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Operational sequence

The waste-to-energy plant at Velsen:

Generating energy from waste

The AVA Velsen produces approx. 125 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year from 210,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste. The energy content of the waste corresponds roughly to that of 54 million litres of heating-oil.

What gets left over

Approximately 1/3 of the waste is left over in the form of ash and flue gas cleaning residues. These residues are reprocessed and recycled.

Below the limit

Waste-to-energy plants are obliged to observe strict threshold values for emissions. The values from the waste-to-energy plant in Velsen are well below those prescribed.