Essen-Karnap waste-to-energy plant

The Essen-Karnap waste incineration plant is an integral part of the North Rhine-Westphalian waste management plan. The waste generated by the cities of Essen, Gelsenkirchen and Bottrop alone takes up over 50% of the available incineration capacity at the plant. The energy generated during the thermal processing of the waste by is used for district heating and electricity generation, thus saving on resources. The Essen-Karnap incineration plant is among the top energy converters of all waste incineration plants in Germany.