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What is Energy from Waste (EfW)?

Devon sends 26.6% of its waste to EfW plants in Exeter and Plymouth.

Creating energy from waste is the process of generating energy through treating waste. In Devon we have two EfW plants both which burn waste, generating electricity. You might also hear this being called incineration. At our Plymouth plant some of the steam generated from burning the waste is also used to heat the Royal Navy Dockyard at Devonport.

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Energy From Waste DevonDownload this pdf to find out more about the process of incinerating waste to make energy in an EfW facility and answers to some frequently asked questions.