Producing Gasoil From Municipal Waste

Producing Gasoil From Municipal Waste
Producing Gasoil From Municipal Waste

Kish Development and Investment Co. managing director, Behboud Behizadeh says,  "as per instructions from the director of the Kish Free Zone, we started waste incineration not only to reduce the volume of waste buried in landfills, but also to prevent landfill expansion.

In the plan, municipal solid waste is converted into gasoil, whose waste is in turn used to produce coke which is needed for manufacturing paint.

This national economic plan, which has already been tested in Asaluyeh in south Iran, will be fully implemented in six months, Behizadeh added.

Public interest in recycling has increased dramatically over the past decade throughout the industrialized world. The interest has been driven by a variety of factors, including concern about increasing waste generation and dwindling landfill capacity and a general appreciation of the need for environmental protection.

Iran has the capacity to generate more than 10,000 MW of electricity via biomass, with 25 cities in the country capable to generate at least 400 MW of electricity from waste material.

Close to 20 million tons of waste are produced every year in Iran on average, and 100 tons of waste is enough to run a two MW power plant every day.