Waste-to-Energy (WTE) or Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste. Most WTE processes produce electricity and/or heat directly through combustion or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or other synthetic fuels. Sources of waste feedstock include bio-sludge, industrial waste, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), medical waste, and agricultural waste. WTE plants offer a sustainable source of renewable energy with significant positive environmental and economic impacts, including the elimination of landfilling and the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions.
WTE plants fall into two main categories: thermal treatment and biological processing of organic waste. These processes use a range of technologies including gasification, plasma-arc gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, and combustion (incineration). The type of technology utilised in any project is dependent on the characteristics of the feedstock waste material. Similarly, the outputs and residues from WTE processes also vary, depending on the nature of the feedstock and the technology used.
OAK seeks engagement with worthy off-takers via long-term structured Public Private Partnership(s) (PPP), consolidating a typical project finance mechanism augmented alongside our international state-backed EPC alliance partner(s) and delivered under a Build, Own and Operate (BOO) model. Financing via intelligent capital sourcing and investment that is aligned to the lifecycle of the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Generating assets underpinning our philosophy of delivering high quality solutions that are important to the regional economies in which we operate.