Green Conversion Systems (GCS), an ERC member, announced this week that the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works has voted unanimously to authorize the Bureau of Sanitation to commence contract negotiations with GCS to build and operate a new waste-to-energy facility. This selection concludes an extensive four-year technology evaluation process undertaken by the Bureau of Sanitation. During the evaluation process, the City reviewed proposals from 13 vendors offering a variety of solutions, including alternative technologies such as pyrolysis, gasification, plasma arc, anaerobic. The facility will use GCS’ Advanced Thermal Recycling (ATR) system to process nearly 1,100 tons per day of post-recycled residential following pre-processing. During pre-processing, all waste entering the facility is sorted to remove recyclable materials such as plastics, metals and paper. The non-recyclable waste is then sent to the ATR system, which converts 99% of it into electricity and marketable byproducts.