Dublin Waste to Energy
Waste-to-Energy (or energy-from-waste), is a process that uses household waste (i.e. municipal solid waste also known as MSW), and commercial waste with similar properties, as fuel in a modern largely renewable electricity generation facility. The waste is delivered to combustion chambers where it is combusted at high temperatures and reduced to 10 percent of its original volume. The heat generated from the combustion chambers heats up water in steel tubes that form the walls of the combustion chambers. The water is converted to steam and delivered to a turbine that continuously generates electricity, or is used to provide heat energy where industrial and domestic needs can be served. The Poolbeg facility will be designed, built and operated by Covanta who has formed a special purpose company Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd for the project.