Waste-to-energy in Denmark: The present and the future

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It's big. It burns 404,000 tons of garbage per year. It's 40 years old and doesn't meet current European emission standards. It's just a few kilometers from downtown Copenhagen.

And surprisingly, it is totally non-controversial, it is claimed to be 80% carbon neutral, and it feeds hot water and electricity to hundreds of thousands of people. It represents a completely different approach to dealing with waste than North Americans are used to.

TreeHugger and a few other bloggers were invited on a tour of the plant, as part of our visit to INDEX: Design to improve life.

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