Solvay builds Germany waste-fed power plant

08 May 2008 10:33  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS news)--Solvay has begun construction of its new refuse derived fuel (RDF) power plant at Bernburg in Germany, the Brussels-based chemical and pharmaceutical group said on Thursday.

The recycled waste plant will supply electricity and steam for the production of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide from the spring of 2010 and is an initiative developed with Germany‚Äôs waste disposal and recycling firm Tonsmeier, it added.

The recovered materials that will processed at the plant comprise a non-recyclable mixture of used plastics and wood which can be substituted for fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it added.

Solvay will also implement its sodium-bicarbonate based Neutrec technology for the cleansing of the plant's gaseous emissions, it said.

"Solvay is also pursuing its long-standing policy of diversifying its energy sources, to foster the group's sustainable and profitable development," said Solvay general manager for research and technology Jean-Michel Mesland.

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