With the global population expected to exceed 10 billion by 2050, and more than half living in urban areas, waste generation will continue to increase at exponential rates. GE’s solutions convert waste into valuable energy in a reliable, environmentally safe and easy-to implement way. Waste-to-energy technology is rapidly evolving and requires the most up-to-date energy from waste products for optimal performance.
One Integrated Offering
GE brings our waste-to-energy customers one optimized offering, including combustion and boiler, steam turbine, generator, Air Quality Control Systems, and integration capabilities. Our customers select the scope of supply that’s for their needs, from standalone GE components and power packages to full turnkey waste-to-electricity plants based on GE’s strong EPC capabilities. Regardless of the complexity of your energy from waste project, GE can provide a package that fits your needs.
Broad portfolio to convert waste to valuable energy
Leveraging our extensive experience integrating our products into power plants of every size and type, GE also offers integrated packages, including boiler islands (firing system + boiler + AQCS), turbine islands, and/or full turnkey Waste-to-Energy plants.
Boiler and Combustion
GE’s boiler and combustion system combines an advanced grate firing system and an optimized boiler design. Our air-cooled grate bar can adapt all kinds of municipal waste to energy, using active air-cooled grate bars for high calorific value waste. Thanks to our in-house expertise, material selection, boiler sizing, and arrangement expertise, our boiler is designed for high reliability and longer service cycles.
Air Quality Control Systems (AQCS)
Air Quality Control Systems (AQCS) is an Ecomagination* solution that can serve a waste-to-electricity project. Three main technology families are available for the flue gas treatment: dry, semi-dry, and wet systems. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal is carried out by one of the two following systems: an advanced selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system for primary control or a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that can also serve existing plants.
Steam Turbines and Generators
GE has supplied more than 30% of the world’s installed steam turbine capacity. Our broad portfolio accommodates a wide range of site conditions and advanced steam cycles to fit waste-to-energy operational needs. Our generators are designed for efficiency and reliability, enhancing operation and limiting maintenance cost and time.