With >25% higher electricity production than conventional WtE technologies, HE WtE plants provide local communities and businesses with the highest electricity generation per ton of waste
Eliminating the need for landfills with sustainable Waste to Energy plants can play an important role in tackling climate change globally and building healthy societies locally. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) suggests that building the infrastructure to deal with waste when it can no longer be recycled, reused, or upcycled, is the first step on the Pathway to the Circular Economy.
Once established, Waste to Energy plants become the cornerstone to develop Ecoparks. These circular waste management hubs extract as many valuable resources from waste as possible. It possesses an integrated waste management chain that includes recycling and resource recovery, energy generation, recycled products and long-term employment.
From: unsustainable waste disposal
To: EcoParks – full circular waste solutions
What makes Harvest Waste’s solution unique is its unrivalled efficiency which makes the business case attractive for low-income countries as well as more developed regions. Our High-Efficiency Waste to Energy technology was developed and validated in Amsterdam by the Amsterdam municipality and the Dutch government over the past 100 years. Our company is a spin-out of AEB – the 142-year-old waste management company of the municipality of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Today Amsterdam consistently ranks in the top 3 of global clean and sustainable cities.
The High-Efficiency technology development by the municipality of Amsterdam has resulted in the most efficient and cleanest Waste to Energy facility in the world. This is recognized by amongst others DNV GL and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water. In Amsterdam we have over 100 years’ experience in Waste to Energy during which 4 generations of Waste to Energy technology have been engineered, implemented and operated. Our High-Efficiency technology is widely acknowledged as “beyond Best Available Technology” and produces more electricity than any other waste incineration technology.
AEB facility in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Once established, our High-Efficiency Waste to Energy plants can be expanded into fully circular Ecoparks. In an Ecopark, waste becomes part of a circular value chain where partners take on different aspects of the waste value stream. From waste sorting and recycling, to upgrading waste streams and production of new products.
Ecoparks facilitate a full Circular Economy that can provide thousands of formal jobs, clean energy for citizens, eliminate urban pollution and avoid millions of tons of CO2 and methane.
We build High-Efficiency Waste to Energy solutions in countries where populations, income levels, and waste volumes are increasing but the resources and technology for sustainable waste management are lacking. Not only does a Harvest Waste HE WtE plant help to slow down climate change by avoiding methane emissions from untreated waste while producing renewable baseload energy, but it also contributes to huge positive effects on the local environment, social and economy. Moreover, Harvest Waste’s solution positively impacts 11 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.