December 18, 2005
Another company that uses plasma technology to treat waste has no problems with harmful byproducts.
PEAT International Inc., based in Northbrook, Ill., built one waste
disposal plant for the Taiwanese government and is constructing a
second plant that it will operate in Taiwan, said Daniel Ripes, the
company's business development and corporate communications manager.
PEAT International focuses on disposing of medical waste, ash from
incinerators and other harmful trash for a fee, Ripes said. Treating
the trash with plasma produces a substitute for natural gas that PEAT
International can use to generate and sell electricity, he said. The
second byproduct, a silicate material like the one ForeverGreen's plant
would produce, can be sold for use in road projects.
"We are confident that what goes in (to the plant) will not create a problem coming out," he said.