Plasma Plants Will Vapourise Garbage While Generating Energy

Recently St Lucie County in Florida announced that it has teamed up with Geoplasma to develop the United States’ first plasma gasification plant. The plant will use super-hot 10,000 degree fahrenheit plasma to effectively vapourise 1,500 tons of garbage each day, which in turn spins turbines to generate 60MW of electricity — enough to power 50,000 homes. Cutting down on landfill waste while generating energy is a pretty win-win proposition, and the plant will also be able to melt down inorganic materials to be reused for other applications, such as in roadbed and heavy construction

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