to supply technology for plasma waste-to-energy project
Geoplasma–St. Lucie, LLC received its final
air construction permit for a planned 24 megawatt energy-from-waste
project in St. Lucie County, Florida. The proposed project will
use Alter NRG’s proprietary Westinghouse Plasma technology. Geoplasma
has now engaged Alter NRG for approximately $300,000 in engineering
support and other services related to this project, which is
expected to lead to further engineering and an approximate $25
million plasma gasification equipment order upon successful development.
The St. Lucie project is expected to process
approximately 660 tons per day of feedstock consisting of primarily
municipal solid waste from St. Lucie County, plus tires and other
permitted feedstocks and convert this into steam and/or power.
This project is located on a nine acre parcel within the boundaries
of the existing County landfill site. Geoplasma has a 20 year
agreement with the County to process the waste into clean energy
instead of continuing to bury it in the landfill.
St. Lucie County is further supporting the
project by authorizing Camp, Dresser & McKee, the primary environmental consultant
to the county’s Solid Waste Department, to proceed with modifications
to the existing permits for the landfill to accommodate the plasma