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Energy from Waste at Babcock & Wilcox

As a vital part of a strong and sustainable waste management chain, producing energy from waste (also called waste to energy) is an economically and ecologically sound way to provide a renewable source for energy while diverting waste from landfills.

B&W has more than 155 years of experience in designing, supplying and servicing some of the world’s cleanest, most efficient energy and environmental systems.

Our energy-from-waste (EfW) capabilities, including the state-of-the-art Vølund™ combustion technology, developed and improved over many decades, have been used in more than 650 applications – engineered, tested and proven to offer real and lasting benefits.

Waste-to-Energy Overview

What exactly is energy from waste and how does it work? How can it be part of a sustainable, circular economy? Waste-to-energy is much more than a trash disposal method. It’s a way to recover valuable and beneficial resources ‘hidden’ within the trash.

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Waste-to-Energy Technologies

B&W’s industry-leading technologies encompass the entire energy-from-waste plant … from fuel feed to cleaning the flue gas prior to exiting the stack, and most everything in between. Our proven boiler designs are custom engineered to maximize efficiency. Fuel feeder systems, combustion grates, ash extraction, and other auxiliary components provide durable, safe and low-maintenance operation.

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Emission Controls

We offer both subsystems and fully assembled installations for cleaning flue gases generated by the incineration of municipal and industrial waste and the combustion of biofuels. Our wide range of flue gas cleaning systems are customized to meet specific requirements and are often integrated with flue gas condensation for energy recovery.

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Renewable Service

Parts wear out. Technologies improve. Requirements change. Throughout the lifetime of an energy from waste plant, there will be many reasons to consider aftermarket services. Plant improvements, upgrades, troubleshooting, outage and maintenance activities, and quality replacement parts are all available from B&W, regardless of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

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