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  1. Fuel Cubes Manufactured from Non Recyclable Industrial Waste
  2. Pilot Scale Conversion of Paper in Municipal Solid Waste to Ethanol Fuel
  3. Savings and Efficient Use of Energy Related to Sewage Sludge Treatment
  4. Cement Kilns use High Specification Fuel Manufactured from Industrial By-products
  5. Anaerobic Digestion with the Recovery of Biogas Could Resolve the Dilemma of Food  Waste in Korea
  6. Ethanol-powered Buses Reduce Vehicle Emissions in Stockholm
  7. Electricity and Heat from Source-separated Organic Waste
  8. Production of Fuel Chips from Waste Tyres
  9. Conversion of Combustible Waste into a Usable Fuel
  10. Co-firing of Binder-enhanced Refuse Derived Fuel and Coal in a Cyclone Furnace
  11. Production of Electricity from Densified Refuse Derived Fuel on the Isle of Wight
  12. Waste from a Potato Peeling Company Provides Biogas for Electricity Production
  13. Combined Heat and Power Plant Burns Municipal Solid Waste and Natural Gas
  14. Steam Production by Burning Residual Materials in a Fluidised Bed Boiler
  15. Community Partnership Leads to Waste-burning Plant
  16. Energy from Municipal Solid Waste at Tyseley
  17. Urban and Rural Environmental Combustion System - Diversified Utilisation of Waste  Heat
  18. Boiler Flue Gases Wet-cleaned and Condensed to Increase Energy Output in Finland
  19. A Combined Cycle Cogeneration Plant Utilises Biomass-based Residuals from a Paper Mill
  20. Municipal Waste Incineration Plant with Combined Heat and Power and a District Heating Scheme
  21. Integrated Energy System at a Waste Incineator in the Netherlands
  22. Sewer Gas Utilisation in a Sewage Treatmet Plant
  23. Anaerobic Water Purification in a Brewery i the Netherlands
  24. Maabjerg Combined Heat and Power Plant
  25. A Small Scale Biogas Fired CHP System at Finham Sewage Works
  26. Continuous Composter Converts Municipal Sewage Sludge into Fertiliser and Heat
  27. Fermentation of Surplus Sludge with High Dry Matter Content in Sewage Water Treatment  lant
  28. Heating System Using Digester Gas and Effluent from the Frauenfeld Sewage Plant
  29. Refuse-to-power Plant, with Ash Melting, Aimed at Improved Utilisation of Municipal  Waste
  30. Sewage Sludge Digestion System Using a Gas Separating Membrane for Increasing Methane as  Production
  31. Biogas From a Mixture of Sewage Sludge and Animal and Industrial Wastes
  32. Rotating Grate Technology for the Combustion of Wet Biomass and Waste Fuels
  33. Sheffield 'Green Heat' District Heating Network
  34. A Multi-biofuel, Fluidised Bed, District Heating Plant in Hassleholm, Sweden
  35. Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge at Kingsbridge, Devon
  36. Unmanned Small Scale CHP Fired with Biogas at a Waste Water Treatment Works
  37. Long-term Reliability from CHP at a Medium sized Sewage Works
  38. Long-term Reliability from CHP at a Large Sewage Works
  39. Municipal Waste to Energy at SELCHP, London
  40. New Waste Furnace in Norway
  41. Biogas as a Fuel for City Buses
  42. Energy from Pre-sorted Household Waste
  43. Thermal Hydrolysis Improves Efficiency in Sewage Sludge Plant
  44. Wastewater Methane Capture and Use
  45. New Energy From Waste Plant at Dundee, Scotland
  46. A Diesel Engine Firing Spent Vegetable Oil as a Fuel
  47. Electricity, Heat and Fertiliser from Source Separated Household Waste and Sewage Sludge

Technical Brochures

12: Waste-to-energy Incineration Plant in London

A waste-to-energy plant, fired by 420,000  tonnes of municipal solid waste a year, has been commissioned in the London Borough of Lewisham in the United Kingdom. The project started in 1986 when landfill disposal was becoming increasingly difficult. The incineration  plant generates 32 MW of electricity, enough to power about 30,000 homes.  (Printed 1995)

20: Use of Incineration Heat from Integrated Waste Treatment in Japan

 The Waste Treatment and Resource Recovery Centre of Toyohashi City in Japan disposes of waste efficiently while making good use of energy and other resources, by integrating  the treatment of municipal, agricultural and industrial waste. The Centre supplies heat from the incinerators to local greenhouses, to the plant and buildings in the Centre, to an adjacent gymnasium and also generates  electricity. Compost is also produced from the household  organic wastes and animal faeces. (Printed 1995)

