Benefits of turning waste into energy
Businesses and local governments need to meet increasing energy demands while achieving sustainability commitments.
Let’s face it: business and industry generate a lot of waste. Businesses and local governments need to meet increasing energy demands while achieving sustainability commitments. At the same time, waste generation levels are accelerating, leaving communities and industry to look for ways to sustainably recycle or recover resources.
To work towards a circular economy, converting waste and putting it back into the production cycle as energy has a number of benefits:
- Maximize value from resources
- Lower costs
- Apply proven solutions to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG)
- Use innovative strategies to offset non-renewable energy
- Produce renewable electricity and thermal energy
- Approach from a circular economy
What are the solutions?
Veolia creates cost-effective, environmentally sustainable waste to energy solutions such as anaerobic digestion and biogas, landfill gas, biomass, and fuel blending. We offer expertise in developing and managing these solutions for a broad range of clients.
Veolia utilizes biogas from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste to fuel cogeneration facilities. By converting biosolids, fats, oils and grease (FOG) into electricity and heat, Veolia can help systems increase resource productivity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The methane produced in landfills can be recycled and used for the production of electricity and thermal energy, effectively diverting waste from landfills and eliminating tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Veolia operates and maintains biomass facilities where waste streams, such as poultry litter and wood waste, are used as fuel to generate renewable, cost effective energy.
Veolia recovers the thermal energy of non-recyclable waste through combustion, generating energy that can be used in industrial processes.
Starting up a new source-segregated organics processing facility
Toronto’s new Disco Road green bin processing facility is North America’s first full-scale municipal SSO waste processing operation to use anaerobic digestion.