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Westinghouse Plasma selected for China gasification project

OCT 10, 2014


Alter NRG Corp., Calgary, Alberta, has announced Westinghouse Plasma Technology, wholly owned by Alter NRG, has been selected by Hong Kong-based China Everbright International Ltd. for a proposed project in Nanjing, China. Everbright is a leading international company in alternative energy projects including waste-to-energy with assets of approximately $6 billion.

The project is expected to process 500 metric tons of waste per day, of which approximately 250 metric tons of processed waste will be gasified using the Westinghouse Plasma Technology. The resulting syngas created from the process will be used for electrical generation. The project has already finalized agreements with the Gaochun District in Nanjing and is in the process of finalizing an engineering study using the Westinghouse Plasma Technology. In a press release earlier this year, Everbright commented that “through the introduction of plasma gasification technology as the project’s preferred technical solution, it will accelerate the research of new waste treatment technology.”

Mr. Chen Xiaoping, CEO of Everbright, also commented the “Project will be a starting point for us to initiate a comprehensive strategic cooperation with the Gaochun District Government in the areas of environmental protection equipment, environmental protection technology services and other environmental protection investment projects, in order to help improve the quality of the environment in Gaochun District and contribute to the sustainable development of the local community.”

On Sept 23, 2014, Alter NRG attended and presented at the Nanjing Mayor’s International Consultative Conference in support of the project. At the conference Ruilin MIAO, Mayor of Nanjing, spoke in support of the project stating, “The Westinghouse Plasma gasification introduced by Mr. [Walter] Howard (CEO of Alter NRG) provides a sustainable solution for cleaner cities.”

Howard, CEO of Alter NRG says, “This Project illustrates the quality of our pipeline and another project being advanced by a leading worldwide developer of waste-to-energy facilities. Our superior environmental profile and energy efficiency is being sought out in China which currently has people protesting less environmentally friendly technologies. We believe this will be the beginning of a long-term relationship with a leading waste-to-energy provider in Southeast Asia, providing an example for many developers and communities in the region.”

The project is expected to begin construction in late 2015, however the company does not currently have an order and terms of the technology sale are still under negotiation.