JBPHH turning trash into electricity

Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam (JBPHH) will get an experimental microgrid that turns trash into electricity using a $6.8 million grant from Air Force Research Laboratory.

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft taxis at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 121207-F-YN203-851
By SSgt Nathan Allen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The electrical grid will help the base, home to F-22s, independent from Hawaiian Electric. The facility can take in 10 tons of trash, ranging from plastics, green waste and other waste, each day.

Airmen will be able to carry on their daily duties when electricity from Hawaiian Electric stops flowing into the base.

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