29:  A Multi-biofuel, Fluidised-bed, District  Heating Plant in Sweden (Norwegian Project)

This project started in 1984 with a 65 MW district heating plant, including a 14 MW solid fuel plant. The  plant included a  specially-designed fluidised-bed boiler, capable of burning all grades of solid fuel, including low grade organic fuel. By 1992 the district heating plant served some 250 detached houses and 6000 flats, as well  as several schools and industrial premises. The biofuel boiler provides almost 60% of the energy required. (printed 1996)

33: Refuse-to-energy Plant with Improved Utilisation of Municipal Waste, Japan

 A new refuse  incineration  plant in Japan uses high-temperature/high pressure boilers to achieve a thermal efficiency of over 20%. The plant handles 800 tonnes/day of refuse, and generates 24 Mwe with a specific power output of 750 kWh/tonne of refuse.  Exhaust steam from the plant is used locally for district heating. The 80 tonnes of ash the plant produces is melted and turned into slag, eliminating the need for a landfill site for final disposal. (Printed 1996)

66: Food Waste Disposal Using Anaerobic Digestion (Republic of Korea)

A plant in Korea demonstrates a two-phase anaerobic digestion system which successfully processes municipal solid waste containing food waste to  produce compost, biogas and recovered  materials. Anaerobic digestion provides a cheaper alternative to incineration for the disposal of food wastes.(Printed 1998)

93: Energy from Pre-sorted, Organic Household Waste and Manure

A new approach has allowed household  waste to be mixed with manure and recycled to provide heat and electricity, as well as fertiliser. Two full-scale plants are now in operation, with a combined annual waste handling capacity of 181,000 tonnes, producing 6.4  million cubic metres of biogas.

111: Thermal Hydrolysis of Sewage Sludge

In Norway, thermal hydrolysis is used to increase the efficiency of anaerobic digestion, thus increasing the net energy produced and improving the quality of the sludge residue. The process reduces sludge volume to one third that of conventionally-dewatered raw sludge and produces 15,000 kWh/day in the from of steam at 10 bar. It is suitable for medium- to large-scale waste-water treatment plants. (Printed 2000)

125: Danish Biogas Plant with Separate Line for Organic Household Waste

A state-of-the-art biogas plant with a daily biogas production of 10,000 cubic metres per day has been operating in Denmark since 1997. A range of waste types, such as farm slurry, fatty sludge and source-separated household waste can be processed by the plant, which is a joint venture by 16 farmers. A prototype dewaster is used to separate plastics from the biomass. (Printed 2000)

Newsletter Articles

 3/94 Modern Power Generation from Waste - UK
Green Heat in a UK City - also in pdf format
3/97 Thermal Hydrolysis of Waste Water Sludge - also in pdf format
3/97 Waste Becomes an Energy Resource - also in pdf format
3/97 Developing Mixed and Multifuel Usage - also in pdf format
4/97 Energy from Pre-sorted, Organic Household Waste - also in pdf format
1/98 New Waste Furnance in Norway - also in pdf format
1/98 Steam Classification Recovers Fuel from Municipal Solids Waste - also in pdf format
2/98 New Energy-from-Waste Plant in the UK - also in pdf format
1/99 The UK's newest EfW plant - also in pdf format
3/99 Energy from waste and biomass - also as pdf format
4/99 The power of organic wastes - also in pdf format
4/99 The potential for biogas in Sweden - also in pdf format
4/99 Biogas from organic household waste - also in pdf format
4/99 Energy-from-waste technology first in the UK - also in pdf format

Advanced Thermal Conversion Technologoes for Energy from Solid Waste (1998)

A joint study by the IEA Bioenergy Programme and the IEA CADDET Renewable Energy Programme has reviewed the current status of Advanced Thermal Conversion Technologies, which refer to gasification and pyrolysis of municipal  and industrial waste. These technologoes have  the potential to offer both reduced environmental emissions and greater overall energy recovery efficiencies. About forty advanced thermal conversion plants for waste are listed in  the report.

The report assesses the current status of the technologies world-wide, concluding that the technology is at the point of transition between the R&D and commercialisation phases. Both the market drivers and  barriers to deployment are studied. There is a current need to offer a proven and reliable complete waste disposal package and to market the technical advantages. The construction and performance of full-scale demonstration  plants will be crucuial to gaining market confidence. The final report is available in paper format from the CADDET Centre or National Teams. In addition a PDF version of the full report is available for download here (note: this file is c300 kbytes). To read it you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Last updated 05 October, 2000

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