Clean Energy Infrastructure

Clean Energy Infrastructure

Clean Energy Infrastructure

Clean Energy Infrastructure

B&W Renewable

Thriving industries are important for today’s economy. Preserving our planet is important for tomorrow’s. 

Our renewable solutions provide efficient and environmentally sustainable power and heat generation in support of a circular economy, diverting waste from landfills while recovering energy sources and reducing emissions. Our specialized offerings cut no corners in using (and reusing) waste and include waste-to-energy and biomass energy technologies, as well as process recovery systems for the pulp and paper industry.

Now, through our partnership with Eos Energy Storage for its next generation zinc battery solution, B&W Renewable can support your transformation to sustainable, clean energy operations.  

Smart generation for generations.

Copenhill / Amager Bakke, Denmark, ARC - Babcock & Wilcox Renewable


Putting Waste in a Circular Economy, Not a Landfill 



  • For every ton of municipal solid waste processed at waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by approximately one ton.
  • WtE plants provide a safe waste disposal option that complements (not replaces) recycling. Recycling rates have actually increased in municipalities that have WtE plants.
  • WtE technology supports business and industry 'zero-waste-to-landfill' initiatives.

Most waste ends in landfills. Rather than future generations facing the impacts of a traditional, linear economy – Babcock & Wilcox is helping our planet transition to a circular economy where energy is recycled in a loop and waste becomes a resource in and of itself.

Waste-to-energy power plants are an integrated part of this model. Waste is burned at high temperatures to destroy chemicals, heat is transformed into energy and steam drives a turbine that creates clean electricity. Most importantly – the waste is diverted from the landfill and enters “the loop,” while we recover clean water, metals and other materials.



Vølund DynaGrate®

In a renewable energy plant, the grate is where solid fuel is converted into energy. It’s the heart of the system.

As such, grates are a significant focus area for us. Over the past 80 years we have supplied more than 500 combustion grates worldwide. Many of our older grates are still in operation, running efficiently and living up to current environmental standards.

Carbon Neutral Biomass​

Biomass is a renewable fuel and is considered CO2-neutral. Our biomass technology solves serious problems by protecting the earth and atmosphere from greenhouse gas emissions.

Today we can recover energy from biomass in highly efficient energy plants – generating heat, process steam, electricity, syngas, and/or bio-oil.
B&W Renewable

World Class Copenhill

Grab your skis and hit the slopes on this iconic waste incinerator. Denmark’s Amager Bakke, Copenhill combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant uses economical and ecologically sound technologies to generate electricity

The plant is the first unit in the world to be able to seamlessly move from 100% thermal for district heating and 0% electrical to 100% electrical and 0% thermal or anywhere between, providing the most flexibility of any WtE facility in the world.

The Next Generation of Waste Incineration

NextBAT Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Best Available Technologies for EU Waste Incineration BREF Compliance

Babcock & Wilcox has a long tradition of focusing on high efficiency and low emissions.  Our renewable and environmental segments, together, have an integrated systems solution for the next generation of waste-to-energy plants The Waste Incineration BREF sets new and higher standards for waste-to-energy plants.  

A waste-to-energy plant’s level of efficiency in recovering energy from waste is measured by the R1 formula. High overall energy efficiency ensures maximum substitution of fossil fuels and thereby reduces the impact of greenhouse gases. B&W's NextBAT® solution ensures that plant owners achieve a high R1 rate because of our unique technologies. 

  • Proven, proprietary DynaGrate® combustion grate offers high reliability, maximizing waste throughput and MW output

  • Advanced NextBAT technology provides a thermal efficiency of 99% and 95-99% clean flue gas

  • NextBAT meets the EU BREF requirements


On-Line Boiler Washing System Inconel® Cladded 1st and 2nd Boiler Pass VoluMix™ Zone in 1st Pass Combustion Chamber with Inconel® Cladded Walls Water-Cooled DynaGrate CUTNOX® in Combination with SNCR Conditioning Tower Baghouse Filter

