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Energy from Waste

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Energy from Waste

Zistersdorf

The Waste-to-Energy plant Zistersdorf has been the first thermal treatment plant in the FCC Environment CEE Group. It was designed and constructed in the years 2006-2009 and started its operation in 2009. The plant is certified as R1/R13 thermal recovery plant according to EU-guidelines.

The entire process in Zistersdorf is designed to generate electricity from communal and commercial wastes. The treatment process follows a controlled combustion and a highly developed emission control.  Unfortunately, no usable energy in the form of heat is extracted in Zistersdorf as there were no suitable heat off-takers. 

The waste to energy facility is situated in a clay pit of a former brick factory. Due to its good location on the eastern outskirts of Zistersdorf, with a direct connection to the railway line (up to 70% of waste delivered by train) and a national road, the property was ideally suited for industrial settlement.

The bunker has a storage capacity of approximately 7.300 m³, which equals the amount of waste of one week.

VISIT THE ZISTERDORF SITE

Facts & Figures

  • treating

    ~153,000 tons

    of waste p.a.

  • achieving more than

    ~8,400

    operating hours p.a.

  • producing more than

    105,000

    MWh electricity p.a. = energy supply for 30,000 households

  • substituting

    ~40

    Mil litres of oil p.a.

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Distinguished visit to the FCC W2E plant in Zistersdorf
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Why with us

  • International team of experts

    Our team of more than 4,300 employees in 7 countries of CEE signs responsible for the smooth operation of all our services.

  • Waste as a resource

    Thanks to modern waste treatment solutions we give 650,000 tons of secondary raw materials a second life annually.

  • Just in time

    Nearly 1.25 million containers, skips and bins of all sizes and  1,300 trucks or special vehicles ensure secure and efficient collection and transport of all waste for further treatment.

  • Experienced service provider

    7 countries, 1,400 municipalities and 4.3 mil residents served, 21 joint-ventures with municipalities, 51,000 industrial clients. This is our brief profile.

FCC Environment CEE Group in figures

1,300 trucks and special vehicles

Over 1,250,000 containers and bins

73 collection yards

39 transfer stations

34 sorting plants

7 RDF (alternative fuels treatment)

6 splitting plants

14 mechanical biological treatment plants and/or composting

23 landfills

1 waste-to-energy-plant for household and commercial waste

1 incineration facility for hazardous waste

4.3 mil residents served

4.8 mil t/a of waste processed

7 countries

almost 51,500 industrial clients

Partner of 1,400 municipalities

21 joint-ventures with municipalities

more than 0.65 mil t/a SRM handled

200 GWh/a generated by W2E plants and landfills cogeneration units

3,669 km of streets cleaned

398 hectares of green areas maintained 

Did you know?
FCC CEE Group has more than 10 years of experience in used clothes business
Did you know?
300 to 400 kg of compost can be produced from 1 tonne of biodegradable waste
Did you know?
Metals and glass are 100% recyclable
Did you know?
In Europe, up to 90% of the green glass bottle is made of recycled glass
Did you know?
More than 0,7 litres of base lube oil can be produced from 1,0 litre of used mineral oil and is being used for engine, transmission and hydraulic oils
Did you know?
With the energy needed for productions of 1 drink can from bauxite, it is possible to produce 20 cans from recycled aluminium
Did you know?
Recycling of 1 tonne of steel saves 1.100 kilograms of coal, and 55 kilograms of limestone
Did you know?
Used paper can be recycled and used in fresh paper production up to 6 times
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Recycling 1 tonne of paper saves more than 2 tonnes of wood
Did you know?
1 tonne of refuse-derived fuel produced by FCC CEE Group 600 kilograms of heating oil or more than 800 kilograms of stone coal
Did you know?
Recycling of plastics saves limited virgin raw materials (crude oil and natural gas) and reduces energy consumption by 80 to 90%