Indaver continues to invest in new facilities. These state-of-the-art facilities use the latest proven technologies to get the best out of waste. The processes at our plants result in valuable products, such as construction materials, and in the generation of sustainable energy. We have also invested in advanced specialist facilities that are suitable for the safe and responsible treatment of (hazardous) industrial waste. Alongside this ongoing plan of improvement and expansion, we also invest in shared on-site facilities for our larger clients.
In 2011 Indaver was the first company in Ireland to start using a modern waste power station. Located on the east coast of Ireland, our Meath innovative technology facility converts household waste into energy. The power station incinerates 200,000 tons of waste annually and from that supplies 20,000 households with electricity.
Since 2012 Indaver has been treating 20,000 tonnes of hazardous medical/biological waste annually in the advanced MediPower facility in Antwerp. This is in addition to an annual 10,000 tonnes of other similarly sensitive waste. A guaranteed safe treatment of this waste is crucial, and this is achieved at MediPower alongside producing 2.5MW of electricity per year.
Our newest asset is Bio Power Alphen, opened in 2014. This is a multifunctional, high-grade fermentation facility for VGF waste, which ferments 75,000 tonnes of biowaste every year. As well as compost and biomass, it also produces green natural gas and liquid CO2 (for the greenhouse horticulture industry). This way, we are once again closing part of the materials loop.