Killeen, which is located near to Austin, is working toward creating the first zero-emission energy recycling oxidation system power plant. According to the Killeen Daily Herald, the city council has decided to start negotiations regarding the plant, which will likely be housed at the Killeen Transfer Station site on Hwy 195.
The plant will cost an estimated $250 million to $300 million to build, with the expense being paid for by private investors. As such, the city will not need to make any bond payments in order to complete the project, which is expected to be completed in about three years if all goes as planned.
With the help of the new plant, hazardous organic waste will be chemically broken down in order to create power. Some of the waste to be broken down includes trash as well as other decaying material, which will be sent directly to the plant in order to be broken down through a high-temperature oxygen catalyst process. Not only is this a great way to get rid of waste in a manner that is better for the environment, it is also a great way to create energy for the area.