Technology to Take the Initiative in Global Environment Protection
With the upcoming enforcement of obligations to reduce greenhouse gases under the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the prohibition of discharge of sewage sludge into seas from February 2011, and the impact of high oil prices, it has become more important than ever to secure new and renewable energy resources and waste-to-energy technologies.
POSCO E&C has developed the sewage sludge fuelization technology used to produce high quality, environmentally-friendly sludge fuel through the mixing, forming and drying processes using organic sludge, which is a waste resource. Utilizing sludge fuel produced through this technology as auxiliary feedstock for coal-fired power plants is expected to provide economic feasibility, environment-friendliness and efficiency, and make a huge contribution to establishing a resource-recycling economic society through low-carbon green growth policies of the government. Furthermore, we are realizing both the development of alternative energy resources and the protection of earth environment at the same time by commercializing the technology for reproducing sludge into environmentally-friendly energy resources.