Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or steam from the combustion of non-recyclable residual waste.
Today’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities are designed to recover the value in the waste that remains after recycling, known as residual waste, by recovering clean energy. Energy-from-Waste facilities use state-of-the-art air pollution control equipment that scrubs and filters exhaust gases to achieve superior environmental performance, which is fully protective of human health, local communities and the environment.
Energy-from-Waste is a well tried and tested technology and is the most sustainable alternative to landfilling residual waste. There are some 780 EfW plants around the world.
Covanta, the Green Investment Group (GIG) and Veolia are market leaders in the investment, development and operations of Energy-from-Waste facilities globally. Covanta and the GIG have an ambition to deliver a joint portfolio of world class waste management infrastructure that will reduce landfill, lower emissions, and transform non-recyclable residual waste into heat and power for communities and industry across the UK . Veolia’s waste capabilities and local presence, coupled with and Covanta’s global operating experience and abilities, has created a unique partnership that will enable the successful operation of the Rookery South ERF.