Friday, May 22, 2009
Edmonton to Produce 36 000 000 litres of Ethanol from Garbage
An innovative $70-million waste-to-fuel plant in Edmonton will provide biofuels from sorted municipal solid waste which will produce 36 million litres of ethanol a year. After municipal garbage is sorted, waste that can't be recycled or composted will be heated to nearly 700 C in an oxygen-free vessel, so it won't burn. That creates a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which is converted into ethanol or other valuable chemicals.