Providing a Waste Solution – With Energy — For Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
THE PROBLEM WE CAN SOLVE
“Some of the Earth’s most beautiful tropical paradises are being disfigured by the by-products of our modern society: Marine Debris. This human-created waste that is being disposed into the sea range from plastic bottles and carrier bags to discarded fishing gears.”
There exists a large number of Small Island Development States (SIDS) that need to address the problem of too much aquatic trash and other waste and too little landfill area and costly disposal options. Our solution is synergistic with recycling efforts as only non-recyclable materials should be destroyed using our combustor unit. Almost every island has a long-term waste management initiative with defined reduction goals to meet. Our combustor can be part of the solution. These islands have the economic incentive to find better solutions.
We offer an improved combustion technology for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to use. Our ultra-high heat combustor is able to effectively dispose of 8 of the top 10 types of aquatic trash, as well as many types of non-recyclable plastics and other combustible waste materials.
Please imagine one unit for an island state that consists of 4 larger islands and many smaller islands. Each island is inhabited by locals, hotels and tourists.
Imagine a boat that transports our Smart Mobile Combustor to each island until our unit destroys all the collected aquatic trash and combustible waste. Then, it goes to the next island on its ever-rotating route.
One unit can handle the following:
Aquatic trash that has washed up on the beaches (our unit can destroy 8 of the top 10 types of aquatic trash the Ocean Conservancy collects during its annual collection day)
Treated wood if any construction has occurred
Other types of combustible non-recyclable plastics and materials that are pulled out from trash that has already been sent to landfill somewhere else.
The mobile unit can be operational within 4-6 hours upon arrival at the site and requires no supplemental fuel for its operation. This is a huge advantage as most incinerators require constant fuel to work. From a cold start, some fuel preparation may be required. The unit can be self-powered, at start up, by an auxiliary power unit (system option) if power, at the site, is not available.
Potential Use Cases
We wrote brief writeups for each of these use cases to illustrate the different ways our unit can be deployed, especially due to its mobility.
Our strategic plan is to focus on just one or two areas, initially, based on market receptivity, ROI, and overall socio-economic benefits derived from simultaneously destroying waste and producing energy.
In 2016, we wrote up 3 solutions that showcase the larger global impact of our WTE combustor: For refugee camps, for destroying plastic, and as an alternative to landfill, especially in developing countries.