Snapshot: Cook County, Illinois

County Data
Population 5,182,969
MSW Generated 10,344 Metric Tons/Day


Operating FastOx gasification in Cook is a safe way to provide renewable energy without burning. It can power homes, fuel cars, and help eliminate waste and landfills all while earning revenue for the system owner. Here are some of the benefits of running a FastOx gasifier to remove waste in Cook.

288,594

Homes

Gasification could convert 10,500 metric tons/day of municipal solid waste into 3,154,906,650 kWhe a year. That's enough electricity to power 288,594 homes for a year.

Potential Annual Revenue: $548,077,502

166,812

Trucks

Gasification could generate 113,852,088 gallons of diesel fuel each year, which is enough to power approximately 166,812 light trucks.

Potential Annual Revenue: $646,199,434

913,480

Cars

Gasification could generate 207,315,150 kilograms of hydrogen each year. Used in fuel cells, this has the potential to power approximately 913,480 cars.

Potential Annual Revenue: $1,237,613,520

456,147,254

Gallons

Gasification could generate 456,147,254 gallons of liquid ammonia a year.

Potential Annual Revenue: $789,463,020

656

Jobs

Gasification could support 656 families by providing new jobs.

Potential Jobs Created: 656

22,254,544

Metric Tons

Gasification could eliminate 22,254,544 metric tons of CO2 equivalent each year. That's like taking 4,685,167 cars off the road.

CO2e Eliminated: 22,254,544 Metric Tons