Investing in highly energy-efficient and clean incineration plants turns waste into a resource for heat and electricity production
Waste that cannot be reused or recycled often end up in landfills. However, this waste could be seen as a resource for heat and electricity production. Incineration plants with cogeneration of heat and electricity as well as flue gas cleaning turn waste into energy in a sustainable way. Existing technologies enable cities to invest in highly energy-efficient and clean incineration plants.
In Denmark, incineration plants typically produce 3 times more heat than power. The heat produced from waste is distributed through the district heating system, supplying more than 12 per cent of all residential buildings in Denmark with heat.
We invite you to explore solutions related to waste to energy technologies in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how waste to energy solutions can help solve energy issues.
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Challenge To produce cement, raw materials such as limestone and sand must be burned at temperatures of up to 1500°C. Due to this high temperature process, the Aalborg Portland cement factory generates enormous amounts of excess heat. One of the main sources of waste heat is the flue gas streams from the white kilns. Solution The solution to […]
The purpose of the course is to give participants a thorough insight to the various aspects of the District Heating business. The course offer curated, impartial, compressed high-quality content delivered by 7 international specialists with many years of experience. The course offers two live webinars, 45 video lessons (650 minutes), access to DH learning platform […]
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
Cheap and sustainable district heating. This is the mission of a landmark partnership, HEATman, between district heating companies, universities, technology companies and software providers that was launched in March 2019.
Aalborg CSP landed an order to deliver a 2.6 MWth solar-thermal plant in Denmark. With the system in Egedal, Aalborg CSP continues its series of new projects based on customized solutions with solar and storage supporting a competitive transition to renewable energy.
Wood chips for energy purposes have formerly had an immature existence as a raw material with opaque prices and no official marketplace. The new stock exchange, BiomassPool, aims to create a transparent market with competitive prices and sustainability as central parameters.
A new resource and energy plant is to contribute to a greener Hamburg. The plant will be the city’s new green energy symbol and it marks the change from traditional waste incineration to an integrated use of energy resources in the waste.
On Friday, the Minister of Finance, Kristian Jensen, inaugurated the first Danish organic biogas plant, which produces organic biogas for the gas grid. The biogas plant is a DKK 130 million investment, and is capable of heating 4,000 houses a year or fueling a truck to drive around the earth 350 times, by converting organic slurry, decayed onions and other residual products into biogas.
While renewable electricity has attracted significant political attention in countries around the world, renewable heat “remains the sleeping giant of energy policy”, writes the International Energy Agency (IEA). Renewable heat represents a massive opportunity for emissions reductions, as heat consumption accounts for over 50% of total final consumption.
Celebrating progress to fight air pollution in China, Bluetech Award took place in Beijing last Month for the third time since its launch in 2014. The Danish company DALL Energy was one of the award-winning companies celebrated for its biomass furnace solution, which helps to reduce pollution.
270 people have united to create the first off-grid village in Denmark. The goal is to produce their own electricity and heat. In addition, they will collect and purify their own drinking water, as well as treat their own wastewater.
If we are to succeed with the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a need for more flexibility in the energy system. In the project ”Storage of electricity and heat in salt hydrate”, we demonstrate and test the prototype of a new heat battery that is able to store solar energy and […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
Ash from combustion of bio-fuel in power plants contains heavy metals and is currently regarded as a waste product only to be recycled to plantations and cultivated fields in small amounts. ASHBACK aims to improve the economy of bio-fuels by enabling more ash recycling through increased knowledge about both its safety and side effects. Centre […]
Kinetic Biofuel is a partnership between C.F. Nielsen and BioFuel Technology combining biomass briquetting experience with Biofuel experience. The co-operation was initiated through a development program together with the University of Aarhus in Foulum. The development program is supported with funds from the Danish Energy Ministry’s EUDP programme.
Project approval of heat projects in Denmark The Danish district heating legislation is set out in the Heat Supply Act that regulates the heating sector and provides local authorities (i.e. municipalities) with the power to engage in local heat planning, make decisions on energy infrastructure and on which resources is to be prioritized. The legislation […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]