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Waste to Power Incinerator Touts Green Energy

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
The National Dae

A new waste incinerator is converting the heat energy from Abu Dhabi's trash into energy. This is yet another in a long line of efforts that the city is undertaking to bring sustainability and efficiency to the area's environment.

A US$850 million incinerator plant, which will convert heat from burning rubbish into usable energy, is to be constructed near Mussaffah Sea Port, for the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).

The plant is expected to burn a million tonnes of municipal waste per year and produce 100 megawatts of electricity, the same amount as the Shams One solar power plant, which opened in March.

TAQA expects to award the contract for designing and building the plant by the end of this year and to have it operating by 2016 or 2017.

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