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  • Gaining power and heat from waste

    Reducing the share of fossil fuels in power generation is one of the major challenges of our times. Using the energy contained in waste to produce electricity, heat and process steam is one way of taking up that challenge.

    In spite of all the efforts made to avoid waste, every German produces an average of 626 kilograms of waste per year. Admittedly, a large proportion of the waste from households and businesses is now recycled. But even the "residues" are not worthless, because they contain a huge amount of energy: Waste that cannot be recycled as material is still eminently suitable for thermal recycling, leading to energy generation. The electricity and heat generated in this way replace energy from fossil fueled power plants. At our T.A. Lauta and IKW Rüdersdorf waste to energy plants, we make an important contribution to the conservation of natural resources and climate protection.

    The plants are treated as CO2-free by the legislature: Unlike conventional power plants, no emission allowances have to be purchased.

    T. A. Lauta

    Electrical capacity20 MWel
    Thermal capacity87 MWth
    TechnologyCombined Heat and Power
    Main fuelMunicipal waste

    IKW Rüdersdorf

    Electrical capacity35 MWel
    Thermal capacity110 MWth
    TechnologyCombined Heat and Power
    Main fuelMunicipal waste
    Other fuelsBiomass