Local waste management company Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto and energy company Tampereen Sähkölaitos (Tampere Power Utility) in Tampere region constructed in Public-Private Partnership an efficient energy recovery concept for municipal solid waste (MSW). This concept provides annually added value of 20-30 million euros and waste fees are lowest in Finland. There has been already 15 000 people visiting Tammervoima plant and learning about Tampere WtE-concept during four years.
Waste management company has provided residents with intensive waste sorting counselling. Now 500 000 residents are source separating waste in homes. Less than 1 % of MSW is disposed to landfill. Waste recovery rate in Tampere region has risen more than 6 % because of waste incineration. In future biogas produced from biowaste will enable CO2 neutral waste transportation system.
In Tammervoima plant the waste energy is recovered 100 % with operation efficiency more than 95 %. Waste incineration has decreased local CO2 emissions 60 000 tons annually and it has compensated 600 GWh gas export. Waste energy production covers 15 % of Tampere heating and electricity consumption.
Private sector provides material recovery of bottom ash and flue gas cleaning system residues. The amount of bottom ash is at the level of 18 %. Metals are separated from bottom ash and the rest of mineral fractions are used in concrete products and road construction. Only 3 % of total amount of ashes is landfilled.
Tampere WtE -concept enables efficient circular economy. We make it happen!
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