Waste to Energy and Energy From Waste Jobs
Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) refers to any waste treatment that creates energy in the form of electricity or heat from a waste source. Such technologies reduce or eliminate waste that otherwise would be transferred to a greenhouse gas emitting landfill. WtE is a form of energy recovery. Most WtE processes produce electricity directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels
There are a number of technologies currently being developed in this market. Incineration, the combustion of organic material such as waste, with energy recovery is the most common WtE implementation.
Modern incineration plants are vastly different from the old types, some of which neither recovered energy nor materials. Modern incinerators reduce the volume of the original waste by 95-96 %, depending upon composition and degree of recovery of materials such as metals from the ash for recycling.