On the larger end of the scale: Waste-to-energyWaste-to-energy facilities:Reduce the volume of MSW sent to landfillsGenerate clean, safe energy. In doing so, they offset the need to use fossil fuels Each ton of MSW has the equivalent heating value of 1 barrel of oil or about 1/3 of a ton of coal. That ton is capable of generating in the neighborhood of 700 KWh, or enough electricity to power a refrigerator for a year. This technology is appropriate for mid to large-scale operations, where we need to manage large volumes of waste. Because of the high cost, it’s a technology that is successful in many areas but certainly not appropriate for every community.
Other new, green technology projects --We continue to build plants that use landfill gas to generate electricity.
This is an example of a relatively low-cost technology that can be sited at strategic locations where there is good access to the waste stream.
S4 Energy solutions is the joint venture I mentioned earlier. This technology is one that I was involved with during my time with Wheelabrator (waste-to-energy). We looked at a lot of multiple plasma technologies.Many were ‘black boxes’ that had never been proven.
Strong base technologyMost likely to succeed.
(back to Paul)Thanks Eric. Now let’s look to the future: What does the city/borough need as we look ahead?What you’ve told us… is that you need a program that is GREEN and that clearly delivers long-term VALUE.This is the type of program that Waste Management is delivering to communities the US, and we can deliver it to CBJ. For now let’s call it the “Green Value Solutions” program. First, it’s a program that leverages the landfill as an important and strategic community asset. Let’s talk about this: why is the landfill an asset to CBJ? Local and affordable waste disposal is important to industry. When companies look for new locations for plants and factories, they ask about waste disposal. They want disposal that’s safe, local, and affordable. A landfill can be a critical asset in the event of a catastrophic event or natural disaster. Clean up and recovery from an oil spill or a natural disaster is dramatically easier and less expensive if there’s a local landfill.Financial risk and legal liability. Once you start shipping your waste, the local landfill closes and it closes for good. You lose local control; you put CBJ at undue risk – financially and legally. When transportation costs spike, you pay more – probably a lot more. And if there’s a legal (need help explaining liability issue….) Finally, you lose a local partner that has “big company” resources to help you achieve your broader sustainability agenda. Now back to the “Green Value Solutions” –It leverages that landfill as an asset, and it taps Waste Management Innovation and Sustainability to continue to grow your recycling program and to bring new technologies to the CBJ.It also bundles services in ways that provide the best pricing. When we “do more” in a community, we can make your dollars go farther.And it leverages a long-term contract so we can invest for the long-haul, and thus ensure that the CBJ achieves sustainability and value for the long-term.
On the smallest scale:Our new solar compactors are the greenest option yet for busy public areas, where overflowing trashcans can be unsanitary and hard on the eyes. The compactors are the size of regular trash cans but they hold five times the waste. This means they need to be emptied less often, so the collection cost is low. And cities really like the side panels. They can use them as mini billboards to promote city programs and special events.
To close this portion of our presentation, before Eric provides an update on operations, we want you to know that we are proud to partner with the City/Borough of Juneau. We very much appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we THANK YOU for your partnership.We would happy to answer any questions – now or after Eric talks briefly about operations.
Providing Environmental Solutions<br />Wednesday, October 6, 2010<br />GSI Ambassador Meeting<br />Waste Management of Spokane<br />1<br />
Company Overview<br /><ul><li>WM is the largest materials management and recycling company in North America. We collect over 7 million tons of recyclables each year and operate 103 recycling facilities.
Double the electricity we provide to local communities through renewable energy solutions.
Increase the number of wildlife habitat areas certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council to 25,000 acres by 2020.</li></li></ul><li>5<br />Our Platforms of Focus for Growth<br /><ul><li>Recycling Technologies. WM will continue to invest in its recycling facilities.
Organics Solutions. WM’s 34 compost facilities produce over 1.25M tons of compost as solid amendments each year.
Renewable Energy. WM will utilize the entire waste stream to convert material to valuable energy.
Conversion Technologies. WM will convert segments of the waste stream into valuable energy sources
Consumer Products. WM will promote new green, sustainable retail products</li></li></ul><li>6<br />Examples of Renewable Energy Solutions<br />6<br />
7<br />Wheelabrator Technologies<br />Wheelabrator is the world leader in converting household solid waste into electricity<br />Our 17 plants across the US produce energy for 650,000 homes. This offsets the need for 165 barrels of oil<br />WM is a 40% owner of Shanghai Environmental <br /> Group in China <br />
Landfill Gas to Energy<br /><ul><li>Landfill gas to energy represents over 10% of Green Energy in the U.S.
WM has renewable energy plants at 112 landfills
Power from WM landfills produces energy for 400,000 homes
WM will double its energy production from this source by 2020 </li></ul>8<br />
9<br />Landfill Gas to Liquids<br />WM formed a joint venture with Linde North America to build an liquid natural gas plant designed to purify and liquefy landfill gas. <br />The facility produces13,000 gallons of LNG a day and powers a third of our fleet of 900 natural gas trucks in California<br />
10<br />Examples of Emerging Conversion Technologies<br />10<br />
11<br />Terrabon Technology<br />Terrabon converts organic materials into high octane “green gasoline”<br />
Waste Management and InEntec LLC formed S4 Energy Solutions in 2009 to develop and commercially deploy gasification technologies. <br />S4 plasma gasification technology will produce flexible, clean energy using waste feedstocks <br />In this joint venture, WM brings access to waste streams and sustainability leadership <br />The first S4 facility will open in Arlington, Oregon in 2010.<br />12<br />
13<br />Harvest Power<br /><ul><li>Waste Management is a partner with Harvest Power, who builds next-generation organic waste management facilities.
Harvest Power creates clean biogas and nutrient rich compost through anaerobic digestion (biogas to power), composting and finished product marketing. </li></ul>.<br />
14<br />Enerkem<br /><ul><li>Enerkem is a fluidized bed gasification process that is complimentary to S4 Energy Solutions.
Construction has begun for a 500 tpd plant in Edmonton, Alberta
The Company is currently producing methanol and ethanol from syngas derived from waste organics and plastics in Westbury, Quebec. </li></ul>Very flexible conversion of syngas to ethanol in the short run and valuable chemicals<br />
15<br />Sustainable Solutions in Spokane<br />
16<br />Waste Management Spokane<br />LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)<br /><ul><li>Gold Certification 2009