The foremost research organization 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 includes over 22 countries over the globe.

  • Academic & Industry Partners – We bring together academia, industry and government agencies concerned with advancing sustainable waste management.

  • Focus On Innovation & Research – GWC has published hundreds of papers, books 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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The WtERT eLibrary

WtERT’s digital resources provides a variety of content including journals, ebooks and papers on the topics of waste-to-energy. Find more…

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Most recent publications by WtERT-affiliated researchers, student theses, and news related to sustainable waste management and the work of WtERT.
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GWC values and relies on its independence and status as a neutral Research Center. We are committed to research and publication in the public interest. We solicit and accept funds that allow us to advance our mission; in all cases, we retain rights to all sponsored or supported work.

GWC work is 100% funded by external donors and supporters. If you are interested in donating, please click here.

SOFOS Search Engine is the most comprehensive on line database under the auspices of the GWC and the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University. SOFOS contains numerous publications and dissertations regarding advancing Sustainable Waste Management.

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GWC open source web infrastructure that provides essential solutions for sustainable waste management and provides a database pooling the experience gained by all the national/regional GWC organizations and their partners.

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