The foremost research center on Waste-to-Energy technologies

The Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (GWC) brings together engineers, scientists and managers from universities and industry in several countries.

  • International network – our network represent in over 30 countries from across the globe.

  • Academic & Industry Partners – We brings together academia and managers from industry to advance sustainable waste management.

  • Focus On Innovation & Research – GWC has published over one hundred papers and theses on many aspects of sustainable energy and sustainable waste management.


The mission of WtERT is to identify and advance the best available waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies for the recovery of energy or fuels from municipal solid wastes and other industrial, agricultural, and forestry residues.

Conducts extensive academic research on all aspects of technologies of managing solid waste and disseminates this information by means of its publications, the WtERT web, and annual meetings.

The objectives of the GWC member organizations is to increase resource recovery from used products and minimize the environmental impacts of waste disposal, worldwide.

The guiding principle of GWC is that the sustainable management of wastes must be based on science and best available technology and not what seems to be inexpensive now but can be very costly in the near future.

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