First steps toward zero landfill will produce clean energy in Tennessee

The Lebanon waste-to-energy plant comprises less than 2 acres. The roof that you see is the building that holds the ORC generators and the power control room. The elongated blue structures in the middle of the photo are the bins that will house the feedstock. Next to it is a tall, round chamber —the thermal oxidizer — where the gas is combusted. Inside the structure with the yellow and gray steps is the 64-tonper-day gasifier, which is black, vertical and rectangular. (Photo provided)

A mayor’s dream of putting his city on the path away from dumping waste into landfills became a reality last month in Lebanon, Tenn., and the project is highlighting the success possible utilizing public/private partnerships to achieve sustainability goals and … Continue reading →