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Israeli Startup Converts Trash into Energy

September 28, 2023

by: Kate Norman

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An Israeli landfill

Thursday, 28 September 2023 | Israeli start-up Zohar Cleantech is seeking to tackle what its website called the “biggest challenge ever” for modern society in the form of municipal solid waste.

By 2025, the global expense for waste treatment will reach an estimated US $375 billion per year, according to the Zohar Cleantech website, and some 70% of those expenses will stem from urban areas.

Zohar Cleantech offers a solution in the form of the ZoharX, which the website refers to as an “all in one box” that treats unsorted waste on-site, and without needing to expand or build new waste disposal sites.

The ZoharX uses thermal gasification technology to consume the waste, according to the website. By heating municipal solid waste to 1,000°C [1832°F] with a controlled amount of oxygen, the waste breaks down to produce carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon monoxide. It also produces a byproduct called slag, an environmentally friendly, reusable material.

This technology eliminates all the waste that would normally be transported to a landfill, Zohar Cleantech asserts on its website. It can also convert household waste into energy, all on site. It can reduce the volume of urban waste and can be used in current waste areas without needing to expand or rebuild.

The company garnered attention in September when it won an Arena Challenge competition in Herzliya. The competition was part of an urban climate-technology exhibition sponsored by multiple private, public and academic partners, including Herzliya’s Center of Innovation HiCity.

The ZoharX will first be used in Israel’s central coastal city of Herzliya by businesses and academic institutions interested in beta testing the system.

This innovative system is just one of the many ways in which Israel, nicknamed the Start-up Nation, is blessing other nations.

As God promised Abraham in Genesis 23:3 (NKJV), “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Providing a simple and effective solution to a growing problem like urban municipal waste is indeed a blessing for future generations and nations the world over.

According to Zohar Cleantech, the average person produces an estimated 1.5 to 2 kilograms (3.3 to 4.4 lbs.) of waste per day. With more than 8.1 billion people in the world, that adds up to a lot of garbage. Not only does the ZoharX solve the ever-growing problem of how to dispose of the world’s increasing waste, but it also turns that waste into energy.

This system is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate landfills. It can be used in municipalities, malls, hotels and other commercial assets, according to Zohar Cleantech.

With its widespread, simple use, ZoharX is one of the many fruits of God’s blessing over Abraham’s seed thousands of years ago.

Posted on September 28, 2023

Source: (Bridges for Peace, September 28, 2023)

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