Converting waste with high Lower Heating Value to energy
PREPARATION OF HIGH-LHV COMBUSTIBLES AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASSOCIATED GASIFICATION EQUIPMENT
Rising wood prices and France’s ambitious target of reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills by 50% between 2010 and 2020 are driving innovation in waste-to-energy conversion technology. The VaDéO project will demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of high-LHV waste sorting and preparation solutions. The goal is to then use gasification to convert the waste into energy for heating, process steam, and combined heat and power (CHP) applications.
A PROMISING ENVIRONMENT
French energy agency ADEME estimates potential solid recovered fuel (SRF) production at 3 million tons; production from the co-incineration of waste in cement plants could reach 1 million tons per year. The VaDéO project will develop waste-to-energy conversion solutions to round out the current waste combustion-incineration techniques and to improve both energy and environmental performance.
Conseil départemental de l’Isère, Conseil départemental de la Savoie, FEDER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FUI.