There are highly advanced technologies that require minimal or no waste sorting and produce significantly less emissions and hazardous residue, have higher energy yields versus existing technologies, are supported by EU mechanisms and have a defined income stream. These advanced plants, such as plasma arcs, are able to generate twice as much electricity as classical combustion technology and up to three times more than a general wind park, meaning more households served with electricity.
There are three main socio-economic environmental benefits of Waste to Energy (WtE) technologies:
- Up to six times more emissions reduction in comparison with landfilling and more than a 90% volume increase of recycled residue
- Safe treatment of a variety of waste
- Electricity supply for more households (three times as many) compared to general wind sites.