Base Waste-to-Energy Solution
|Project Name||Transportable Plasma Waste-to-Energy System|
|Customer||US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)|
|Location||Hurlburt Field, Florida, USA|
|Delivery||Operational late 2010 – Official acceptance June 2011|
|Products/Services||PRRS Plasma Waste-to-Energy Solution, APT Plasma Torch, Engineering Services|
|Capacity||3,100 metric tons per year|
|Feed||Municipal, Industrial, Hazardous and Biomedical Waste|
|Energy||Electricity from Internal Combustion Engine (420 kW)|
|Pyrogenesis Role||Turnkey delivery of the facility, including building and infrastructure, Project Manager, Equipment Provider, Subcontracted Operator of the Facility|
|Other stakeholders||US Dept. of Defense Foreign Competitive Testing (FCT), USAF Surgeon General, Canada (TEAM), Quebec (PDTV), Gulf Power|
PyroGenesis was awarded by AFSOC the contracts to design, procure, fabricate, install, commission, start-up and operate the plant at Hurlburt Field. The initial contract was given on a turnkey basis, as the team was also responsible for the site preparation, building construction, environmental permitting and overall project management.
PyroGenesis successfully took base-generated waste and produced electricity from this waste, while generating slag. In doing so, PyroGenesis established a North American first, as being the first facility to use plasma gasification to generate energy from unsorted waste. This project has become the foundation for the scale-up of the PRRS technology to 100 metric tons per day.
- PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Air Force Extends Waste-to-Energy Operating Contract, May 15, 2012
- PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Air Force awards PyroGenesis 18-month waste-to-energy operating contract, January 24, 2012
- PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Air Force accepts Pyrogenesis’ waste-to-energy system and grants Company follow-on operating contract, September 6, 2011