In the waste-to-energy plant MHKW Leverkusen, more than 200,000 tons of waste are thermically treated every year on push grates in three combustion basins. The energy that is released durng incineration is then used to produce district heating and electrical energy using the cogeneration. Both of these are then channeled into the public energy system. That way, the waste-to-energy plant Leverkusen unites two crucial aspects: waste disposal security and the protection of the environment.
» Year of construction 1970
» Commissiong of the condensing turbine 2011
» Combustion lines 3
» Total capacity 210,000 t
» Generation of electrical energy approx. 80,000 MWh
» Generation of district heating approx. 127,000 MWh