Waste, Energy and Recycling
Incineration/Energy Plant43: Producing hot water from waste to district heating, 43 MW equal to consumption from 18.000 households and electricity from waste – up to 18 MW equal to consumption from 35.000 households. Water from internal waste water cleaning allows us to lead the water directly to the local fjord.
Prices for hot water for district heating is very low in Aalborg because of Aalborg Portland and the power plant north of the fjord. This means less income to Reno Nord.
The energy production reduces the oil and coal consumption equal to approximately 50.000.000 liters of oil, which reduces the need for landfilling.
Sorting plant: Will be able to make 95% pure plastic, iron and metal fractions when recycling 85% of potential plastic waste and 95% of metal waste that is source separated in households. Producing new materials from recycled plastic and metal waste reduces energy consumption by at least 50% compared to producing from virgin materials, which is now saved. Recycling of plastic reduces the emission of CO2 based fossil oil. This means less CO2 charges for the energy plant.
The price for the sorting plant is high. The more waste through the plant, the better the economy. The owners must pay a fixed annual contribution based on depreciation of the building and the machinery. This means that the more waste may lead to a much better price on the waste, which will hopefully lead to a better recycling percentages.
The price for sorting the waste must be compared with the price for incineration and it will support the motivation for waste sorting, if the price ends up to be the lowest!