Environmentally friendly

your waste turned into energy!

Welcome to SAE

SAE is a modern, state-of-the-art energy recovery plant in Sarpsborg, Norway. The plant processes mainly household waste into energy in the form of environmentally friendly industrial steam which is supplied to Borregaard, one of the world's leading bio-refiners.

The facility has an installed capacity of 33 MW, with two production lines and gross production of 255 GWh. The feedstock is 80,000 tons of waste per year of household and commercial waste, and the plant has permission to incinerate 8,000 tons of hazardous waste per year.

Technically speaking, the waste-to-energy plant is based on a modern gasification technology recently developed which minimizes carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. The technology has proven to be successful in eight operating plants around Europe. The SAE plant has efficiently been in operation for five years.


Norway’s biomass and waste-to-energy production is below the rest of Nordic countries. There is therefore great potential for increased utilization of these energy sources


SAE is a renewable energy facility which replaces energy from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas. Utilizing waste-derived fuels contributes to a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases.