Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or steam from the combustion of non-recyclable residual waste.
Today’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities are designed to recover the value in the waste that remains after recycling, known as residual waste, by recovering clean energy. Energy-from-Waste facilities use state-of-the-art air pollution control equipment that scrubs and filters exhaust gases to achieve superior environmental performance, which is fully protective of human health, local communities and the environment.
Energy-from-Waste is a well tried and tested technology and is the most sustainable alternative to landfilling residual waste. There are some 780 EfW plants around the world.
Both Covanta and Veolia are market leaders in the Energy-from-Waste industry. Veolia’s waste capabilities and local presence, coupled with and Covanta’s global operating experience and abilities, has created a unique partnership that will enable the successful operation of the Rookery South ERF.