Baghouse Filter

On-Line Boiler Washing System™

Combustion Chamber with Inconel® Cladded Walls

Conditioning Tower

CUTNOX® in Combination with SNCR

Water-Cooled DynaGrate®

Inconel® Cladded 1st and 2nd Boiler Pass

VoluMix™ Zone in 1st Pass



Safe, Sustainable Zinc Battery Energy Storage

EOS Energy Storage


Babcock & Wilcox, through its B&W Renewable segment, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Eos Energy Storage LLCto sell and service Eos’ innovative, patented Eos Znyth® zinc battery solution for industrial and utility-scale energy storage. Under this agreement, B&W subsidiary The Babcock & Wilcox Company will market and sell this pioneering battery technology to its customers worldwide and B&W subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., LLC will serve as Eos’ exclusive preferred installation provider for the technology in the U.S. and Canada.

Under the agreement, B&W will market the Znyth zinc battery storage solution to its global customer base, including industrial customers such as refineries and pulp and paper plants, as well as utility and power customers. In addition, B&W will immediately begin collaborating with Eos on installation, commissioning and maintenance scope for projects in Eos’ robust pipeline.

“The Znyth zinc battery storage solution has the potential to be a real game-changer, offering proven energy storage capabilities and improved safety performance over lithium-ion batteries. Coupling it with B&W’s strong reputation with utility and industrial customers worldwide, our construction and plant maintenance capabilities, and our experienced global sales team is an exciting development for both of our companies,” said Kenny Young, B&W Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As the global supply chain of high-quality lithium remains uncertain, and lithium-ion applications are limited due to safety considerations, we are particularly excited about Eos’ zinc batteries as a safer, more sustainable alternative and look forward to introducing B&W’s customers to this innovative energy storage option.”

“We are thrilled to partner with B&W. Their expertise in energy and environmental technology will provide Eos customers with high quality service and a depth of knowledge about the benefits of our zinc-based battery systems,” said Eos CEO Joe Mastrangelo. “B&W’s broad market reach in sales and services, along with its extensive construction and installation experience, will enable us to scale our business at a rapid pace to meet rising demand for our safe and innovative storage solution. This will ensure that sustainable and affordable energy storage is available to utilities, power producers and industrial companies around the world.”

Eos’ Znyth technology employs inexpensive, widely available materials within a robust, scalable design to achieve long life and extremely low cost. Coupled with B&W’s many decades of installation and maintenance experience for customers in a broad spectrum of industrial and utility markets, the B&W-Eos strategic partnership offers customers a safe, reliable, economical energy storage solution installed and serviced by the B&W personnel they’ve come to know and trust with their plants’ service needs.

GMAB Flue Gas Cleaning & Energy Recovery

GMAB Flue Gas Treatment

B&W Environmental's GMAB flue gas cleaning technologies ensure an efficient removal of pollutants from flue gases emitted from waste to energy, co-incineration and hazardous waste incineration. We also supply associated water treatment, energy recovery as well as district and local cooling generation.

10 Ways to Minimize Grate Wear in a Waste-to-Energy Boiler

Ten Ways to Minimize Grate Wear in a Waste-to-Energy Boiler

Thermal and mechanical grate wear increases maintenance costs. If the grate is not operated correctly, or if combustion is not properly managed, wear accelerates and there is risk of substantial damage. As a fuel, waste tends to be unpredictable and varies over time. It presents challenges for the plant, and can cause mechanical, thermal and chemical wear.

The good news is there is a way to characterize waste fuel and predict calorific values. Two B&W experts share their experience and offer some suggestions to optimize combustion and minimize grate wear.


Amager Bakke

Amager Bakke – Copenhagen, Denmark

State-of-the-art WtE plant uses DynaGrate® combustion grate, boiler, ash handling, and particle and NOx-reduction system to treat around 400,000 tonnes of waste annually

B&W Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 Project

Palm Beach County Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 – Florida, USA

Ranking as the cleanest, most efficient plant of its kind in the world, this engineered, designed, procured and constructed WtE facility reduces landfill volume by 90%

B&W Nordforbrænding: Hørsholm, Denmark Project

Nordforbrænding – Hørsholm, Denmark

New combined heat- and power-producing WtE line designed for burning 10 tonnes of waste per hour increases energy efficiency from 70% to 99%