Energy Recovery from Waste
Waste-to-energy is recognised as part of the overall solution to achieve zero landfill objectives sought by communities and governments around the world.
European experience has demonstrated that waste-to-energy can play a major role in the reduction of landfill with data from the Confederation of European waste-to-energy plants (CEWEP) showing substantial reduction in landfill over the past 14 years.
There are more than 2,000 waste-to-energy facilities around the world, some located in city centres and in suburban residential areas. These communities have strict air quality controls and standards and as a result, these facilities do not impact on the local air quality. The community beyond the Kwinana Industrial Area will not experience any adverse air quality issues as a result of Avertas Energy, with control mechanisms in place to filter and capture toxins and maintain air quality in accordance with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) standards.
will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to taking 85,000 cars off Perth’s roads.
Avertas Energy will deliver many benefits to the local community, for the economy and the environment.
Among the many benefits are:
- Significant reductions in landfill capacity and greenhouse gas emissions each year for the lifetime of the facility
- Secure baseload renewable power delivered into the Western Australian grid
- No need for upfront pre-treatment or additional source separation of waste, reducing the complexity and cost of waste collection and handling, and no change to current 2-3 bin collection systems
- Ferrous and non-ferrous metals can be recovered post-combustion and recycled, increasing recycle rates and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through avoidance of new metals production and associated energy consumption
- Developing technologies to reuse the solid ash by-product in construction products such as bricks and aggregate for roads, thus increasing the potential for zero waste to landfill