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Waste-to-Energy Cycle

Currently, Waste-to-Energy Plants in can supply 21 million European citizens with electricity and 17 million Europeans with heat. This is based on 103 million tonnes of remaining household and similar waste that was treated in 2021 in Europe.

Depending on the fuel you replace – gas, oil, hard coal or lignite – between 10 – 56 million tonnes of fossil fuels emitting 22 – 44 million tonnes of CO2, would not need to be used by conventional power plants to produce this amount of energy.

Waste-to-Energy technology is one of the most robust and effective alternative energy options to reduce CO2 emissions and to save limited fossil fuel resources used by traditional power plants.