Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) March 26, 2009
R2 Automation, Inc. has a turnkey program for producing clean energy from MSW nationally, with zero emissions, R2 Automation's technology sterilizes and reduces Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) by over 85%, recovers recyclable material and eliminates the source of methane gas from the waste stream, and creates a clean cellulose fuel from which it creates electricity. The self-contained unit will process approximately 100,000 tons/year of waste, with de minims emissions, noise, and odor. From 100,000 tons of waste, the unit will separate recyclables, generate 8.5MW of continuous power output (annually providing approximately 52-65 million KWh of saleable power), and output approximately 15,000 tons of sterile, inert waste that maybe destined for the landfill.
Each modular for R2 Automation, is self-contained unit uses steam autoclaving technology that sterilizes the waste stream and creates the fuel for electricity generation. By extracting valuable components for re-use, the system promotes sustainability. By removing cellulose from the waste stream, the system eliminates the greatest landfill source of methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas.
Use of R2 Automation's system will extend the life of current landfills, and eliminate the need for new ones. Termed a "virtual landfill," because the system receives and properly manages MSW, without requiring landfill space, R2 Automation's technology creates additional benefits including a reduction in the environmental impact and cost of transporting waste.
The R2 Automation has been proven in the operation of a two-year commercial demonstration plant in the United Kingdom, and will soon be in full commercial operations in the UK and Brazil.