Waste is a big problem in many parts of the world. But not all waste needs to be wasted. Againity is the company that turned a problem into a profitable business that does good for the planet.
Today, waste from almost four billion people end up in landfills. These landfills emit over 1 billion tons of CO2 equivalents every year. With Againity’s modular waste-to-energy solution, the waste is turned into a resource. The solution is not only contributing to a more sustainable planet, but the waste-to-energy plant also generates income to the local community from the sales of electricity and materials sorted out for recycling. The waste that is left after sorting is utilized for energy production.
Againity was founded in 2013 and sprung from the idea to turn industrial waste heat into electricity. Since then, the company has come a long way. New market segments have been discovered and today the Againity ORC system is fueled not only with waste heat but also with hot water from waste boilers or wood chips boilers in district heating plants or industrial processes.
In 2016, the company was featured on the 33 list by the Swedish magazine New technology, where the most interesting and innovative tech startups of the year are listed. In 2018, Againity was given the award “Climate solver Nordic” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
How it works
By using the hot-water that is generated when burning waste, part of the heat can be converted to electricity through an ORC system (Organic Rankine System). The solution saves money for the customer and is weather-independent, at the same time as it decreases emissions.
Againity expanding as demand increases
Againity is now building the 18th ORC system and is busy meeting the demand from Swedish district heating plants. At the same time, Againity is expanding into new markets, where there the demand for energy recovery from waste is increasing.
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