23-01-2017 Six examples of Finnish Waste-to-Energy Excellency
1) Landscaping of closed landfills and dumps
Would you believe this is a former landfill and dump? In Finland the closed landfills and dumps are landscaped and used often as recreational areas. Read more about the landscaping of Vuosaari landfill from here: http://www.vihreatsylit.fi/en/?p=1515
2) Waste containers underground

It is common in Finland that waste containers are going partly underground. For example, one Molok container has 5-10 X greater capacity than conventional surface bins. Check all 5 benefits of Molok from here: http://www.molok.com/edut-ja-toimintaperiaate/

3) Utilizing waste water to produce heating and cooling

The Finnish capital Helsinki hosts the largest heat pump plant in the world to produce heat and cooling.

During summer time it could cover the most of the heat demand for Helsinki downtown. Check the record production levels with Helen’s heat pumps from here: https://www.helen.fi/en/news/2016/record/

4) Utilizing saw dust to produce bioethanol
The first facility in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol from wood sawdust is built to Finland by St1. The new plant marks the potential for commercial scale production of cellulosic ethanol in regions where plenty of softwood is available. Read more about the St1 Cellunolix plant from here: http://www.st1.eu/news/cellunolix-ethanol-plant-to-be-built-in-finland
5) Horse manure as source of energy

Did you know that horse manure can be used as source of energy? Fortum power plant in Järvenpää can utilize manure from 5000 horses, which equivalents the yearly energy demand of 2500 town houses. The concept is an environmentally sound solution to the bedding and manure issues of stables. Read more about using horse manure as source of energy from here: https://www.fortum.com/en/products-and-services/horsepower/pages/default.aspx

6) Waste shredding tyrannosauruses

Did you know that in Finland tyrannosauruses shred waste?  BMHTechnology’s TYRANNOSAURUS® Waste-to-Fuel plant turns waste into solid recovered fuel. See from here what all tyrannosaurus can “eat”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU3LoZZVhEw