24 Aug (Thu) – Bremen Waste-to-energy incineration plant

The Bremen waste-to-energy incineration plant

Small field trip, IF-IS KEX 02

Tursday, August 24th, 2023
Time: 4:35 p.m.
Location: Will be announced in the conference office.
Language: If participants who are English-speaking (but not German-speaking) are present, the language will be English.
Please think of: proof of identity (ID Card), sturdy shoes and sturdy clothes

The energy recovery of waste from households and industry is now one of the established pillars in the waste and energy industry. The swb company uses high-tech power plants to incinerate a wide range of waste and ensure reliable waste recycling.
The Bremen waste-to-energy plant (MHKW) and the Bremen medium-calorific power plant (MKK) ideally complement each other in this regard, disposing a total capacity of 850,000 metric tons (at 10.5 megajoules per kilogram) waste material per year. The waste disposal comprises a wide range of waste materials with different calorific values. In doing so, they combine the necessary reduction of pollutants with highly efficient and CO2-neutral energy generation.

The waste-to-energy plant disposes of household waste as well as commercial waste and sewage sludge and utilizes them for energy generation. By converting boilers 1 and 4 to higher steam parameters and optimizing them in terms of energy, the modernized waste-to-energy plant clearly exceeds the required R1 value. As a result, the waste-to-energy plant is now one of the most efficient in Germany and can supply large parts of Bremen with 270,000 megawatt hours of electricity and 200,000 megawatt hours of district heating at full capacity.


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