Waste to energy plant
Waste to Energy and Biomass Industry Process Flow

We know the process

Turning waste or biofuel into energy is a complex process. Many of our engineers have extensive experience in waste and biomass handling so they understand the demands of reliable lifting technology.

Equipment for the waste to energy and biomass industry

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Waste handling crane

Cranes play a crucial role in modern incineration plants. It is important that the material handling system, from the arrival of the waste to incineration, is maintained continuously. Learn More

Biomass Power Generation

Biomass handling cranes

Many biomass energy plants today use cranes, instead of front-end loaders or conveyors. Cranes provide many advantages, including a reduction in facility diesel fumes and optimization of your available floor space. Learn More.

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Straw bale handling crane

Automated straw bale handling cranes are used to unload straw bales from trucks.

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Sludge handling crane

A sludge handling crane must be designed to transport sticky, semi-fluid material safely and with sufficient speed. This requires the right crane with the right features. Learn More.

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Slag handling crane

A dusty and humid environment is very demanding for cranes, so durability and reliability are required for transporting slag. A Konecranes slag handling crane is designed to distribute slag under a conveyor line to other areas in a slag bunker around the clock. Learn More

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Overhead cranes

Backed up with latest technology

Industry-leading crane technology that meets light and heavy industrial lifting needs up to 500 tons.

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Konecranes KBK workstation lifting system

Workstation lifting systems

Automotive industry has dynamic processes, unique production requirements and operating environments hence workstation lifting equipment needs to adapt easily to these. From our range of light lifting products you will find reliable and safer equipment suitable for various automotive workstations. Learn More

Lift Trucks

Lift trucks

Konecranes fork lift trucks and reach stackers can handle waste and biomass shipping containers.

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Agilon maintenance and repair operations warehouse


Konecranes is reforming material handling. Agilon® is a multi-award-winning and patented, automated material handling product and service, that gives you exact information on your materials in real time.

Agilon's advanced modularity optimizes in-house logistics and increases transaction capacity and storage area. Agilon can be installed to your existing premises and expanded according to your needs.

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Expertise for the waste to energy and biomass industry

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Automation improves productivity and cost efficiency

The automated functions of our cranes can help streamline common operations in a renewable energy facility, improving safety, efficiency, ease of use and overall productivity. Read More

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Technology to improve your process

Smart Features are designed to improve the safety and efficiency of cranes and hoists. And our unique energy-saving technology uses regenerative network braking to reduce energy consumption. Read More

Designed for improved safety and functionality

Remote Operating Station for waste to energy facilities

The twenty-first century alternative to the traditional cabin on a crane is remote operation. A multifunctional electronic desk, camera-based visuals and ergonomic controls support both effective work and a pleasant user experience. Read More

Service for the waste to energy and biomass industry

Crane service for waste to energy

Service programs

Minimize unplanned downtime and increase reliability

An effective maintenance program can help address potential maintenance issues before they spoil production, compromise employee safety and negatively impact revenue. Read more

Crane modernization

Crane modernization

Teaching old crane new tricks

Modernizations are tailored upgrades or modifications designed to extend the service life of your overhead crane and meet current regulatory, maintenance and production requirements. Read More

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Predictive maintenance & remote monitoring

Are you ready to connect?

When you’re in the business of generating power, you need to keep your operations running. TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring provides you with data to help you make decisions about maintenance investments and productivity. Read More

Customer reference story

Boral Cement, Australia

Enhanced sustainability and operational efficiency with 24/7 automatic Konecranes waste-handling crane

Leading building materials company, Boral Cement, is enhancing its sustainability and reducing fossil fuel dependency by using industrial waste materials as part of the fuel mix to provide heat to the kiln at their Berrima Cement Works.