Alliance Federated Energy (AFE) last week announced the development of “Project Apollo,” a $225-million, 25MW energy project located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Project Apollo plans to utilize Westinghouse Plasma Corp.’s (WPC) plasma gasification technology to process municipal and industrial wastes into syngas for use in power generation. There are several facilities operating commercially around the world using WPC technology and several more in final design phase and or construction.
|A gasifier vessel utilizes proprietary plasma torches operating at >10,000 °F (5,538 °C) in order to create a gasification zone of up to 3,000 °F (1,649 °C) to convert solid or liquid wastes into a syngas. Source: AFE. Click to enlarge.|
Approximately 30% of the waste feedstock is already committed from Badger Disposal of Wisconsin, one of region’s leading industrial waste management services companies. Discussions are underway with third parties for the sale of syngas and electricity.
AFE plans to have the project operational in late 2013. The first phase of the renewable energy facility is expected to process approximately 1,200 tons of municipal and industrial waste per day, generating enough clean energy to power roughly 20,000 homes in the Milwaukee area.
Established in 2005, Alliance Federated Energy is a developer of renewable energy and related infrastructure projects focused on environmentally sustainable technologies, with a specific focus on plasma gasification technology for electric generation and energy production.
(A hat-tip to George!)
“Project would turn Milwaukee trash into energy”, JSonline, 2 February 2010