E.ON combines waste utilization with power generation in Stockholm
- Production of electricity, steam and biogas
- Total investment of 250 million Euro
E.ON is setting standards in Stockholm for sustainable urban development with a state-of-the-art combination of waste recycling and energy generation. The company is building a thermal waste recycling facility with an installed capacity of 25 megawatts in northwest Stockholm for the production of electricity, heat and biogas together with a biogas and a combined heat and power (CHP) facility. A recycling plant of Sweden's largest waste management operation, Ragn-Sells, adjoins the energy park. E.ON has invested approximately 250 million euros in the project overall.
The project should contribute to covering the demand for environmentally correct generated power in Sweden's fastest growing region. Materials that cannot be recycled are used in various ways to generate biogas, electricity or district heat. What's more, organic fertilizer is produced for agriculture, while incineration residue flows into recycling, or natural resources like gravel and crushed rock.
Together with the construction of the new combined heat and power plant, E.ON's remote heating network will be integrated into the greater Stockholm area, while older generation facilities will be taken out of operation. The biogas facility is planned to come online in 2018; the combined heat and power plant in 2019. Three older thermal power stations are being shut down.
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