Navy, Industry Discuss Waste-to-Energy Projects

More than 160 government and industry representatives attended the Navy’s first Waste-to-Energy forum last month at the Washington Navy Yard, the service’s first step in developing projects relying on solid waste to generate renewable energy.

The event allowed industry to learn about proposals for waste-to-energy plants on and off Navy sites, according to Naval Facilities Engineering Command. In addition to discussing the Navy’s renewable energy goals and waste-to-energy opportunities, the form offered the private sector a chance to present its technology recommendations for converting waste to energy.

“I hope discussions today tell us where waste-to-energy makes sense as we explore the fit between your technologies and our installations,” Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, said during her keynote address.


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