Sweden offers innovative solutions and extensive know-how in waste collection and recycling. We are the global leader when it comes to dealing with and recycling waste. The waste-to-energy systems we have developed have given waste a value.

Sweden has extensive and efficient waste management systems in place and municipal waste in landfills is almost non-existent. About 99 per cent of all household waste is recycled as energy or materials, putting Sweden at the top in this area.

Waste as a resource

Our waste is treated in integrated systems and recycled as district heating, electricity, biogas, biofertilizer and materials. Different treatment methods are used depending on the nature of the waste so as to make it possible to use the waste as a resource.

Waste-to-energy is a method ideally suited to waste that cannot be recycled in any other way. It is an efficient and environmentally safe method for recovering energy from waste, and provides both district heating and electricity in Sweden.

Global leader in waste management

Sweden recovers more energy from each tonne of waste than any other country. Our waste management systems are being developed continuously, and are the result of long-term, persevering work, in particular on the part of municipalities and their companies in cooperation with private players. It has required risk-taking to develop new technologies and taken courage to make large, but essential, investments in infrastructure.

Sweden’s vision of ‘zero waste’ by 2020 permeates all levels of its waste management and the collection of source-separated food waste.

Source: www.swedishcleantech.com


Companies

Againity AB

Converts low-temperature waste heat into electricity through an in-house developed ORC system

Alfa Laval AB

Alfa Laval have core competences within heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling technologies.

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund AB

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund AB provides flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensation solutions with the highest standards of performance and availability for waste and biofuel-fired installations.

Emerson Process Management AB

Emerson Process Management is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

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Reference Cases

Dåva CHP

Dåva CHP is one of the world’s most energy efficient and environmentally friendly plants with waste as its main fuel. Here we produce district heating and electricity from sorted waste and residues from the forest industry.

Gasendal – A world class biogas plant

When opened in spring 2007, the Gasendal plant, was the largest biogas upgrading facility in the world.

Gimonäs Recyclingcenter

At Gimonäs Recycling Center the households can submit their bulky waste, garden waste and the hazardous waste at no additional charge. The municipal company, Vakin, owns and operates seven recycling centers in Umeå municipality and one in Vindeln municipality.

Kvillebäcken – First green district

Kvillebäcken is the first urban district in Gothenburg built according to the new, more stringent, environmental demands.

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