AIA CV : VIRTUAL: Transforming How We Build: Meeting Climate Change Goals with FastOx® Gasification
Integration of Yolo County’s sustainable waste management practices and the Sierra Energy’s FastOx® waste to energy technology paves the path to zero waste for the waste industry, while lowering cost and generating fuel. Sierra Energy has developed a technology that eliminates waste and generates salable products and syngas. FastOx® gasification breaks down waste at the molecular level, via ultra-high heat, converting it into energy-dense syngas and inert stone and metals without burning. The syngas can be converted into a variety of products including electricity and liquid transportation fuels. The FastOx system is a community scale waste to renewable energy technology and ideal as an add-on to recycling and waste diversion sites. It provides the final phase solution for product recovery from remnant and non-recyclable waste, reduces GHG emissions, and increases energy security and resiliency.
Over the past two decades Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management has worked on a variety of solid waste management research projects in order to develop sustainable waste management practices in Yolo County. This has resulted in practical projects that reduce green-house gas emission and lower the long-term risk of landfills, while producing renewable energy from waste. These sustainable practices have results in higher renewable energy production and lowered cost for the Yolo County communities.
SMUD + AIACV bring you this year-long series “Transforming How We Build”, dedicated to high performance, regenerative design. It will cover carbon neutral and net zero architecture, social equity and other innovations that transform ideas and processes to address climate change. Tailored for the building professional but everyone is welcome.