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Waste-to-Energy Map Shows Slow, Steady Progress

Waste-to-Energy Map Shows Slow, Steady Progress Waste-to-Energy Map Shows Slow, Steady Progress

In the next budget bill, $74 million will be earmarked for generating energy from waste, lawmaker Qasem Ahmadi Lashaki said.
“Annually, 21 million tons of household waste, 32 million tons industrial waste, 8 million tons of hazardous waste and 170,000 tons of medical waste are produced inside the country,” Energy Today website quoted the Noshahr and Chalus MP as saying.
“Despite efforts in the past to improve waste management, we are far from our objectives due to the lack of funds and infrastructure,” he said.
A waste-to-energy plant is a facility that combusts waste to produce electricity. This is being increasingly considered as a potential energy diversification approach.
Iran is taking small but steady steps to expand WTE facilities. Five waste-to-energy plants are operating in Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad, and plans are underway to increase such facilities, following the government’s bid to substitute fossil-fuel power generation with cleaner and environmentally-friendly methods. WTE plants generate 11 megawatts of electricity per day.

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