Smart Energy System Tour: Waste-to-energy værket: ARC – og CCS projektet

23. september 2021 – 9:00 – 14:00 Copenhagen (TBA)

ARC — Amager Ressourcecenter is a waste treatment company owned by five municipalities in Copenhagen. They run waste-to-energy plant Amager Bakke, 16 recycling centres, etc., and handle waste from 645,000 citizens and 68,000 companies. In 2020, they incinerated almost 600,000 tons of non-recyclable, residual waste and turned it into 244 GWh electricity and 1.363 GWh district heating.

The vision of ARC is to make waste treatment and incineration net zero/carbon neutral. One step is by implementing an extra cleaning filter that captures CO2 from the flue gas. In collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, they set up a demonstration project in 2021. This is the first CCS project connected to a waste-to-energy plant in Denmark. The technology behind carbon capture is extremely energy intensive. By integrating CO2 capture into the district heating system, ARCs demonstration project aims to show that CO2 capture can be achieved with neutral energy consumption.

Time and venue
23rd of september 2021 at 9.00 — 14.00 (9 am — 2 pm) (arrival at Copenhagen airport approx. 14:00/2 pm)
Departure by bus from Copenhagen city (bus boarding site TBA)

The tour includes:

  • Transport from city centre to ARC waste treatment plant + transport from ARC to airport
  • Presentation — Waste treatment in ARC, Waste-to-Energy and Carbon Capture project / ARC & DTU
  • Guided tour of the plant, incl. visit at CCS test facilities / ARC & DTU
  • Lunch (sandwich)
  • Optional: Visit to the recreational rooftop
    o Walk up or use the lift to the top of Amager Bakke — enjoy the view from 85 meters viewpoint
    o Café – coffee and snacks can be bought

60 EUR (incl. VAT) Limited capacity: 50 persons — please register early! Registration can happen as part of your conference registration HERE.

(If you already registered for the conference but would like to add the technical tour to your agenda, please contact

Practical information
Registration is binding. See further information about cancellations due to Covid-19 here.