Gypsum & Clay-Based Additives to MSW for Pre-Combustion Enhancement of Syngas and Solid Residue Improvement

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Program:
Special Projects
Award:
$1,000,000
Location:
New York,
New York
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
07/09/2021 - 07/08/2023

Project Innovation + Advantages:

Currently spent fluid catalytic cracking catalysts are classified as non-hazardous. The quantity is significant at nearly 400,000 tons produced annually, which are sent to landfills. Gypsum waste is estimated at 13 million tons annually with only 2% recycled into new wallboard. If these materials can be profitably combined with the nearly 30 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) annually processed in waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, it will increase the MSW going to thermal processing facilities and recover materials currently being landfilled. City College proposes to study the impacts of the chosen co-feeds with MSW on syngas and residual properties. The result will be the production of value-added materials.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Douglas Wicks
Project Contact:
Marco Castaldi
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
mcastaldi@ccny.cuny.edu

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Release Date:
01/09/2020