When talking about waste handling and utilisation of waste for energy production, it comes to mind that this needs to be done in a matter that needs massive waste combustions plants and hundreds of millions of investment costs.
Efirec has proven technology for smaller solutions and this has been done in Forssa, Finland.
100,000 inhabitants live in the area and all the waste is being processed in one waste treatment plant, designed to process around 50 000 t/a of municipal solid waste (MSW).
The main purpose of the plant was to produce as much as possible of renewable fuel with good calorific value with low production costs. Fuel quality can be influenced by efficient separate collection and technical details of the plant. Before this facility, all the waste went to landfill.
Large, though still small units bring power to waste management
Larger units built in cooperation with several municipalities can handle larger waste streams efficiently and economically. The resources of individual municipalities are often insufficient to build their own processing plants. Large units also have an advantage over the marketing of end-products, renewable fuels or composting plants.
This kind of centralised solution also creates jobs to the area and in Forssa, in the beginning, there was only one person working there. Now, there are almost 100 employees and numerous amounts of other companies benefiting from the original company.
Efirec has strong experience in implementing different kinds of processing plants. Through strong product development and experience, Efirec’s plant solutions have been refined to fit into Nordic climate and sparsely populated areas.
There are three product lines for Efirec, including recycled fuel production plants, power plants using biomass, and power plants using processed waste for energy production.