HSA Golden has partnered with RCBC Global, the manufacturer of an innovative waste-to-energy (WtE) system not currently available elsewhere. Headquartered in Hendersonville, North Carolina, RCBC Global has developed and patented a line of rotary combustors capable of producing up to 6.9 megawatts of electricity. The technology is robust; it’s based on rotary kilns which have been used for decades in the fertilizer, cement, and industrial drying sectors.
Sorted and shredded waste is placed in a hollow, slowly rotating cylinder. This provides maximum contact between solids and gases by constantly cascading the waste and thereby affecting high rates of heat transfer. Boiler tubes within the cylinder heat water to high-pressure steam, which them The WtE system can easily be scaled by adding cylinders (combustors), using the same front-end waste processing equipment, as well as the same back-end emissions management system. This allows for low initial construction cost, with the flexibility to increase waste processing and power generation capacity as needed.
In partnership with RCBC Global, HSA Golden can provide a turnkey WtE solution almost anywhere in the world. The system is ideal for microgrids, island settings, remote locations, or anywhere combustible waste is available and electricity is needed. Importantly, from an investment standpoint, system payback may be as short as five years (depending on local electricity and waste disposal costs), while at the same time freeing up landfill airspace, mitigating greenhouse gases, providing employment opportunities, and many other ancillary benefits.