After a ship collision in Danish waters, stranded waste including bananas, cardboard and plastic is converted into district heating.
Since the collision, the Danish municipality of Horsens has been busy cleaning up the stretch of the coast where the cargo was leaked. “Seven employees from the Service and Emergency department have collected the waste with rakes, shovels and loaders. The total amount of the waste collected amounts to between 20-25 tonnes”, says Tommy Krogh Abrahamsen, who is an engineer at the Municipality of Horsens’ Environment and Nature department.
The 30 km long stretch of coast has now been cleaned, and luckily, use has been found for the waste, which consists of bananas, cardboard and plastic. The waste is on its way to the combined heat and power plant in Horsens, where it will be converted into traditional district heating.
Source: Energy Supply