At the Port’s Regular Meeting on June 23, Kimberly Porsche, Senior Project Manager of Tetra Tech gave a presentation on the feasibility of a Pyrolysis System in Jefferson County. This study was conducted under a Recycling Development Center grant received by the Port from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Tetra Tech, Inc. has completed this study on behalf of the Port of Port Townsend. The goal was to assess if the conversion of waste plastics via pyrolysis is an effective alternative to the current waste disposal practices. She described the system technology, did an economic assessment, and gave their conclusions and recommendations for possible ways to make this a feasible project for this region. Report and Study are available below.
- Pyrolysis System Feasibility Study Report by Tetra Tech (6/23/2021)
- Tetra Tech Pyrolysis Study (6/25/2021)