Total Municipal Solid Waste Recovery Facility
The Sant Adrià de Besòs Total Municipal Solid Waste Recovery Facility (PIVR) is a municipal solid waste treatment centre for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB). Two plants operate on the same site using different yet complementary treatment processes:
- Mechanical-Biological Treatment Plant (PTMB). This facility went into operation in 2006. Here materials and energy are recovered from mixed municipal solid waste deposited in grey street bins.
- The Waste-to-Energy (PVE) Plant became operative in 1975. It recovers energy from residues generated at the Mechanical-Biological Treatment Plant and at other metropolitan plants.
Treatment capacity tonnes/year: 192,000 mechanical and biological treatment and 350,000 tonnes energy recovery
Surface area: 2.3 hectares
Type of treatment: Mechanical-biological treatment of mixed municipal solid waste deposited in grey street containers and the value recovery of residues from the aforementioned process.
Recovered products: Paper, cardboard, glass, PET, HDPE, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, plastic film, cartons and organic material.
Biogas production: 108 million Nm3/year (nominal)
Electricity production: 190,000 MWh/year (nominal)