Lybover BULK and Envac received the notice to proceed from Biostoom Beringen NV, a subsidiary of Bionerga NV to build an innovative sorting plant, which sorts 5 different waste fractions by colour of the waste bag, without damaging the bags. The waste bags are collected by the intermunicipal company Limburg.net in one and the same garbage truck. The new “Optimo” sorting plant will be located in Ravenshout – Beringen, next to the newly built biosteam plant of Biostoom Beringen, an affiliate of Bionerga.
The new “Optimo” sorting plant in Beringen will accept, store, transport and sort household waste bags with a high sorting efficiency and purity. The installation is designed for a sorting capacity of 150,000 tonnes per year and will sort 5 household waste fractions in colored waste bags: P+MD, textile, kitchen, garden and residual waste. Furthermore, the sorting installation has a built-in future extendibility with two additional fractions.
At the sorting facility, the collected waste bags are discharged and buffered into a modular bunker. An automatic transportation system feeds the waste bags from the bunker onto the feeding system, where the bags are transported on the conveyor belts to the sorting zone. On these conveyor belts, the bags are prepared in order to optimize the sorting process. The whole sorting process is done without inflicting damage to the bags.
Source separation and multi-stream collection
The proven & innovative approach based on the principles of sorting at the source and multi-stream collection by single waste truck, will have an important positive impact on the efficiency of the waste collection and the number of kilometres driven by the waste collecting trucks. Resulting in a significant reduction of CO² emissions.
The new sorting plant will be designed holistically with a focus on cleanliness, standardization, operability, availability and safety. By implementing state-of-the-art technology, the plant will be energetically optimized, reducing its power consumption to a minimum. Not surprisingly this reference installation is already generating national and international interest and awareness.
Local and international knowhow combined
For this project, Lybover BULK will team up with Swedish based company Envac. Lybover BULK will act as the main contractor for the Optimo project and will be fully supported by Envac as exclusive sub-contractor. Based on its experience and proven technology, Envac will be responsible for the integral design for the Optimo sorting facility and will deliver the optical sorting equipment for the plant. Lybover BULK will in turn be responsible for the supply of the main components, the on-site mounting & installation, the overall coordination & project management and will act as the single point-of-contact. “Based on its extensive experience in this field of expertise we found the ideal partner in Envac for this innovative project,” says Hans Boels, CEO of Lybover. “The Lybover Group is a reliable and well respected local player in Belgium. We are confident the project management and installation will run smoothly and we look forward to continue our collaboration in the coming years, during the maintenance contract and with the build of new future plants in Europe,” concludes Mattias Widell, Managing Director of Envac.
The Optimo optical sorting plant is scheduled to receive the first waste bags on the 1rst of January 2022. OYO architects have been appointed as the architect for this project.