For decades Pöyry has been providing services for waste-to-energy and waste management projects throughout the value chain from collection and pre-treatment to clean and efficient energy generation with state-of-the-art combustion systems. We have a long experience with all kinds of pre-treatment and combustion technologies including grate, fluidised bed, circulating fluidised bed, rotary kiln, gasification/methanisation, pyrolysis and related air pollution control schemes.

We are proud of our worldwide references of more than 150 new plants and major rehabilitations or extensions of existing schemes.

For comprehensive project planning, we provide not only qualified process engineers but also specialists from other disciplines such as electrical, automation and civil engineers.

Our 360° know-how in waste-to-energy and waste management includes:

  • Waste logistics (collection, transportation, storage, handling)
  • Waste pre-treatment (mechanical treatment, biological treatment, including composting and methanisation)
  • Thermal processing (combustion system, boiler design, energy recovery, flue gas cleaning)
  • Waste post-treatment (residue treatment, landfilling, landfill rehabilitation)


  • Municipal solid waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Refuse-derived fuel
  • Biowaste
  • Sewage sludge
  • Hazardous waste

General Services

Pöyry provides services to the owners and developers of waste-to-energy or other waste treatment projects, EPC contractors, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and lenders.

Project Development

Pöyry's extensive pool of experts provides clients with an excellent base for project development services:

  • Location and site analysis
  • Waste management plans
  • Plant concepts
  • Feasibility studies
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Due diligence
  • Project financing
  • Profitability analysis
  • Plant assessment
  • Benchmarking
  • Efficiency analysis

Project Planning and Plant Engineering

Pöyry has developed special tools for project planning purposes that are also widely used in the project development stage, e. g. for combustion calculation or optimisation of thermal steam and
combined cycle processes.

Project Management and Implementation

Pöyry supports you during project implementation with interdisciplinary teams of specialists and project managers.