Until now, sewage sludge destined for incineration from northeastern Baden-Württemberg sometimes had to be transported over long distances to other states, such as Lippendorf near Leipzig in Saxony. The plant in Walheim will dispose of local sewage sludge in northeastern Baden-Württemberg in the future and is one of a whole series of plants whose future viability is set to be secured by means of further development with sustainability in mind.
EnBW’s sewage sludge combined heat and power plant in Walheim will provide a regional disposal option for municipal sewage treatment plant operators, meeting all legal requirements that will need to be taken into account in the future and constituting an important component for the safe disposal of such waste in the region
With an incineration capacity for around 180,000 metric tons of dewatered sewage sludge per year, the plant partly represents the region’s first step toward sustainable sewage sludge recycling, but also provides an optimal basis for the future recycling of phosphorus.
The heat generated in the plant can be used to supply local heating to nearby communities.