Waste-To-Energy (WtE) Plant


September 6, 09.00 am

The CRS-5 conference continues the tradition of visiting Waste-to-energy (WtE) enterprises.

Waste-to-energy (WtE) processing technologies plays an important role in fulfilling the world's future demands. That is emerging as an attractive business option because of the huge quantities of waste being generated today. Landfilling is now viewed as environmentally unfavorable because it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and also requires huge areas of land. Moreover, large fractions of generated waste have a huge energy potential, which might get lost if sent to landfill. Waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies consist of any waste treatment process that creates energy in the form of electricity, heat, or transport fuels from a waste source. Waste-to-energy (WTE) processes have a number of product options ranging from electricity, heat to synthetic crude oil, a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol.

This time we will visit a large enterprise TECHNICAL BIOENEGRY CRETE (TBC) which is part of the SYCHEM Group of Companies www.sychem.gr. TBK owns a Biogas Plant for Electricity Production with installed capacity 500 Kw upgradable to 2 MW that is located in a total area of 15 acres at the Industrial Area of Heraklion, Crete.

The Plant aims to become a European pattern for the management and utilization of organic waste from slaughter houses, livestock and poultry factories, expired food etc. With an automatic process for collection and separation/ unpacking, odorless, the utilization of the total produced heat energy but also with the innovative wastewater treatment system, biogas plant is able to offer a pioneer, reliable, environmental friendly and cost efficient solution of managing difficult to treat organic wastes, integrated in an urban environment.

The output of the plant are the production of green energy, the use of the produced heat energy at its full potential (private consumption & district heating), electricity, solid residue (excellent fertilizer).

At the same time, all the rules of the environmental approach to production are observed. This includes: sustainable management of organic waste in a particularly environmentally-friendly way, innovative wastewater treatment system, deodorization system.

TBC Plant recycles:
• Poultry farm manure
• Oil-mills and cheese dairy waste
• Slaughterhouse animal by-products
• Expired packaged food from super markets
• Food waste from restaurants and hotels
• Oils and Grease