Enexor BioEnergy has created an extraordinary solution to help turn organic and plastic waste into renewable energy using only a container, with the ability to reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 2,200 metric tons per year. Not only is this great news for our planet, but it's also great news for our waste too.
So, how does Enexor's waste container work? First, plastic and any organic waste, such as paper or food waste, are placed into the container through a dedicated chute before entering the container. The container then thermally oxidizes the waste in combination with high pressure and temperatures to break down the waste inside. The resulting gas is then filtered and put through a high-temperature heat exchanger so that it's in a usable state. Once the process is complete, the resulting gas is then used as renewable energy.
Some benefits of the system include waste disposal cost savings, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, as the containers would prevent much organic and plastic waste from going to landfill, where it emits harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Likewise, the containers will also be able to provide continuous renewable power that can be controlled, helping to provide reliable, renewable energy. The container can process agro-waste, plastic, wood and food waste, alongside cardboard, paper, and biosolids. Other innovations from Cambridge University have also seen plastic turned into sustainable fuel; an innovation that contributes toward a circular economy. With advancements such as these, sustainable fuels could soon be a part of our future.