AVR is the largest processor of residual heat in the Netherlands. And at the same time it is one of the most sustainable energy producers. That’s because we see energy in waste.
With the aid of modern technology, we convert waste into steam, heat and electricity. These valuable products are put to good use, for example in the industrial processes of nearby businesses or for heating homes in the region, with the added advantage that our incineration plants are extremely efficient.
We are keen to tell you more about what drives us, our ambitions and projects.
AVR gives waste a new lease of life, AVR gives energy!
The various sustainable projects for city heating caught international attention. The international website Nextcity.org placed a detailed article on the heat pipelines. Want to read the full story? Click here
The Van Gansewinkel Group has sold the waste and energy company AVR to a consortium headed by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI) to take effect on 28 August 2013.
AVR collaborates with a falconer. This may seem to be a strange partnership at first glance, but it is actually a very sensible option, as AVR prefers to keep its grounds as clean as possible. Waste attracts seagulls that pick up bits of rubbish, only to drop them somewhere else again. By allowing a falcon to fly around on the AVR site a few times a day the seagulls are discouraged from coming to the area. This is done in an environmentally-friendly manner and allows AVR to work cleanly and safely.
Large installations are required for the incineration of waste, but it may be surprising to learn that the underlying system that cleans the flue gases is up to twice as large. One third of the process therefore involves incineration, whereas two thirds of the process involves cleaning the flue gases. The air that comes out of the installation is therefore as pure as possible, completely in accordance with strict Dutch guidelines.
Two energy from waste installations. Six transshipment stations and about 430 enthusiastic employees. That is what AVR is about. With five large scale sustainable energy projects we make the very best out of waste. Energy inside.