Mannheim EfW CHP Plant - state-of-the-art energy from waste generation

Energy from waste - it makes economic and ecological sense

The waste-fired power plant in Mannheim began operations in 1965 already. Following several rounds of expansion, it now incinerates waste for more than one million inhabitants in the Rhine/Neckar region.

Closed-loop resource-efficient cycle
Mannheim Cogeneration Plant meets the highest technological standards. Non-combustible components are emitted as slag. These residual materials are put to new use in numerous areas, thus making a meaningful contribution to a closed-loop resource-efficient cycle.

Boiler 6 - waste incineration with high capacity and maximum output
The launch of operations with the new Boiler 6 in 2009 alone increased the plant’s capacity by 10 percent. In line with the German Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act, the household waste and materials from commercial and industrial customers supplied to the plant are incinerated and used to generate energy.

Facts and figures at a glance

Approval17th Federal Immissions Protection Ordinance
Launch of operations1965 / 1997 / 2003 / 2009
Waste typesMixed municipal solid waste
and industrial and commercial waste
Number of boilers3
Firing methodForward-acting reciprocal grate
Waste bunker34,000 m³ intake volume
Annual throughput700,000 Mg/a
Reported calorific valueBoilers 4 + 5 – 9.600 kJ/kg
Boiler 6 – 12.500 kJ/kg
Live steam productionup to 2.2 million Mg/a, between 40 and 65 bar
385–430 °C
Electricity production    300,000 MWh/a
Steam65 Mg/h steam output at normal capacity
Residual materials162,500 Mg/a scoria
25,000 Mg/a filter dust


Dr. Johannes Günther
Managing Director MVV Umwelt Asset GmbH
Mannheim EfW CHP Plant

Ensuring reliable disposal and generating valuable energy from household and commercial waste: Mannheim EfW CHP Plant has been disposing of waste for more than 40 years already.