In the port of Hamburg, sewage sludge is incinerated to generate energy. A second plant is to make the one in Hamburg the largest in Germany.
Hamburg – In sewage sludge incinerators, energy is literally generated from waste. In the process, sewage sludge, the waste from water purification in sewage treatment plants, is incinerated. This creates energy that in Hamburg already supplies the entire sewage treatment plant and the adjacent container terminal in the port with electricity and heat. The second recycling plant for waste water treatment residues (VERA) is a project by Hamburg Wasser, the waste water treatment association Südholstein and the waste disposal companies in Lübeck.
24hamburg.de reveals the advantages of a second sewage sludge incineration plant for Hamburg here.
Together, the three companies invested 200 million euros in the new facility, which is scheduled to be completed in five years. An estimated 100,000 megawatts of electricity will then be generated annually from the sludge incineration and can continue to be used. The sewage sludge for the plant comes from Hamburg and the surrounding area. Hamburg alone produces 1.5 million cubic meters of sewage sludge every year. Further quantities of sewage sludge come from Schleswig-Holstein and the waste disposal companies in Lübeck will also deliver 25,000 tons of sewage sludge to Hamburg in the future.