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Recent WtERT News

Sharing News from Professor Themelis

Sharing News from Professor Themelis Dear friends, have a look at very informative video by Florida TV on one of the largest and newest WTE power plants at Palm Beach Florida.  https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/renewable-energy-letting-nothing-go-to-waste -I also refer you to the latest news of our WtERT-Germany partner https://www.wtert.net/Latest_News.html -Here is a link to a new volume edited by me and Dr. Bourtsalas, titled Materials [...]

July 6th, 2019|

News for GWC management team

News for GWC management team Dear members of the GWC international team: a) Congratulations to Prof. Marco Castaldi (WtERT-US) on two very informative videos produced by his Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York that you may want to link to from your web pages: EEC|CCNY featured on CUNY TV's "Study with the Best" ccnyeec.org/eecccny-featured-on-cuny-tvs-study-with-the-best/ and https://www.facebook.com/WTERTGlobal/videos/1571317336225386/ b) Prof. [...]

July 6th, 2019|

Sustainable investment in waste management (from EU)

Sustainable investment in waste management (from EU) Have a look at the attached letter with which GWC agrees wholeheartedly. For several years, I have been telling EU colleagues that they should do everything in their power, so the word "Incineration" is not used by EU, EC etc. broadly to include waste to energy (WTE) plants . There are million of tons [...]

July 6th, 2019|

Waste-to-Energy and Renewable Electricity

Waste-to-Energy and Renewable Electricity Pyrolysis is suitable for high calorific value wastes, such as non-recycled plastics (35 MJ/kg). It will not be viable for urban wastes <12 MJ/kg) and certainly not for wastewater biosolids (<5 MJ/kg). You cannot make a silken purse from a sow's ear. Researchers argue pyrolysis for wastewater biosolids not as sustainable as advertised (On WasteDive) In 2008, [...]

April 22nd, 2019|

New York Times Front Page about WTE

New York Times Front Page about WTE The front page of New York Times, dated March 27, 2019, carries a photograph of Copenhagen "ski slope WTE" with a story how Copenhagen has cut down its carbon emissions. Link to the story is here - https://www.nytimes.com/…/cl…/copenhagen-climate-change.html

April 22nd, 2019|

Oregon’s Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Report 2018

Oregon's Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Report 2018 Oregon's Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) multi-year report, published in December 2018, questions some of the assumptions made regading environmental impacts of "recyclable" and "compostable" materials. Link to Oregon's Dept. of DEQ 2018 report:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/artic…/pii/S0956053X15300775

March 19th, 2019|

The first WTE in Australia going up at Kwinana (Perth).

The first WTE in Australia going up at Kwinana (Perth) At the invitation of visionary Rob Moltoni of Moltoni Energy, Prof. Themelis spent a good part of April 2010 on a series of lectures in Perth (and Kwinana!) on the potential benefits of WTE for Australia. The gestation period was nearly eight years but hopefully the second WTE may not take [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Prof. Marco Castaldi, Chair WtERT-US, is organizing the WtERT sessions of this meeting

Prof. Marco Castaldi, Chair WtERT-US, is organizing the WtERT sessions of this meeting. Link to NAWTEC 2019 meeting of SWANA in Reston Virginia (April 2019)  https://swana.org/Events/NAWTEC.aspx) Please take a minute to view the program at: solid-waste.org.  I hope that you will be able to attend this important meeting. If you need any further information or have specific questions, please contact me at icsw@solid-waste.org.   [...]

March 13th, 2019|

WTE Options of Waste Management

WTE Options of Waste Management A very good and factual comparison of various "WTE Options of Waste Management" (combustion, anaerobic digestion, landfill gas) has been published by the German organization GIZ who has extensive presence and experience in the developing world. Read Full Article

March 13th, 2019|
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