|Iran to generate power from refuse||
TEHRAN - Iran will start generating electricity from daily wastes in summer, the managing director of the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran (REOI) announced on Monday.
Yousef Armodeli said the first power plant to generat electricity from waste will be launched in the Kahrizak district, southern Tehran.
The power plant is projected to generate 3 megawatts of electricity from 200 tons of garbage per day, he added.
Boosting clean electricity generation is a policy of the government. Iran has planned to double its clean electricity output by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2015).
Last month, the Petroenergy news network SHANA quoted an expert at the REOI as saying that over 90% of the refuse in Iran can be used to generate heat and electricity. However, Mostafa Rabiei said the waste is dumped in landfill sites which cause devastating effect on the ecosystem.
Rabiei said in several developed countries like Brazil, household wastes have become a major source for production of bio-ethanol in a way that it is regarded as a rival for gasoline.
Iran produces 40,000 tons of refuse everyday, of which only 8% is recycled and the rest is dumped in landfill grounds, while in Germany over 80% of the waste is recycled, he stated.
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