MIHG energy from waste plants provide a number of environmental benefits including:
generation of renewable energy products
reduced greenhouse gas emissions
reduced waste to landfill
enable recycling by processing residual wastes
Biogenic material can be used to produce renewable energy such as electricity and hydrogen and makes up a significant fraction of many waste feedstocks.
Greenhouse gas reductions
The organic components of solid wastes sent to landfill are broken down by microorganisms releasing methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times stronger than CO2. Diverting these waste streams to MIHG energy recovery reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Reduced waste to landfill
The waste to be processed with the MIHG technology is destined for landfill. Installation of MIHG facilities reduces the need for landfilling and its associated environmental impacts such as air emissions, seepage, pests and odour.
Processing residual wastes
The MIHG technology can process residual wastes which are source separated such as MSW (red bin waste) or post-recycling streams from resource recovery facilities. Compared with traditional incineration, the MIHG technology targets much smaller projects and the modular nature enables investment to be scaled over time to match changes in the available waste streams. This flexibility, means that MIHG energy from waste facilities can complement recycling infrastructure such as material recovery facilities and support the transition to a circular economy.