Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Toan Thang said more than 9,000 tons of solid waste are released in HCM City each day. About 76 percent of the volume is buried, 14.7 percent is recycled, and 9.3 percent is burned. The city is calling for investment in waste treatment using advanced technologies, especially waste-to-electricity one, so as to reduce the rate of buried waste to 50 percent in 2020 and 20 percent in 2050. Local authorities have permitted a project using plasma gasification technology to convert waste into electricity. The project, invested by the Trisun Green Energy Corporation, is able to handle 2,000 tons of waste per day when operational. In late 2016, the Thuy luc – May (hydraulic power – machinery) Co., Ltd. was licensed to pilot the Go Cat waste-to-electricity factory. This plant was put into operation on March 30, 2017 and generated electricity to the national grid nearly one month later, on April 22. This factory has compressed 500 tons of non-toxic industrial waste into fuel cubes and converted 35 tons of waste into 7 million kWh of electricity. Its treatment cost is estimated at VND 1.5 million (USD 64.8) per tons… Read full this story
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