- About Indaver Group
- Indaver in Europe
- Waste Management
Indaver aims to realise rational energy consumption for all its facilities, and tries to cut back on the use of primary fossil energy sources as much as possible.
In addition, we use innovative technologies to recover energy from waste.
Almost half of the waste that is thermally processed in our grate incinerators and fluidised bed incinerators is of organic biological origin and is considered a renewable source of energy. If we take account of the electricity produced and the materials recovered, our grate incinerators and fluidised bed incinerators may be considered climate-neutral.
We can limit the use of fossil fuels in the processing plants by means of a well-considered waste mix. Hence high calorific wastes are used as a substitute support fuel in various plants.
Energy is generated from the waste dumped at the Hooge Maey landfill site in Antwerp, where Indaver is responsible for the operations. The organic-biological components are converted into methane, which serves as a fuel for gas engines that generate electricity.
We systematically reduce the ecological footprint of our logistics by investing in environmentally-friendly trucks, calculating optimised routes and promoting responsible driving behaviour amongst our drivers, via ecological and defensive driving courses and other methods.
Indaver encourages its staff to use energy sparingly in all its activities. Awareness-raising campaigns draw attention to excessive use of energy as regards lighting, heating and the use of electrical appliances.
We invest in low-energy construction. Thus the new Singelberg building in Kallo was equipped with the newest control system for optimal heating, air-conditioning and lighting.
We encourage our staff to choose energy-efficient company cars.We are systematically replacing our older trucks with new ones having engines that emit far less CO2. In the meantime, most of our vehicle fleet now has such environmentally-friendly engines.
In Ireland, the Waste-to-Energy facility in Meath received its first load of household waste to process in September 2011. Each year the new installation produces enough electricity for 20,000 households.
In Germany, enough energy is recovered at AVG’s plants to supply 30,000 families.