Plasco employs a patented process using plasma arc technology for the conversion of waste material into synthetic gas and marketable products. Plasco efficiently recycles heat from the process to gasify the waste and then uses the unique characteristics of plasma to refine the gaseous products into a clean, consistent syngas.
The quality of the fuel gas is highly controlled and consistent, producing fuel for a combined-cycle power plant (internal combustion engines plus heat recovery steam generators). The process also yields other valuable co-products including recyclable metal, construction aggregate, and recovered water.
“The Plasco Project demonstrated that the plasma gasification process is a viable choice for the treatment of municipal solid waste. SDTC is proud to have helped Plasco move its promising technology to commercialization.“
Vicky J. Sharpe
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
President and CEO
October 22, 2009