China Investing $2 Billion in Waste-to-Energy Sources

wastetoenergy China Investing $2 Billion in Waste to Energy Sources

China has reached an agreement to install 1,400 waste-to-energy systemsacross China, totaling a $2 billion dollar investment. The agreement was reached between Washington-based D4 Energy Group and Global Partners United.

The D4 Energy devolatization system, which will be installed across China, takes carbon-based feedstock, such as municipal solid waste, tires and biomass, and converts into biofuel and bioenergy. The technology uses extreme heat in an enclosed system to break down the feedstock at a molecular level, producing high quality synthetic gas and carbon.

The president of D4 Energy claimed that the patented system is self-sustaining, using less than 10 to 15 percent of the power generated in its operation. Italso has virtually no emissions, which will help meet China’s goal of a40 to 45 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 2020.

China surpassed the United States as the top emitter of carbon dioxide in2006. The country recorded a G.D.P. of $4.7 trillion and emitted 4.7metric tons per unit of G.D.P. in 2008, according to the World Bank.