Every day of the year we relieve the inhabitants and companies of the five capital municipalities Dragør, Frederiksberg, Hvidovre, Copenhagen and Tårnby of their waste and supply heat and electricity to their households in return. In total this amounts to 435,000 tons of waste which is converted into electricity and district heating supplying approximately 140,000 households.
Amager Resource Centre (ARC) has produced district heating since 1970 and electricity since 1990. In 1991 we began operating recycling stations in the capital area. Every year close to a million customers hand in garden waste, used construction materials, and other kinds of waste for recycling along with hazardous waste which we make sure is treated in an eco-correct manner.
ARC ensures optimal use of the resources contained in the waste in a manner that considers the environment. We continuously aim at improving the environmental considerations as regards to the processing of the capital’s waste.
Recycling Stations ARC operates 15 recycling stations in the capital area. The stations provide the inhabitants with the opportunity to hand over sorted waste for recycling. Recycling is an important part of the Danish waste system. 89 % of the waste handed in at the recycling stations is reused 9 % cannot be recycled and is incinerated and utilised for electricity and […]
During the incineration the pollution in the waste is passed on to gas and the slag left after the incineration is completed. The flue gas is cleansed in several stages before being released through the chimney. The residue product is shipped to Norway where it is used to neutralise acids. Amager Resource Centre was the first […]
The power plant of the future will also be producing biofuel. This is the founding idea of a research and development project at Amager Incineration Plant, which is known as REnescience (REnewable science). You can visit a working demonstration model and experience firsthand how household waste can be converted into the fuel of the future. […]
Heat Plan Denmark 2010 is an update of Heat Plan Denmark 2008 and confirmes how the sector has reduced the CO2 emission in Denmark since 1980 and how this development can continue in a cost effective way to an almost CO2 neutral heating sector in 2030. The study is based on an overall least cost evaluation of the […]
1 million consumers benefit from smart energy solution in Greater Copenhagen. 95% of all heat is generated by CHP plants fuelled by waste and biomass. Only 5% from boilers. The system is now in a transition towards smart integration of wind energy via large heat pumps and electric boilers, and CHP plants with storages, which can respond on electricity prices .
CTR is jointly owned by the Municipalities of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe and Tårnby and is responsible for the optimal heat production and transmission of heat to the associated distribution networks in the 5 municipalities. In association with VEKS, Copenhagen Energy and Vestforbrænding CTR operate the Heat Integrated Heat Transmission System in Greater Copenhagen. The […]
The City Councils of the municipalities, who own the waste-to-energy plant Amagereforbrænding in Copenhagen has decided to establish a new waste-to-energy facility “Amager Bakke” (“Amager hill”) in Copenhagen. Amager Bakke will be a world-class flagship facility from an environmental, energy efficiency and architectural point of view. Amager Bakke will replace Amagerforbrænding’s existing facility, which for more than 40 […]
The shift from a conventional wastewater treatment plant towards a resource recovery facility has become a priority focus in Denmark. Consequently, BIOFOS is now in the transfer process towards optimising resources from waste without compromising the environment.