Israel to build the world’s first waste-to-energy power plant


The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environmental Protection have announced plans to build Israel’s first waste-to-energy power plant, at an estimated cost of NIS 1 billion. An inter-ministerial committee for waste treatment, estimated at 5 million tonnes per year, released a prequalification document on Thursday before the public-private partnership (PPP) call for tenders to plan, finance, build and operate installation. Incinerating waste to generate electricity, the plant will be built in the “Good Samaritan” recycling park near Ma ‘aleh Adumim. The plant is expected to serve as the main waste treatment facility for the Jerusalem metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

According to the ministries, the new site – which is expected to come into operation in six years – will house an innovative waste sorting facility and the world’s most advanced energy recovery facility, producing electricity from waste in strict conditions of respect for the environment. This facility is one of a series of infrastructure projects currently being promoted by the government under the “Infrastructure 2030” program in all areas – transport, water, energy and environmental protection, ”the accountant general said. Rony Hizkiyahu. “This is the first facility in Israel that will turn waste into energy in significant quantities, set a new standard and bring Israel closer to global levels of waste treatment. park, “thus avoiding significant environmental damage” and contributing to the targeting of the Ministry of Environmental Protection to reduce the national landfill rate from 80% today to 26% by 2030. Foreign companies will be invited to participate in the project, which the ministries anticipate will be one of many to be built in the years to come. According to annual data released Monday by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, emissions of suspected or recognized carcinogens in Israel increased by 28% in 2018 due to the burning of landfill waste. have fallen by 8% in total since 2012. Without gas production at sea, however, routine emissions have declined by about 46% since 2012. decrease last year.


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