Fortum prioritises working in close cooperation with municipalities and industrial customers in developing waste-to-energy projects. The focus is on optimising the entire chain, from waste generator, through waste management company and municipality to energy producer and seller, and finally to energy end-users.
We have adopted a flexible approach to the various technologies that are available for generating energy from waste. Always selecting the one best suited for each individual project. Technologies that are robust and have proven track record in terms of environmental performance, operational reliability, and competitiveness, are preferred.
Waste separated at the source is the preferred starting point. The bulk of the household waste, for example, can be used for generating energy, after metal, glass, hazardous waste, and other non-combustible material have first been sorted out.