Dublin, Ireland’s waste-to-energy (WTE) facility announced that it just accepted its one millionth tonne of residual waste.
The facility, which is located at Poolbeg in Dublin Port and run by Covanta Holding Corp., provides the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable waste management solution. The facility enables the area to divert post-recycled waste from landfills and become self-sufficient in managing waste, which is consistent with regional, national and European Union waste policies.
The WTE facility began operations in June 2017 and processes 600,000 tonnes of waste a year. News Four reports that since it began operations, the facility has produced more than 700,000 megawatts of electricity.
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Dublin Waste to Energy facility has accepted its one millionth tonnes of residual waste at its facility at Poolbeg in Dublin. It was delivered by Keywaste Ltd., which is one of the companies contracted to deliver waste to the facility.
It has been operating since June 2017 and is currently accepting 600,000 tonnes of waste per year. Since beginning its operation it has produced over 700,000 megawatt hours of electricity, resulting in over 100,000 homes being supplied with renewable energy.
The Dublin Waste-to-Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council (acting on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities) and Covanta, a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions, to provide a thermal treatment plant to treat municipal waste that cannot be reused or recycled.