ARTICLE: Aries Clean Energy Technology Featured in TN Public Works Magazine
Tennessee Public Works Magazine
March 10, 2017
Article explains how the world's largest downdraft gasification plant is blending waste and generating clean, sustainable power for a wastewater treatment plant.
In his recent article for The Tennessee Public Works Magazine, Scott McRae writes about our downdraft gasification plant in the City of Lebanon, Tennessee. Thanks to the collaboration of public and private partners, this waste-to-energy solution is turning 32 tons of landfill wood, tires, and sewer sludge into clean power for the city’s waste water treatment plant.
When the plant is running at full 64-ton/day capacity, 5,000,000 lbs (2,500 tons) of carbon emissions will be kept out of the air each year, which equates to the CO2 produced annually to provide electricity to 312 homes, or the annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions from over 450 passenger vehicles. More than 16,000,000 lbs (8,000 tons) of material will be diverted from landfills each year, and this will help both the city and local industries move toward zero landfill goals. The system will create a positive use for more than 800,000lbs (400 tons) of scrap tires annually. And over 20 million kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity during the 20-year lifespan of the project will be produced.
Click here to view a PDF copy of the article published in Tennessee Public Works Magazine.