Veolia manages more than 90 Waste-to-Energy facilities in the world to treat municipal solid waste while creating renewable energy. Considering the low heat value of municipal solid waste, Veolia has the expertise to adapt all the existing technologies to the different types of waste for an optimal heat and electricity generation.
Veolia's extensive knowledge and expertise include:
Waste volume reduction, preserving energy and limiting greenhouse gas emissions are the main benefits of Veolia’s effective solutions: Incineration reduces waste to 10% of its original volume and provides an alternative to fossil fuels, creating renewable energy or heat for district heating.
Technology and equipment selection according to waste characteristics
Veolia has been active in the field of Waste-to-Energy since the 1960s. With its high familiarity with the different characteristics of equipment supplied by all the manufacturers and knowledge of the complex composition of municipal solid waste, its high moisture content and low calorific value as well as distinct seasonal changes in China, Veolia is able to provide waste treatment options of the best cost-performance value for any specific circumstance.
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Veolia has always been reducing and avoiding activities involving greenhouse gas emissions. This practice is illustrated through the following aspects of Veolia’s incineration facilities:
- Heat recovery and electrical energy as alternatives to fossil fuels;
- Recycling of metal and bottom ash;
- Attention to the integration of new facilities with natural environment, sustainable development of research project around carbon dioxide capture and storage techniques so as to treat flue gas emissions in a sustainable manner.
In 2007, Veolia’s two Waste-to-Energy plants, Shanghai Jiangqiao and Guangzhou Likeng, were ranked the first and the fifth respectively among in the chart of Top Ten WTE Plants measured by the United Nations and China’s National Development and Reform Commission.