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Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. / Engineering without Borders Burning of infectious waste in Nepal - „Technik ohne Grenzen“
The group from Amberg, Germany, called “Technik ohne Grenzen” (“Engineering without borders”) has the main goal of improving living conditions in developing countries. Technical expertise is used to help people in difficult situations. Through education and training courses affected persons shall be equipped with tools to help themselves. Hereby the team follows the motto “as technical as necessary, as easy as possible”.
Among a lot of projects in Africa the “TeoG” (Technik ohne Grenzen) is now constructing an incinerator for a hospital in Nepal.
Sabrina Schweiger Engineering without Borders/Technik ohne Grenzen e.V.
Rubens Herbert Aebi ABREN WtERT Brasil, Canteler Soluções Ltd
Yuri Schmitke A. Belchior Tisi, president of ABREN, WtERT-Brazil The Brazilian Waste to Energy Market: Energising Waste Opportunities (EfW Net)
With legislation now in place enabling to direct waste from landfill to waste treatment, Brazil is looking at developing a number of energy from waste plants around key cities and with 36 mtpa required to be diverted from dumps or landfills by 2024, this is a sizeable potential market.
ESWET ESWET: Including Waste-to-Energy in the EU ETS won’t help sustainable waste management
ESWET welcomes the public consultation on the EU ETS’ revision and calls for an efficient EU waste management framework aligned with the EU Green Deal.
CEWEP CEWEP: Investment in additional Waste-to-Energy (WtE) capacity only if needed
The need for WtE depends on the amount of unavoidable unrecyclable waste that society produces.
“CEWEP firmly believes that investment in new or expanded WtE capacity should only take place in well justified cases, in full respect of the waste hierarchy. Our members are very carefully assessing the market before making any investment decisions”, says CEWEP’s President Paul De Bruycker.
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2021: ARPA-E's Dr. Doug Wicks Discusses Urban Waste Recovery Technologies
ARPA-E is a new program under the US Department of Energy. Its Director Dr. Douglas Wicks discusses urban waste recovery in advance of a potential open funding opportunity announcement in 2021. During this webinar he stresses out the need for breakthrough technology such as the use of artificial intelligence and sensors to understand the urban waste stream compositions.
ESWET ESWET's comment on the Circular Economy report by the EU Parliament.
On 27 January 2021, the EU Parliament released a balanced report on the path to Circular Economy. ESWET welcomes the vote and calls for the respect of the waste hierarchy to improve sustainable waste management in Europe.
Stadt Fürth, Municipality of Fürth Old Cooking Oils Used for Biofuel Production, Germany
Fürth – a role model for other German cities. Here, not only are reusable diapers being co-financed by the community, but also currently the city is ahead in the sustainable production of biofuel. As in the city of Erlangen and the county Roth, a pilot project of the company Lesch was carried out here. The objective was the collection of used cooking oil from domestic households to be further used for the production of biofuel. Meanwhile, a whole new firm was founded – named after the project “Jeder Tropfen zählt!”. (“Every drop counts”)
BNamericas Interview with WtERT Brazil President Yuri Schmitke: Brazil opens path for waste-to-energy projects
Brazil's government approved in December the country’s first urban solid waste tender for energy production, which is planned for 2021. The approval is a key step for making waste-to-energy (WTE) projects feasible in Brazil, which still does not have commercially operating WTE plants.
WtERT US, EEC CCNY Merry Christmas
To all our supporters and collaborators: The Earth Engineering Center / CCNY wishes you a very peaceful holiday and productive 2021.
Nina Meschnark, WtERT Germany GmbH Hygiene Versus Zero Waste: What to do with all the Plastic Dishes To Go?
Since the beginning of the corona restrictions, especially restaurants and bars had enormous changes to make. First seats and tables were limited, then guests were totally forbidden. The only way to keep working was the ToGo-business.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety EU submits new climate target to United Nations
Today [December 18, 2020], the German Council Presidency and the European Commission jointly submitted the higher Nationally Determined Contribution of the EU and its member states to the United Nations. By doing so, the EU commits to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. By making its target more ambitious, the EU is setting the stage for the climate neutral, forward-looking transformation of its economy.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety European Environment Council favours EU-wide right to repair and greater product durability
Environment ministers adopt position on new Circular Economy Action Plan
Potential benefits of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) for TurkeyDr. Samet Öztürk, Dr. Thanos Bourtsalas
The only proven alternative of landfilling for the management of the post-recycling waste, that means the waste with no value in the market or recovery potential, is thermal treatment for the recovery of energy (waste-to-energy or WTE).
Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University Bollinger Calls on Biden to End the Trump Administration's Assault on the International Exchange of Ideas
In an open letter to the president-elect, Columbia University’s president says that “costly and consequential” federal policies have damaged American universities’ ability to attract top academic talent from around the globe.
Kartik Kapoor, WtERT Germany Climate finance through Clean Development Mechanism in Waste Management
Financial constraints become barriers to improve MSW management services, especially in lower-middle-income countries. The polluter pays principle is not easy to enforce in the countries where the population has never paid the actual cost of public services aimed at mitigating environmental damage. Having said that, the question persists, that who will pay for improving waste management?
EWWR EWWR European Week for Waste Reduction
This year´s EWWR took place in November 2020 and focused on Invisible Waste.
CEWEP Climate will not Benefit from EU ETS being Extended to Waste Incineration
“WtE incineration, like all the other industries, must and does contribute to the greenhouse gas mitigation. However, extending the EU ETS to waste incineration would not provide an actual decrease in GHG emissions from WtE plants. It would be applied too far from the source of CO2 – plastic products and packaging that reach us as unrecyclable waste, and therefore it would not have the desired steering effect.”, said CEWEP’s President Paul De Bruycker.