Creating New Clean Energy from Waste
At Simpson Environmental, we develop waste-to-energy projects both at home and abroad to help municipalities around the world develop a real solution to waste disposal problems. With more than 20 global sites in operation, and many more in development, we aim to eliminate up to 100% of the waste currently being deposited in landfills and provide the energy needed for electrical generation.
What Does Pyrolysis Mean?
Waste to Energy Using Pyrolysis
Pyro means heat and lysis means break down. And together, they create pyrolysis, a thermochemical breakdown of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. Pyrolysis is irreversible, and involves the immediate change of chemical composition and physical phase. In combination with the Simpson Environmental System, this process results in the generation of clean energy with virtually no waste.
Eliminating up to 100% of the wastecurrently being deposited in landfills and providing the energy for electrical generation
Global Renewable Energy: Proof in Numbers
Across the globe, there has been a rising awareness of the critical need for renewable energy and energy efficiency. And our increased understanding tells us that it’s not only about climate change. Renewable energy also creates new economic opportunities and provides energy access to the billions of people still living without modern energy services.
Recent advances in renewable energy technologies, worldwide increases in capacity, and rapid cost reductions have been realized. It’s simple economics – increases in production result in lower per-unit costs, attracting significant investment and further cost reductions.
In 2014, renewable energy continued to flourish against the backdrop of expanding global energy consumption and a dramatic decline in oil prices. Throughout 2014, the increased capacity of renewable energy projects and the resulting swell in energy production saw renewable energy investments in the power sector outpace net investments in fossil fuel power plants.
The benefits of renewable energy and the need for it are undeniable:
global electricity generation from renewables
average increase of renewable energy per year