Denmark’s largest waste-to-energy plant operates in all aspects of waste treatment to optimize the resources; sorting and recycling is done in cooperation with production of power and district heating. We are working to minimise wastage and pollution and we treat waste as a valuable resource.
Vestforbrænding handles almost 1,000,000 tons of waste a year, of which approx. 670.000 tons is household waste. Out of the household waste 58 % are recycled, 39 % goes to energy recovery through incineration and 3 % goes to special treatment (including landfill).
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Vestforbrænding is operating nine recycling centres and the largest incineration plant of Denmark, generating both power and district heating. Owned by 19 municipalities around Copenhagen. Our 330 emploees service a total of around 925,000 people – this is one sixth of Denmark’s population. In addition, we service around 60,000 businesses.
On November 17, Stena Metall, together with the Danish company Vestforbrænding, inaugurated the world’s first full-scale HaloSep plant. The plant converts fly ash from incineration processes into useful resources such as metals and salt, as well as purified fly ash. The ash is today classified as a hazardous waste that may only be disposed of in special landfills. The facility is part-financed by EU-LIFE.
Vestforbraending is one of the largest waste management companies in Northern Europe. The company owns and operates a combined heat and power producing waste-to-energy facility and a district heating network, which is interconnected with the regional district heating system in Greater Copenhagen. The energy planning strategy shows that an enlargement of the local district heating […]
A new R&D project at Aarhus University aims to develop a camera-based AI-controlled separation system that can accurately separate plastic waste according to type. The goal is recycled plastic with a plastic purity of at least 96 per cent by polymer type and sorted according to unwanted colours and filler materials. The project is conducted in cooperation with the Danish waste industry and has received a EUR 3 million grant from Innovation Fund Denmark.