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Mid 2007 the Amsterdam Waste and Energy Company (AEB) commenced initial operations of their new Waste Fired Power Plant© (WFPP). The unit processes 530,000 metric tons of unsorted municipal solid waste producing electricity with a net efficiency of 30%. The major contributor to the efficiency increase from the conventional 22% to 30% is a new and patented technology, whereby steam from the high pressure turbine is reheated by steam, rather than flue gas, before entering the low pressure turbine. Bottom ash is treated, valuable metals recovered and the ash cleaned for use in building products.

The following is a summary of salient details:
Worlds largest WtE facility; 1,500,000 MTPA
WFPP® most efficient facility; 30% (850 kWh/MT MSW)
Amongst the worlds cleanest, emissions