Recent WtERT News

Paper by Prof. Psomopoulos of University of Western Attica and other WtERT-Greece members on the significance of WTE in Europe

The role of energy recovery from wastes in the decarbonization efforts of the EU power sector Constantinos S. Psomopoulos, Kyriaki Kiskira, Konstantinos Kalkanis, Helen C. Leligou, Nickolas J. Themelis First published: 26 October 2021 Click here to see publication: Abstract: Wastes contain large quantities of energy that can be extracted using a variety of methods. European Union has established a waste-to-energy initiative to [...]

October 31st, 2021|

WtERT News September 2021 by Samet OZTURK, Head of WtERT Turkey

WtERT News September 2021   WtERT-News                    September 2021 To all Friends of WtERT – Supporters of Sustainability! The year of 2021 is an environmentally active year for Turkey Dear Professor Themelis, The year of 2021 is an environmentally active year for Turkey. Within the scope of the Zero Waste project, which was initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in [...]

September 27th, 2021|

Please respond to to the UNECE survey

Those who care for sustainable waste management, please respond to to the UNECE survey (link below): In 2020 the UNECE secretariat prepared Guidelines on Promoting People-first Public-Private Partnerships Waste-to-Energy Projects for the Circular Economy | UNECE (the Guidelines), which at the request of member States are being further developed in 2021. The purpose of the Guidelines is to inform policymakers, industry, and civil society on the potential contribution [...]

September 27th, 2021|

“You can even make diamonds out of residual Waste”

"Detailed response of Prof. Peter Quicker (WtERT-Germany) in Waste Management World to questions whether urban wastes can be "gasified" instead of "combusted". Professor Quicker, we regularly hear it promised that gasification processes could replace classic waste incineration and become the next big thing in thermal waste processing. What is your assessment? Peter Quicker First of all, we have to clarify what we mean by gasification. [...]

July 9th, 2021|

Sustainable waste management in Denmark

The recycling rate of Denmark (52%R+C, 48% WTE, 0% landfilling), is an example that recycling and WTE go hand-in-hand. The new WTE plant in Copenhagen (, one of the most beautiful and environmentally-minded cities of the world, serves a dual purpose: Sustainable disposal/use of post-recycling wastes and a first class skiing and surfboarding center. The ash of the Copenhil WTE is processed and used beneficially in [...]

May 7th, 2021|

Significant impact of landfilling on climate change, in State of the Planet of Columbia University, by Prof. Themelis

The U.S. Should Phase Out Landfilling, as China and the E.U. Are Doing View the original news from this hyperlink. by Nickolas J. Themelis |May 5, 2021 Around the world, economic development has been accompanied by the generation of about 2 billion tons of urban waste each year. The developed nations have put a lot of effort into sorting out recyclable materials, but there [...]

May 7th, 2021|
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