Waste-to-energy refers to the range of processes that cause waste to combust at high temperatures. Heat energy is recovered from these processes to produce steam, which in turn is used to drive a turbine for industrial processes and community heating, or to produce electricity.
Waste-to-energy plants are a great way to reduce emissions and the UK government provides support for such schemes through financial incentives such as Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Vital Energi has the knowledge to ensure that financial returns are maximised from these incentives.
Waste-to-energy is an alternative to fossil fuels and provides an important contribution towards reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Vital Energi has worked on waste-to-energy schemes for a number of clients in this sector that typically involve the installation of large heat networks to serve public buildings, local businesses, industrial buildings and homes.
Vital Energi has worked on some of the UK’s largest waste-to-energy schemes including Nottingham’s Heat Network, where we installed 86 km of district heating pipes and at Lerwick in the Shetland Isles where we installed nearly 30km of pre-insulated pipework to supply hot water from its own advanced waste-to-energy plant to more than 800 homes and 100 commercial buildings.