Waste-to-energy plays an important role in integrated waste management as a hygienic method of treating waste. Waste-to-energy can reduce the volume of waste by about 90 percent. Generating energy from waste, instead of sending it to landfill, avoids methane gas.
As Josh Prigge, founder and chief executive officer of sustainability consulting firm Sustridge, explained, waste-to-energy can be a great initiative for more sustainable energy creation and waste management if its done correctly. For example, capturing methane released from landfills is one way to create energy from a very potent greenhouse gas emission that would have otherwise gone to the atmosphere to contribute to more atmospheric GHG levels, resulting in increased global warming and climate change.
PowerHouse Energy Group plc (LON:PHE) has developed the innovative PHE G3-UHt waste-to-energy, ultra-high temperature gasification reactor technology together with auxiliary waste and power solutions. The company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in June 2011.