Energy created from waste (WTE)

In the global metropolises, each citizen produces an average of 500 kg of waste annually. Altogether, this represents a considerable daily and annually volume. Incineration or thermal treatment reduces this volume by approx. 90%. The residual volume is completely sanitized by the combustion process, in other words all hazardous and pathogenic substances are removed. Thanks to modern flue gas cleaning technology, the process is clean and safe. 

During thermal recovery, the energy contained in the waste is converted into significant amounts of electric energy and district heating, thus reducing the necessity to use climate-damaging fossil fuels such as natural gas, crude oil, or coal. Domestic waste has an average thermal value of 9 - 11 MJ/kg, although it should be noted that this waste is in itself very inhomogeneous.

This huge investment on waste such as waste to energy plant solve several problems such as:

  • Decrease of waste by 90%  
  • Production of electric and thermal energy from waste energy
  • Treatment of the waste
  • Retrieval of materials contained in waste