State of the Art Waste to Energy Plant: ARC
Keeping waste from landfills with proper waste management and supplying heat and electricity to Copenhagen citizens without polluting the air.
The plant replaces a 45 year old plant with four furnace lines. Since 2017 Amager Ressourcecenter has run the plant burning 2 x 35 tonnes of waste per hour. In addition to the technological merits, the plant’s design includes a roof-wide artificial ski slope, inspired by the ski slopes in the Alps as a recreational area for citizens. The new filtration and other cleaning technologies ensures that air pollution is kept to a minimum on the new plant.
The technological effeciency of Copenhill waste to energy plant is 400,000 tons of waste a year resulting in:
- 99% energy efficiency.
- District heating for 160,000 households.
- Electricity for 62,500 households.
- 100 million liters of spare water recovered through flue gas condensation.
- 90% reuse of metals from waste amounting to 10,000 tonnes of metal a year.
- 100,000 tonnes of bottom ash reused as road material, which saves large amounts of gravel.
Image: Hufton Crow