Beijing opens first waste-to-energy plant

The Chinese capital put its first garbage incineration plant into trial operation on Monday, ChinaCSR reported.

The Gaoan Tun plant will deal with 533,000 tonnes of household rubbish every year: half the rubbish produced in the Chaoyang district. The waste heat will generate 220 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and will connect to the state grid.

Rubbish will be burnt without being separated. The remaining slag, 20% of the original rubbish, will be formed into bricks and used in roads and dams, the report said.

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