Amsterdam’s WtE plant
The Waste and Energy Company uses almost 99% of the 1.4 million tons of municipal and industrial waste that is being delivered annually.
AEB has 120 years of experience in waste processing. It is operating a fourth generation waste combustion installation which is a Waste Fired Power Plant. With this plant, AEB is now the worlds largest waste-to-energy company on one single location.
The design of the high efficiency Waste Fired Power Plant is partly based on their own technological innovations. Thanks to these innovations the energetic efficiency of the plant is 30%, the highest in the world of waste to energy conversion. This high efficiency delivers a huge added value to the goals of the City of Amsterdam to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% in 2025.
With the cooperation of AEB this event not only invites industry peers for lively discussions about the latest issues and developments, but it also offers our attendees the opportunity to visit this WtE plant that has a net efficiency of more than 30% and processes 530,000 tonnes of waste a year.Waste to Energy plants produce energy through the thermal treatment of waste. At the same time they are part of waste management and energy supply network. Since it is better to see once than to hear 100 times, join us at the exciting field trip and visit Amsterdam‘s WtE plant. Amsterdam’ s Waste to Energy plant is operated by the City of Amsterdam’s Waste and Energy Company (Afval Energie Bedrijf, or AEB).
Interersting facts about Waste and Energy Company (AEB)
- The Waste and Energy Company produces 1 million Megawatthours of electricity annually;
- The Waste and Energy Company delivers 300.000 gigajoule of heath for district heating annually; This number can be increased up to 1 million gigajoule when the demand for district heating increases;
- Each day about 600 trucks and one freight train deliver their waste in AEB‘s tipping hall. That’s about half a million garbage bags.
- 48% of our waste consists of biomass. This biomass has consumed as much CO2 as it emits during incineration. Therefore 48% of our electricity is labelled as CO2-neutral, sustainable electricity.
Source: AEB: Energizing Society