Visit to the Planta de Valorización Energética de Sant Adrià de Besòs
Last friday the students from the Master in Architecture and Sustainability went to visit the Planta de Valorización Energética (PVE) de Sant Adrià de Besòs located in Barcelona.
The PVE de Sant Adrià de Besòs it’s an installation which carries out the process of minimizing the volume of waste through combustion and uses the energy generated to produce steam and electricity. The plant uses the waste that couldn’t be treated previously by other facilities, materials which can’t be recovered and reused, transforming the waste into a resource.
The investment of the Plant resulted in an annual increase in energy production to 200,000MWh, equivalent to the consumption of a population of 100,000 inhabitants, according to data provided in 2016.