Vast landscapes, dense forests and calm lakes are the hallmarks of the Havelland natural park. In the midst of this region, on the flats of the lower Havel, lies Premnitz, a town full of energy in both senses of the word. Given this special location, it is particularly important that the energy required in the industrial park here is produced under environmentally friendly conditions. And this is the case at EEW Premnitz, one of the most modern facilities for efficiently recovering energy from refuse derived fuel (RDF). RDF is specially treated commercial and industrial waste with a significantly higher calorific value. Every year, the two plants (grate firing and fluidised bed firing) produce 87,000 megawatt hours of electricity, 92,000 megawatt hours of process steam for companies in the neighbouring industrial park and 41,000 megawatt hours of district heat. To generate this energy, up to 270,000 tonnes of RDF are recovered each year in a safe low-emission process.
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|Commissioning (fluidised bed firing)||2001|
|Commissioning (grate firing)||2008|
|Investment (grate firing)||€ 70 million|
|Number of combustion lines||2|
|Waste bunker capacity||18,000 cubic metres ≈ 9,000 tonnes|
|Calorific range of waste||8,5-16 megajoules/kilogram|
|Combustion temperature||>850°C (grate firing)|
|Combustion temperature||>760°C (fluidised bed firing)|
|Power generation (Premnitz total)||87,000 megawatt hours/year ≈ 25,000 households|
|Steam geneartion (Premnitz total)||92,000 megawatt hours/year|
|District heating generation (Premnitz total)||41,000 megawatt hours/year|
The operator EEW Energy from Waste Premnitz GmbH publishes the emission data to continuously inform the citizens on the quality of the exhaust gas purification of its waste incineration line.
You can find the values of the past years below (only in German):
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