TRAILBLAZING IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Central Waste Management Kaiserslautern [CWMK] serves the administrative territory of Kaiserslautern with 250,000 inhabitants. The solid waste management is entirely handled by CWMK, an ISO 9001 & 14001 certified company, in which, Mechanical-­Biological Treatment [MBT] of waste and the co-­generation of heat and electricity [CHP] of biomass is done on-­‐site at an 88 ha facility.

The centralization of the waste management to handle large volumes of biomass waste efficiently and effectively with state-of-the-art technologies achieving substantial economic, environmental and social benefits is clearly demonstrated at CWMK.

KEY FEATURES

  • The annual utilization of biomass including matured timber, fresh timber, and green waste amounts to 25,000 tons
  • Installed capacity of thermal energy amounts to 13.3 MW
  • Electrical energy generation capacity amounts to 3.3. MW
  • Generates ca. 18 million kWh of electricity where the own consumption amounts to <5 million kWh
  • The generated heat is fed to the district heating system
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