Waste-to-Energy Facility

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Waste-to-Energy Facility?

Facility where recovered municipal solid waste is converted into a usable form of energy, usually via combustion.

Waste-to-energy (WtE), also known as energy-from-waste (EfW), is the process of creating energy from the incineration of waste source. Most of the waste incineration process produces electricity directly through combustion, or produce combustible materials, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels.

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