The EU Directives set ambitious targets for increasing bioenergy for large scale RES- and CHP production. Urban and Industrial waste, forest and agricultural biomass represent equal additional volumes for Europe. Today more than 340 waste to energy WtE plants are in operation in Europe and til 2010 new 165 WtE plants are needed in order to meet the demands set by EU Landfill Directive.
The dominating technology is MSW incineration, where the power production efficiency is low (20-25 %). Material recycling rate will remain low and can hardly meet the ambitious recycling targets. New and innovative integrated material and energy recovery concepts will be demonstrated. For high efficiency power generation, high quality solid recovered fuels (SRF) will be introduced to an innovative gasification power plant producing 42 MWe electricity and 100 MW district heat with overall efficiency as high as 88 %.
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Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project