Ørsted Reactor

Engineering the future of waste recycling


Worldwide researchers suppose, that the amount of waste will be increasing over the coming years. And since there is an increasing concern, as to do with this problem, Ørsted has created the world’s first bio plant handling unsorted waste, such as general household waste - this is what Ørsted calls REnescience.

And here’s a little about how the technology works:

Unsorted waste is put into the installation plant. And using enzymes, recycled water and anaerobic digestion, REnescience divides subsequently the waste into 3 groups.

1. Recycling metal and plastic

2. Non degradable plastic. This can perhaps be used as fuel insalareation plant.

3. And fluid, made from the organic part of the waste. This particular fluid is turned into biogas.

Ørsted has ordered two smaller reactors to serve as optimization units for the larger REnescience plant in Northwich UK. The reactors are mechanically and electrically engineered in a collaboration between DMRI Research Institute at Teknologisk Institut and elkas Automation.

Michael Johansen, Electrical Engineer SW was the software engineer on this project. Including PLC programming and the SCADA system.