Waste-to-energy

Waste-to-energy is the use of waste products for energy purposes. After the reduction, reuse and recycling of materials, non-recicable municipal solid waste can be reused to produce electricity or heat before the remaining waste is treated and disposed of. A common method of waste-to-energy is waste incineration in a complex system of combustion, heat transfer and exhaust gas filtering. Other energy recovery methods are pyrolysis, gasification, anaerobic digestion and landfill gas recovery. While large-scale waste incineration does not count as renewable energy, it comprises a significant part of the energy mix of several European countries such as Denmark and Sweden. Waste-to-energy is mainly a waste management option that reduces the volume of solid waste in landfills and offsets the need for the extraction of fossil energy carriers.




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

SMARTER TOGETHER

The European lighthouse cities Vienna (Austria), Munich (Germany) and Lyon (France), the follower cities Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Venice (Italy), the observer cities Kiev (Ukraine) and Yokohama (Japan) come together to improve citizens’ quality of life. SMARTER TOGETHER... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, Funding programme : SCC 1 - 2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Smart Cities and Communities, SCIS Clusters : Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

GrowSmarter

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of smart solutions by using the three Lighthouse cities Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, Funding programme : SCC 1 - 2014 Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Smart Cities and Communities, SCIS Clusters : Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

CELSIUS

To increase energy efficiency in EU, CELSIUS helps cities across Europe to develop secure, affordable and low carbon district heating and cooling solutions that form part of the city's wider energy system. The focus is on maximising the use of waste heat or secondary heat within a city by capturing... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Funding programme : 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Energy System Integration, SCIS Clusters : Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling