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Lucerne, CHE

Waste to Energy

Waste Throughput

270,000 t/a

Energy Recovered

steam, electricity, district heat

Thermal Power

2 x 47 MWth

The output of this two-line WtE plant right next to a paper factory includes process steam for the paper industry. Thanks to a two-stage dry sorption process and the placement of two additional heat exchangers in the flue gas path, the plant can boast very high energy efficiency and very low emissions.


  • Type of system: water-cooled HZI reciprocating grate
  • Fuel: municipal waste, commercial waste
  • Calorific value: 10.85 MJ/kg
  • Number of lines: two
  • Boiler design: four-pass boiler with external economiser
  • Flue gas treatment: electrostatic precipitator, dry sorption with injection of sodium bicarbonate, fabric filter 1, SCR DeNOx, external economiser, heat exchanger 1, lime and lignite coke injection, fabric filter 2, heat exchanger


  • Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

Commencement of Operation

  • 2015; performance enhancement: 2018

Components Supplied by HZI

  • complete combustion, boiler and flue gas treatment, including supply of chemicals and transport and storage of residues

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