Port of Hamilton, Ontario, plant is the first full-scale commercial order for company’s Gasplasma technology.
Advanced Plasma Power (APP), London, the advanced waste to energy and fuels company, today announces that it has signed a contract as the technology provider for a new 20 megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in the Port of Hamilton, Ontario, being built by Port Fuels & Materials Services Inc. The contract, valued at nearly $33 million represents the company’s first order for a full-scale commercial facility and is a significant step towards the widespread adoption of its technology, the company says.
According to APP, Ontario produces approximately 13 million metric tons of commercial and municipal waste annually. The region is under pressure to develop alternative waste management strategies. The project in the Port of Hamilton will, subject to final regulatory approval, use APP’s Gasplasma technology to process up to 170,000 metric tons of waste annually delivering power to the Canadian electricity grid.
The plant will process a wide range of waste streams produced in the Port of Hamilton region to deliver a clean, high-quality syngas that will be used directly in highly efficient gas engines to generate power. Construction on-site will start upon completion of consents and permitting, which are underway.
Bob Clark of Port Fuels & Materials Services Inc. says, “The unique combination of gasification and plasma arc technology makes APP’s Gasplasma solution the most efficient on the market today. Consequently, the project will enable a significant step forward towards greater resource efficiency in the region and will respond to the huge pressures on existing waste infrastructure.”
Rolf Stein, CEO of Advanced Plasma Power says, “This landmark deal is a significant milestone for the commercialization of the Gasplasma technology. Furthermore, for the Port of Hamilton, it allows local waste to be treated as a valuable resource delivering a source of low carbon energy generation.”