Garbage as Energy Commodity? Industry Booms in Europe | The Energy Collective

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Norway, along with many other northern European countries, has built a network of co-generation plants that produce heat and electricity from recycled waste.

UtilityTree‘s insight:

It’s really not as bizarre as it seems.  Norway, along with many other northern European countries, has built a network of cogeneration plants that produce heat and electricity from recycled waste.  Referred to as waste-to-energy facilities, the process is relatively simple.  Garbage is burned in a portion of the facility, creating steam, ash and flue gases.  The facility collects the steam and uses it to turn turbines, which generates the electricity used throughout much of the country.  The ash is trucked away to a landfill, while the remaining gases are either filtered and dispersed into the atmosphere, or collected and used for additional products like biofuel.

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