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China to Develop World’s Largest WTE Plant

July 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

China is in the process of developing a facility just outside Shenzhen in southern China that is expected to become the world’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) plant.

Pandaily reports that once the plant is fully operational, it will be able to process 5,000 tonnes of waste per day—nearly a third of Shenzhen’s current daily waste output—and generate electricity for 20 million people.

The report also notes that China leads the way in the market, with the largest installed WTE capacity of any country, with more than 300 plants in operation. Furthermore, China’s WTE conversion capacity has increased annually by 26 percent over the past five years.

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