Recent WtERT News

2020 Survey of European WTE plants

The 2021 Waste-to-Energy (WtE) survey shows that WtE plants are still much needed. Thermal treatment in WtE plants continues to represent an indispensable and solid pillar in waste management. Furthermore, responses from operators clearly show the sector as a driver of innovation, through their work in carbon capture solutions and hydrogen production. The survey also demonstrates that putting a higher burden on waste incineration [...]

July 10th, 2022|

WtERT Asia Meeting in Columbia News

2022 Waste-to-Energy Research And Technology (WtERT) Asia Meeting: Going into New Technologies and Best Practices to Promote Wide Application. This meeting was co-organized by Global WtERT Council and Columbia Global Center-Beijing. Please click the link to Columbia Global Center website for more information.

June 28th, 2022|

Analysis of Reshaping Plastics Report

Prof. Nickolas Themelis reviewed the data presented in the Reshaping Plastics report of April 2022  These data show that  the EU manages better its plastic wastes than the US:: -Recycling (mech+chemical) 13.9% of total; adding the 2 million tons exported and assuming they all go to recycling,            Total recycling 21.8%.    Compare with about 10% in US. - Plastic [...]

May 3rd, 2022|

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|
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