Waste volumes are increasing globally and despite recycling performance improving, 70% of waste globally is still sent to landfills every year.
This is a major global challenge – and one which Ørsted has spent the last many years exploring. Our own waste treatment system, Renescience, is a unique enzyme-based technology that turns household waste into energy and recycled materials. Our first Renescience plant is situated in Northwich in Cheshire.
How does Renescience technology work?
Using enzymes and mechanical sorting, Renescience separates household waste into recyclables, non-recyclables, and organic waste. It then uses anaerobic digestion to convert the organics to biogas for energy generation.
Watch the video to understand how the technology works and how more than 90% of the organic materials can be recovered through the technology of Renescience.