Even when most organic and recyclable materials are removed from a municipal waste, there still remains a vast volume which needs to be disposed of. In the past this was placed in landfills or municipal dumpsites, but increasingly authorities around the world are turning to waste-to-energy technologies to unlock the calorific energy potential from this waste and avoid landfill. Waste is thermally treated to produce heat which drives turbines, creating electricity for the local power grid.
Averda is investing in waste-to-energy facilities in some of the markets where we work. In each project we liaise closely with local communities and deploy the latest monitoring and control technologies to ensure that pollutants and emissions are minimised and all environmental standards met.