Waste-to-Energy Facility in Lucerne

Waste-to-energy facility Renergia in Lucerne, Switzerland

Waste-to-energy facility Renergia in Lucerne, Switzerland


Urs Dubs

Project Manager
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Replacing the existing waste-to-energy plant in Lucerne, the new facility Renergia is able to treat 200,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. By doubling the capacity, the new plant is able to cover the entire region of Central Switzerland. 

As a modern combined heat and power plant, the facility feeds into the newly established district heating grid and replaces the use of fossil fuels. By assuring the neighbouring paper mill a constant energy supply, Renergia replaces the previous oil-firing and prevents the usage of 40 million litres of oil, which equals a reduction of 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. 

Highly efficient waste-to-energy

In order to reach a maximum energy recovery, the steam is first utilised in the turbine before being delivered to the neighbouring paper mill.  Further heat is distributed to supply the entire region of Rontal with district heating. 

The Renergia plant is a highly efficient waste-to-energy facility, which distinguishes itself by its aesthetic architecture, reliability and recyclable residues. 

Project Facts

  • Capacity: 200,000 tonnes per annum
  • Fuel: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and commercial (C&I)
  • 28 MWe of Electrical Power
  • 70 MWth of Thermal Power
  • Moving grate furnace
  • Boiler with horizontal 4th path
  • Steam Parameters 41 bar, 410 °C
  • Turbine: Condensing
  • Flue gas treatment:
    Electrostatic Precipitator,
    Selective  Catalytic Reduction, 
    2 dry stages (bicarbonate and lime)
  • Commissioned: 2015

Subcontracting of adjacent consultancy services by the client RENERGIA.

Read more about the project here. 

Watch video on RENERGIA's home page here (in German).