NRG 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 gasification process.