Waste to Energy 


What is it?

Waste to Energy (WtE) is the extraction of stored potential energy in waste to create electricity and/or heat. WtE is a form of energy recovery and a strategy towards waste treatment and our goal of zero waste.

Recovery of Energy:

"Waste materials can directly be combusted for the generation of energy as fuel or other method, indirect combustion can also be adopted for energy generation. Thermal treatment for recycling purpose included burning of waste for the generation of energy used for household purpose i.e. cooking and heating while the energy from recycling can also be produced at industrial level from boilers. Among thermal treatments you have two related kinds i.e. Pyrolysis and gasification. In these sorts of methods, materials are heated  with little supply of oxygen at high temperature. This process is conducted in sealed vessels with high pressure. In Pyrolysis, the solid is converted in to liquid state and liquid is converted in to gas. These products of treatment can then be used for the production of energy. The residue that is left behind is generally known as “char”, which is further treated for the production of more useable products. In Gasification however, the material to be treated is directly converted in to SynGas (synthetic gas) which has hydrogen and carbon dioxide as its components."

At OWM, we have reviewed alternatives and selected the most advanced and suitable technology for Pakistan's waste landscape. With a focus on the environment and solving other issues through the WtE solution; we have identified Anaerobic Digestion for the majority of our projects and Incineration technologies for  select waste segments. We only provide the most technology advanced forms of Energy from Waste generation through our partners.

Utilising global knowledge and experience, we continue to review strategies and methods of implementing such large scale projects effectively across Pakistan.

OWM's development strategy compliments the need of a holistic waste policy and the planning framework local authorities have recently been developing.


We are searching for partnerships to service the large cities across Pakistan, particularly those in the provinces of Punjab and KPK.

Additionally, smaller scale IPP projects in sizeable districts can be pursued.

Opportunities have never been greater for owners of capital to get a reasonable return while expanding their investments in developing countries.
— World Bank