Molecular recycling &
Refacture facilities will be designed to reuse, recover, and recycle as close to 100% of the chemicals contained in whatever waste material processed.
the evolution of waste treatment
carbon conversion & resource recovery.
Why manufacturing is better
Refacturing = Cradle-to-Cradle
~100% of mass RECOVERED
& re-manufactured into valuable products
Waste-to-Energy = Cradle-to-Grave
~100% of mass CONVERTED to
gaseous emissions & hazardous ash
Lower capex —
Cost of manufacturing equipment is lower than energy production equipment.
Greater feedstock flexibility —
Using highest and best use technologies for processing diverse waste compositions.
Full resource recovery —
Complete vitrification and volatilization using high thermal properties of plasma gasification.
Greater financial return —
Lower capital investment coupled with the sale of high-margin commercial products.
United States Case Study
A comparison to
The US disposes 280 million tonnes of MSW per year across 3,000 landfills over 560,000 acres of land.
On the other hand, if only 0.71% of this land was used for 200 Refacture facilities the US could become a zero-waste economy.
To date, the US has spent a total of $427 Billion constructing landfills (roughly $1 Million/acre).
In contrast, it would cost less than $40 Billion (< 9%) to build 200 Refacture facilities to process all of America’s waste while increasing its GDP.
Solve the waste problem
using <1% of the land dedicated to landfills.
Landfills release toxins to the air, soil, and ground and surface water.
Conversely, if the US could suddenly switch to a Refacture model for the next 30 years it could prevent 4.7 Billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (worth ~$61 Billion in carbon credits).
10x more revenue
10x less capex
1000x lower environmental footprint
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