At the rate that modern lifestyles are depleting natural resources, it is critical to move beyond preserving resources to finding ways to replenish them. By reinventing its business activities, Veolia is making it possible to create new secondary resources to offset the growing scarcity of natural primary materials.
Through innovation in recycling and waste recovery, Veolia contributes to extending the life span and usage value of extracted resources. With its eco-design expertise, Veolia supports organisations to embrace circular economy, from creating manufacturing processes to the production of new materials from transformed waste.
Here are some examples of Veolia’s efforts in replenishing resources in China:
Veolia Urumqi wastewater treatment project generates renewable energy
Veolia operates the Urumqi Hedong Wastewater Treatment Plant, installing a bio-gas generator to turn sludge into renewable energy that supports Urumqi’s infrastructure development.
Veolia converts landfill gas to energy in Shanghai
Veolia designed, constructed and operates one of the largest landfill Gas-to-Energy projects in Asia, helping the Shanghai Laogang Landfill recover the generated landfill gas and converting it into energy, while reducing emission of CO2.
- Energy produced: 108,188 MWH in 2016
Veolia generates electricity from industrial waste in Chengdu Dayi industrial cluster development zone
The Veolia cogeneration system converts waste energy into electricity, providing an energy efficient steam supply to the Chengdu Dayi Industrial Development Zone and transforming waste energy from heat production into electricity for self-support within the zone. Veolia also sells coal residue to a nearby cement plant.