KARA/NOVEREN is a waste management company founded on 1 January 2007 in a merger between the two waste management companies, KARA and NOVEREN.
The company is owned by nine municipalities situated west and south of Copenhagen. The main purpose of the company is to solve the common task of general waste management for the nine municipalities. KARA/NOVEREN covers an area with approximately 400,000 citizens and 20,500 companies.
The major part of the residual waste is treated at the company’s waste-to-energy facility in Roskilde. The present annual capacity of the facility is 245,000 tpa. When the new line 6 is inaugurated in 2013, the capacity will be 350,000 tpa.
Furthermore, KARA/NOVEREN operates 14 civic amenity sites, a treatment plant for recycling of paper and cardboard, a landfill and a number of transfer stations.
In 2011 KARA/NOVEREN employed 118 people.
The global demand to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuel calls for alternative energy production. Waste-to-energy can contribute to reaching this goal by utilizing the energy resource from residual waste that cannot be recycled. Denmark has the large advantage that in addition to utilizing the power that is produced, we can also use the heat in our large district heating systems.