About the Gortadroma Facility

 

 Background

                CEP has designed the Gortadroma Facility to be as efficient, clean, and quiet as possible. The basic technology and equipment being used has been in reliable operation for more than 30 years. To this basic equipment, CEP has added patent pending technology that further reduces or eliminates emissions of all kinds.

                The Facility will initially process approximately 1000 tonnes of solid waste per day to generate a approximately 40 MW net to the grid of renewable baseload (full time) electrical power.                      

         As shown in the sketch of the facility above, the incoming waste is processed inside a building to make a refuse derived fuel. This building is maintained at a negative pressure to the outside so that any dust or odors produced inside the buildings do not reach the outside. Instead, these are swept into the gasifiers and destroyed. There is no accumulation of unprocessed waste outside of the facility. 

       Ash produced in the incineration process can a problem for disposal because contains carbon and may contain toxic metals that can migrate into the environment over time. The proprietary CEP gasification process, however, removes the carbon from this ash and then converts it to an inert, non-leachable material that can be used for architectural fill or for aggregate in concrete of for cement blocks.