years and continue to operate for many years. What a deal.
Naanovo Energy, Inc. claims that its Waste to Energy (WTE) technology allows, each of their modules to cleanly combust one hundred eighty tons of municipal solid waste per day while it produces energy and clean water.
Please ask every candidate for Greensboro City Council if he/she is in favor of the high cost to our environment and our pocketbooks of shipping our garbage out of the area on large gas-guzzling trucks to be piled into a landfill.
Ask them if they had rather control costs, and dispose of trash in a less expensive, more environmentally friendly way.
Ask them if they will consider a regional Waste-to-Energy plant.
WTE: Waste to Energy: 180 tons of municipal solid waste yields 6 megawatts per hour of electricity and thousand of gallons of water and meets clean air standards and provides jobs.
A Waste-to-energy module developed by Naanovo can reduce 180 tons of municipal solid waste a day down to 10% of its raw volume and down to 20% of its original weight. This process will generate a minimum of six megawatts per hour of electricity and a natural byproduct of each WTE module is 145,920 gallons per day of distilled water.
I repeat: WTE : Waste to Energy: One module using 180 tons of municipal solid waste yields 6 megawatts per hour of electricity and thousand of gallons of water and meets clean air standards. And this is just one of the options available for waste-to-energy.