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Dublin's Poolbeg EfW plant passes 2 million tonne waste milestone

In Ireland, Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd, operator of the Poolbeg Energy from Waste (EfW) plant has revealed that has received its 2 millionth tonne of waste since the start of operations in 2017. The milestone delivery came from Panda Waste Services Ltd on November 12, 2020.

In Ireland, Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd, operator of the Poolbeg Energy from Waste (EfW) plant has revealed that has received its 2 millionth tonne of waste since the start of operations in 2017. The milestone delivery came from Panda Waste Services Ltd on November 12, 2020 (photo courtesy Covanta).

Since operations commenced, the Poolbeg EfW facility has exported over 1.5 million MWh of electricity into the Irish National Grid, whereas most of the waste processed by the facility has come from the greater Dublin area.

This accomplishment is a result of the monumental effort made by all personnel working here, and they should be congratulated and thanked for their efforts. The renewable energy generated by this waste to energy facility has replaced the need for about one million tonnes of fossil fuels. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the plant, as an essential service, has continued to operate safely through the implementation and observance of extremely strict protocols. It has served as one of the main outlets in Ireland for waste treatment during this period, said Kieran Mullins, Project Director of Dublin Waste to Energy.

The facility is also ready to act as the baseload for the Dublin District Heating system, which will provide enough heat for over 50 000 homes and is expected to come on stream in 2022/2023.

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