Non-hazardous municipal and industrial waste as fuel
250,000 tons of waste and biofuel can be incinerated annually in the plant’s boiler, the energy efficiency of which is almost 90 %. Additional thermal power generation capacity (14 MW) is given by a flue gas condenser during the winter period.
The generation of energy from non-hazardous municipal and industrial waste is an important part of Fortum’s strategy and helps to use waste as local resources and reduce the environmental pollution caused by the emission of gases from waste dumps. The operation of Fortum’s power plant is consistent with the objective of the city of Klaipėda to establish a new waste management system in the region that would meet the European Union’s environmental standards.