Waste-to-value technologies turn waste into energy, industrial products, or consumer goods. Anaerobic digestion (AD), landfill gas to energy, and waste recycling are common types of waste-to-value technology. Feedstocks for waste-to-value projects include organic and solid waste such as food waste, wastewater, dairy manure, and plastics.
Using appropriate feedstocks is crucial for maintaining safe and operational waste-to-value plants. Since waste streams naturally vary in composition, developing a feedstock strategy is the first step in developing a waste-to-value project. Use our feedstock matrix template to evaluate feedstock options.
A low-carbon economy depends on waste-to-value technology. Utilizing the ever-growing supply of waste is recognized as a component of a waste management strategy to mitigate climate change, and shrinking landfill capacity indicates the need for solutions.
The demand for and importance of waste-derived solutions is reflected in these figures:
- It’s estimated that in the United States, fuels derived from waste could replace 4 to 7 percent of the national fossil fuel consumption.
- According to the EPA, in 2018, 69 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) were recycled in the United States. However, nearly half of all trash goes to landfills.
- Over 90% of renewable natural gas (RNG) currently comes from landfills.
- The carbon intensity of RNG derived from animal manure is up to eight times lower than conventional natural gas, according to World Resources Institute findings.
- The molded fiber market is expected to grow at a rate of nearly 5% over a seven-year period. The biodegradable material is a sustainable alternative to plastic packaging and styrofoam.
Nexus PMG has provided due diligence, construction monitoring, independent engineering, and owners engineering services to many waste-to-value projects in the United States, aiding the deployment of these climate-critical technologies.
|Technology||Plant Type||Our Role||Year|
|Anaerobic Digestion||Food Waste to RNG||Due Diligence||2021|
|Landfill Gas||Landfill Gas Portfolio||Operations||2021|
|Recycling||Solid Waste Recycling & Pig Iron||Owners Engineering||2021|
|Anaerobic Digestion||AD to RNG Portfolio||Due Diligence||2021|
|Manufacturing||Hemp Fiber Decortification||Independent Engineering||2021|
|Anaerobic Digestion||Dairy Manure AD to RNG||Due Diligence||2020|
|Anaerobic Digestion||Wastewater to RNG||Due Diligence||2020|
|Anaerobic Digestion||Food Waste AD||Due Diligence||2020|
|Recycling||Waste Polypropylene Processing||Due Diligence||2020|
|Anaerobic Digestion||AD to RNG||Due Diligence||2020|
|Molded Fiber||Molded Fiber||Project Development, Engineering||2019|
|Propylene Glycol||Propylene Glycol||Independent Engineering||2019|
|Anaerobic Digestion||367,000 MMBTU Dairy RNG||Project Development Planning||2019|
|Anaerobic Digestion||350,000 MMBTU Dairy RNG||Project Development||2019|
|Bioethanol||16.5M GPY Bioethanol Plant||Owner’s Engineering, Engineering||2019|
|Molded Fiber||Molded Fiber||Due Diligence, Independent Engineering||2018|
|Anaerobic Digestion||650,000 MMBTU Dairy RNG Plant||Due Diligence||2017|
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