Despite incredible gains in recycling programs and services in communities across the globe, 1.3 billion tons of waste is generated each year*. Instead of burying it, producing transportation fuels from a process like ours could turn that garbage into 2.7 million barrels per day of transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel.
Using waste as a feedstock is arguably the most sustainable method to produce fuel because the process doesn’t compete with land used for crops or water used for drinking. In fact, it actually reduces the amount of garbage disposed, reducing the amount of land needed for burial.
Let’s face it — there will never, ever be a shortage of garbage.
* Source: World Bank, Urban Development Series What a Waste: Global Review of Waste Management, 2012