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About the plant

Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant (Vilnius CHP) is one of the most technologically advanced plants in Europe, which produces both power and heat. The plant can cover around 40% of the capital’s district heating demand. The remaining heat demand is covered by other independent heat producers and heat suppliers.

The plant is using two types of fuel, non-hazardous non-recyclable municipal waste left after sorting and biofuel. The waste-to-energy (WtE) unit has one boiler, and the biomass unit has two.

Vilnius CHP can generate enough electricity per year to power around 320 thousand households.

We take the environmental impact of the plant very seriously. That’s why it has state-of-the-art pollutant treatment systems that synergise well with the best available production methods, and we are continuously monitoring emissions.

We are utilising the following technologies to ensure the highest environmental standards:

  • Selective non-catalytic reduction, a method to lessen nitrogen oxide emissions in flue gas.
  • Spray dry absorber, a semi-wet flue gas treatment process for removing the acidic gases (HCI, HF, SO2), which includes injecting an alkaline reagent (slaked lime) and activated charcoal into flue gas. The activated charcoal absorbs mercury, dioxins, furans and other heavy organic molecules, and some lime reacts with carbon dioxide.
  • Sleeve filtration system, a system used for removing particulates from flue gas. The dust layer formed on the surface of the filter also collects acidic components and smaller particles.

The project is funded by the European Union, the European Investment Bank and Ignitis Group.

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Address: Jočionių g. 13, Vilnius.

When deciding on the location of Vilnius CHP, technical and legal parameters of the site, economic and environmental aspects, and distance to residents, customers and fuel sources were taken into account.


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