How does energy-from-waste work?
SUEZ has a long track record in the energy business, and world-class expertise in this field.
Our dedicated energy solutions division generates electricity from landfill gas, through anaerobic digestion of food waste, as well as our state-of-the-art energy-from-waste facilities.
Our output powers local homes and businesses via the national grid, but some of our schemes have been developed to supply either electricity or steam for a specific customer or local industry.
mixed wastes remain after recycling or it is not practicable to reclaim
materials, the energy value of these resources can be recovered, using
modern energy-from-waste technology.
Energy-from-waste is a safe and efficient way of generating electric power for homes and businesses – and a strategic long-term solution for many communities.
Diverting waste away from landfill, energy-from-waste uses this resource as a renewable and predictable energy source, complementing wind power and reducing our reliance on coal and gas-powered stations.
SUEZ operates more energy-from-waste capacity in the UK than any other provider. We currently recover energy from more than two million tonnes of waste each year.