Waste is not just waste, but also a valuable energy source. Incineration is only part of our operations. It leads to the recovery of valuable, renewable energy. It would be a shame to waste the heat that is generated by the incineration. Green electricity is generated from renewable energy sources, i.e. from sources other than fossil fuels or nuclear fission. In practice, these include solar power, wind power, hydro-electricity, biogas or biomass. Household refuse contains a renewable fraction of biomass. ISVAG converts it into electricity. To do that, we use an ingenious and reliable clean technology.
During the incineration process, the heat is channelled via a separate boiler, in which steam is produced. This steam drives the blades of a turbine, which is connected to an alternator. This alternator produces electric energy. Or how steam becomes electricity, with waste as the raw material. We generate a lot of electricity in this way: it provides enough electricity for 25,000 households all year round. And that's not all: that alternative energy makes considerable fuel savings. To produce that much energy in a normal power station, you would need 30,000 tonnes of coal or 18,000 tonnes of oil.