Energy from waste - for active environmental protection

Non-recyclable waste components can be used as fuels. This represents the cornerstone of a modern, resource-efficient closed-cycle economy. Our technology offers a clear example of this sustainable approach to energy generation and environmental protection. Driven by competence and experience built up over around 50 years in working with waste-fired power plants and cogeneration, we are now one of Germany’s leading companies in this field.

Our core competence: decentralised energy generation from waste and biomass
Whether it is a question of using waste as a forward-looking resource on behalf of district councils and commercial businesses or generating CO2-neutral electricity from biomass - we always focus on solutions with a sustainable impact. That is not only in the interests of our customers here and now, but also helps secure a high-quality environment for everyone in the longer term.

Closed-cycle system: disposal and energy solutions open up new perspectives
Our services offer access to a closed value chain based on disposal and energy. In our project development work, we pool all of our expertise in the fields of resource management, power plant planning, construction and operation and energy management to the benefit of our customers. Our energy management ensures optimal energy generation and optimal marketing of the energy produced within the liberalised energy market.

Find out here about our products waste recycling, waste wood recycling, material flow management, energy management and operational management of thermal waste recycling plants. We respond specifically to the requirements of waste disposal companies, industry, trade and commerce as well as public clients.

Top-level competence and technology
With an annual capacity of around 1.9 million tonnes, we are one of the leading players in the German market. Alongside industrial waste, we also dispose of non-recyclable waste for catchment areas with a total population of around four million inhabitants. We aim to further expand our leading position in this promising business field. To this end, we have invested more than Euro 600 million in the past ten years alone.

A view to expanding into the international market
The awarding of the contract for the construction and long-term operation of an energy from waste plant in Plymouth means that we will now also be contributing our extensive expertise in generating energy from non-recyclable waste to the British market as well. Since 2015 we use around 245,000 tonnes of household, commercial and industrial waste a year to generate electricity and heating energy.

In Dundee, Scotland, we took over an existing waste incineration plant in November 2017 and are building an ultra-modern and highly efficient new combined heat and power plant in the immediate vicinity. The new building with a total investment of around 135 million euros is scheduled to go into operation in 2020. The new power plant is designed for an annual throughput of 110,000 tons of waste.

Our plants

Mannheim EfW CHP Plant

Operations at the waste-fired power plant in Mannheim began in 1965 already. Following several rounds of expansion, this plant now treats waste for more than one million inhabitants in the Rhine/Neckar region.

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TREA Leuna EfW Plant

Operations at the non-recyclable waste treatment and energy generation plant TREA Leuna began in 2005. This plant treats and disposes of industrial, commercial and municipal waste.

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Plymouth EfW CHP Plant

In Plymouth we operate a highly modern energy from waste facility. It generates electricity and heat for the adjoining Naval Base Devonport, using 245.000 tonnes of residual waste per year.

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Dundee cogeneration plant

November 2017, we took over the existing waste incineration plant from the city of Dundee and will continue to operate it. At the same time, we are planning and building a new, highly efficient combined heat and power plant in the immediate vicinity.


MVV Umwelt GmbH

Otto-Hahn-Strasse 1
68169 Mannheim

+49 621 290 4601


Dr. Christian Hower-Knobloch
Managing Director MVV Umwelt GmbH