What is Energy from Waste?
Energy from Waste is about taking waste and turning it into a useable form of energy. This can include electricity, heat and transport fuels. This can be done in a range of ways with thermal treatment being the most well known.
Why Energy from Waste?
As the world moves away from using landfill as a means of disposal, recycling targets and environmental obligations have substantially increased. We need to reuse and recycle more waste however there is still a requirement to deal with left over residual waste. For organic material we can use anaerobic digestion to generate methane which can then be burnt to recover energy. Direct thermal treatment of other material is often the most viable option; recycling the left over bottom ash, removing any harmful waste gases, generating power through steam generation and finally using waste heat within district heating initiatives.
What do TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory offer?
An EfW plant is designed and built to perform at a level of energy efficiency which needs to be tested before it can go into operation. NEL can help with UKAS accredited testing and certification by our MCERTS qualified engineers to assess:
- Weighbridge & Waste Feed Performance
- Waste Handling and Throughput Measurement
- Consumable Evaluation
- Measurement of System Envelope
- Test Protocols for Thermal Efficiency, Steam & Energy Production
- Test Protocols for Residence Time & Bottom Ash Sampling
- Final Emissions to Atmosphere
What Experience do TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory have?
We’ve been involved in several projects over the last five years working with companies such as Hitachi Zosen Inova, Veolia, FCC Environmental, Babcock & Wilcox Volund, Keppel Seghers, Suez Environmental and CNIM.
Plants certified have included:
- Lakeside Energy
- Riverside Resource Recovery
- Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility
- Runcorn TPS
- Ferrybridge MFE
- Greatmoor EFW
- Peterborough EFW Facility
- Integra North, SW & SE