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Alter NRG provides tech for 15MW waste-to-energy plant in China

Canada firm signs $15m deal with Bijie City Green Environmental Energy to provide gasification tech for energy-from-waste facility in China’s Guizhou province

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The 15MW waste-to-energy facility in China is expected to produce power from 600 tonnes of municipal solid waste each day

Canadian firm Alter NRG Corp will provide technology for a 15MW waste-to-energy facility under development in China. The company, which provides alternative energy solutions, has signed an USD 15m agreement with Chinese firm Bijie City Green Environmental Energy (BGE) to supply gasification technology for an energy-from-waste plant in city Bijie.

The waste-to-energy facility, which is under development in Bijie, Guizhou province, China, is expected to produce 15MW of electricity from 600 tonnes of municipal solid waste each day. After initial start-up, which is expected in mid-2016, BGE said it intends to double the capacity of the energy-from-waste facility with a second gasifier.

Alter NRG subsidiary Westinghouse Plasma Corporation has developed the gasification solution technology. Together, Alter NRG and Westinghouse Plasma will provide site license, gasifier equipment, related control, instrumentation, and engineering services to the facility for approximately USD 15m.

Jeffery Hu, principal at BGE, said the waste-to-energy project will provide a platform for clean coal applications in China.

Hu said: “We are very excited to be kicking-off our first project in China which we believe provides the best-in-class waste management solution with better environmental performance compared to other alternatives. In addition to the Bijie project, BGE has additional projects in China which it also continues to advance.

“This project will also provide a testing platform for clean coal applications. We believe that the Westinghouse Plasma gasification technology will play a significant role in China Clean Coal Applications,” he added.

Waste-to-energy in China is expected to grow at a fast pace over the next four years. RET reported China is expected to double its market share in the energy-from-waste industry by the end of 2018.