Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s mountains of garbage might be keeping the city’s lights on as early as 2015 if all goes according to plan.
Under a new proposal presented to Phnom Penh Municipal Hall, the Green Asia Global Corporation is going ahead with a study to determine the feasibility of a waste gasification plant at the capital’s Dangkor dumpsite that would convert more than 1,200 tons of waste into 30 megawatt-hours of electricity every day…
Gasification is a process in which solid waste is heated and converted into a natural gas-like fuel that powers a steam turbine, leaving behind only a small amount of non-toxic ash – about 30 to 50 kilograms per ton of garbage.
Well if this works, it’d be cool to know that the garbage dumps in Phnom Penh will not only be cleaned up, but will also provide eco friendly energy to the city! Great! Read more at: