Finland's largest waste-to-energy plant startsStaff writer ▼ | September 18, 2014
Finnish energy company Vantaa Energy announced that its new waste-to-energy plant has started to go into operation in Vantaa, a city next to the capital Helsinki.
Ecology Vantaa Energy announced:
The plant will produce half of the district heating and 30 percent of the electricity needed in Vantaa.
About 320,000 tons of waste will be processed in the plant every year. The waste will be combusted with grate-fired technology, which is a reliable and the most widely used waste combustion technology in the world.
Climate change mitigation is the key priority in Vantaa Energy's operation. The waste-to-energy plant is the company's great environmental commitment, said Pertti Laukkanen, CEO of Vantaa Energy.
The new plant will reduce Vantaa energy's use of fossil fuels for energy production by 30 percent, and cut the company's carbon dioxide emission by 20 percent per year. ■