- Waste-to-Energy Technology Evaluation
Burns & McDonnell is the lead technical consultant in conjunction with The Cadmus Group for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Assessment of Waste-to-Energy Infrastructure project. Key tasks include the creation of a database of existing and proposed waste-to-energy technologies/projects, high-level technical and environmental analysis of the waste-to-energy technologies (includes emerging conversion technologies), and a written report for federal, state and local regulators. Specifically, the report will highlight state of readiness and include environmental and economic consequences for deployment of each technology. By providing information about existing infrastructure and commercial or near-commercial innovative processes, the report will supply community leaders with the framework to compare and contrast waste-to-energy options such as anaerobic digestion, gasification, incineration-to-energy, pyrolysis and hydrolysis/fermentation.
- Assessment of waste-to-energy technologies