Cleveland evaluates integrated energy generation and recycling project

We noted with interest last week that the city of Cleveland is evaluating options for the development of an integrated waste management center that likely would include both recycling and energy recovery technologies.

The story comes via Waste Management World, which writes that Cleveland has explored a variety of innovative technologies, including thermal conversion, pyrolysis, gasification, recycling and fuel production.

As we’ve noted before, integrated approaches that consider both recycling and recovery can dramatically improve waste diversion.

Such an approach would seem to help Cleveland achieve its Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard, which requires the diversification of the City’s power supply to include at least 15% of its base load power from advanced and renewable sources by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 25% by 2025.

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