Converting waste to heat and electricity at waste incineration plants
Today, many societies are struggling with congested and polluted landfills. In order to combat this challenge, resources must be subtracted from the waste for recycling, while the remains can provide a source of low-carbon energy through incineration. Each year, the Danish waste sector collects and processes 15 million tonnes of waste and the Danish waste-to-energy plants convert the waste for heat and electricity production. Danish incineration plants are the cleanest and most efficient in the world, and they are part of the reason why less than 5 percent of the country’s waste goes to landfills.
We invite you to explore solutions related waste incineration in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how waste incineration can help solve your environmental issues.
Challenge Located on the outskirts of Shenzhen – the Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant will incinerate 5,000 tonnes of waste per day, generating 550 million kWh every year. With a population of 20 million Shenzhen produces 15,000 tonnes of waste a day, a number that is increasing approximately 7% per year. To counteract this Shenzhen Energy […]
The Danish capital’s utilities, including Ørsted, ARC, Hofor and Vestforbrænding, have set up a new carbon capture and storage consortium, “C4”. The partners aim to capture 3 million tonnes of CO2 per year, which is approx. 15 per cent of the reductions needed to realise the Danish 2030 climate target.
In 2018, Danish Agro has invested in a new biomass-fired steam plant, which saves the environment tons of CO₂ and contributes to a significant financial saving for the concern. Background The grower group on Nordfyn, which produces feed, had a desire for a new heating plant. With an increased focus on energy efficiency, the environment […]
The Danish government and a wide majority of the Danish Parliament has entered into an agreement securing a climate-neutral waste sector by 2030, with far more recycling and far less incineration. The agreement will reduce Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions with 0.7 million tonnes by 2030, which is equivalent to removing 280,000 diesel and petrol cars from the roads.
New Danish partnership between companies and researchers are developing a new method of recycling plastic, which would otherwise end up incinerated or as landfill. The technology can help reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions – and be a really good business for Danish companies.
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
On March 11-12, a delegation from China Association of Circular Economy (CACE) visited Denmark to explore Danish policies, experiences and solutions within circular economy and waste treatment. This two-day visiting started at State of Green’s newly modernised showroom House of Green, followed by site visits at AffaldPlus and Kalundborg Forsyning.
A new report from Aarhus University reveals the competencies of the Danish agriculture and food cluster in reusing residuals and by-products from food production to create new products such as biogas and animal feed. The cluster’s focus on recirculation and efficient utilisation of resources creates positive environmental impacts and minimises food waste and loss.
Since 2014, Ramboll has provided consultancy services to Kwinana’s Waste-to-Energy Project, which reached Financial Close on 17 October 2018. Ramboll was instrumental in structuring the project, as well as negotiating the contract with Acciona Construction for designing and building the plant and negotiating the contract with Veolia Australia for operating the facility. Australia’s first large-scale […]
Employment within green goods and services in Denmark grew by 4% in 2016, according to recent data released by the official Danish statistical agency, Statistics Denmark. The increased employment corresponds to a parallel increase in revenue in the sector.
The Singaporean Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Masagos Zulkifli has accepted an invitation from the Danish Minister of Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen to visit Denmark this week. The purpose of his visit is to experience first-hand Danish solutions within waste and water treatment and to strengthen the existing partnership between the two countries.
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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 […]
The Dall Energy biomass furnace combines updraft gasification and gas combustion. Hereby several advantages are achieved: The plant becomes simpler and cheaper, the emissions are reduced and the furnace can regulate between 10-100%. In the bottom part, the solid fuel is converted into a burnable gas and fine ash. In the top layer, the fuel is […]
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – Value Creation of the Future The use of CFD in Combined Heat and Power Plants (CHP) means that you can have access to data on combustion processes, which otherwise would be impossible or very difficult to get as it either requires multiple stops in production or building an exact model […]
The world population is growing and so is the need for a better environment, efficient energy services and good mobility. At the same time more people prefer to live in cities. Cities grow and new cities develop. This is a challenge, but also an opportunity to serve the population with environental friendly solutions and thermal services […]
A waste-to-energy facility may generate a range of outputs: electricity, district heating, steam for industrial processes, desalinated seawater or even district cooling. In this way, residual waste that cannot be recycled in an economic or environmentally sound way becomes a valuable local source of energy. Additionally, in most configurations, waste-to-energy facilities outperform alternative waste treatment […]