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Dipl.-Ing.(TU) Werner P. Bauer WtERT Germany GmbH
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Press release No. 053/20 Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) |Nature/Biological Diversity German Environment Minister Schulze: Global nature conservation can reduce risk of future epidemics
Federal Ministry for the Environment,
Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safty
Franco-German Climate Working Group discusses pathways to climate neutrality
Today, the Meseberg Climate Working Group met in Berlin. It is the second meeting of the Franco-German group, bringing together all ministries dealing with climate change measures under the lead of Climate State Secretaries Brune Poirson (FRA) and Jochen Flasbarth (DEU). The close collaboration across sectors responds to the mandate given by President Macron and Chancellor Merkel in June 2018 at Meseberg.
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb Böblingen El Guettar, Tunisia: Project Partnership of the Waste Management Company Böblingen, Germany
The project "Municipal Knowledge Transfer Maghreb-Germany" between the waste manage-ment company of the district of Böblingen and the Tunisian municipality of El Guettar starts with the signing of the cooperation protocol.
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Dr. Oliver Gohlke Dublix Technology Aps
Professor Konstantinos G. Aravossis General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water at Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy
Frank Boateng Acheampong Waste to Energy Research and Technology Germany GmbH (WtERT)
AWB Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb des Landkreises Neu-Ulm The disposal and recycling center EWW of the District Neu-Ulm – Perfect Combination of Material and Energy Recycling, Germany
The AWB Neu-Ulm, which is responsible for waste disposal in its district, supports its citizens both in the material and energy recycling of their waste. The interaction and mutual complementation of the WTE (waste-to-energy) plant and EWW (disposal and recycling center) create extremely positive synergies
ZMS Zweckverband Müllverwertung Schwandorf Conversion of a lignite-fired power plant into a waste-to-energy plant using the example of the ZMS Schwandorf, Germany
With the establishment of the Zweckverband ZMS Schwandorf 40 years ago and the associated decision to convert the existing lignite-fired power plant into a waste-to-energy plant, approx. 8.25 million tons of CO2 equivalents were saved in the period from 1982 to 2018.
AWG Abfallwirtschaft Landkreis Calw GmbH Composting of Organic Waste at the Simmozheim Waste Disposal Plant, Germany
With the introduction of the GORE® Cover technology in 2014, the composting plant could be standardized to such an extent that in 2019 the AWG received the quality seal for organic compost. Due to the high level of satisfaction with the technology, a second plant has already been put into operation in the district.
AVA Abfallverwertung Augsburg GmbH AVA (Waste Treatment Augsburg), Germany - Energetic and Material Recycling Under One Roof Leads to Considerable Synergies
The waste management companies of the city of Augsburg, the district of Augsburg and the district of Aichach-Friedberg, Germany, are active around the clock for the approx. 1.2 million inhabitants in their disposal area. With the initial operation of a biowaste fermentation plant in 2013 and 2016, AVA has become one of Germany's largest players also in the field of material recycling. The reciprocal supplementation and interaction of the plant components result in extremely positive synergies.
CLIMACT & ecologic Planning for Net-zero: Assessing the Draft National Energy and Climate PlansMatthias Duwe
Eike Karola Velten
Julien Pestiaux (Climact)
Benoît Martin (Climact)
Pascal Vermeulen (Climact)
A report by Ecologic Institute and Climact shows that the draft National Energy and Climate Plans presented by governments at the start of 2019 are in acute need of improvement. They suffer from inadequate targets and insufficient details on the policies and financing needed to move towards net-zero emission economies in Europe. Member States also need to do better in involving their national stakeholders in providing input to the plans, to benefit from their expertise and to get them on board for future policies. Good practice examples exist around the EU to serve as inspiration for the final plans due by the end of the year.
WtERT Germany // Kai Löffelbein Ctrl-X, A topography of e-waste
Together with Mr. Thomas Schwarz (photo), Managing Director of Zweckverband Waste Management Region Hannover (aha) Werner Bauer and Dr. Karoline Borner, WtERT-Germany had the pleasure to visit the impressive photography exhibition "Ctrl-X, A topography of e-waste" of documentary photographer Kai Löffelbein in Hanover.
WtERT Germany Croatian Delegation visited Bavarian WtE- and Composting Plant
As a completion of the intensive cooperation of the export initiative Environmental Technologies "Sustainable Waste and Recycling Management in Croatia", a high-ranking 30-member delegation from Croatia visited Bavaria.
WtERT Germany Visit from WtERT-India
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Principal Scientist and Head, Head of WtERT India had a meeting with Dipl.-Ing. Werner Bauer and Dipl.-Ing. Hedwig Vielreicher in Munich, Bavaria.
BSA GmbH Business with Construction Waste in Gmund, Germany
BSA GmbH in D-83703 Gmund, a specialist waste management company according to the German §52 KrW-/AbfG, takes construction waste and processes it into substitute building materials.
Technische Betriebsdienste Reutlingen Anti-Littering-Campaign in Reutlingen, Germany
In Reutlingen, 300 citizens have been showing their full commitment to their city for 15 years: They own a sponsorship for a "piece of Reutlingen", an initiative of the TBR. The people of Reutlingen are responsible and dedicated to this sponsorship by maintaining and upgrading public spaces.
Abfallwirtschaftsgesellschaft Nordfriesland mbH Transfer Station on North German Islands
The islands of Föhr and Amrum are home to two of the four waste Transfer stations in the district of Nordfriesland. The various types of waste are reloaded here into roll-off containers and then prepared for transport from the islands to the mainland by ferry.
Demmel Sixtus AG Business Case Private Composting Plant, Germany
Every year Demmel Sixtus AG processes approx. 500,000 m³ of green waste into approx. 100,000 m³ of high-quality compost and substrates, which are sold in composting factories, agriculture and private households.
Entsorgungstechnik BAVARIA GmbH RFD from Industrial- and Household Waste in Allgaeu, Germany
The Leutkircher Wertstoffhof GmbH & Co. KG operates a sorting station for industrial- and household waste next to the collection point for recyclable materials from the community. The private plant is located at the commercial recycling centre at the unteren Auenweg 29 in Leutkirch, Allgäu.
WtERT Germany WtERT-Germany's Activities in 2018
This annual report summarizes WtERT-Germany's activities, like the outcome of the website's relaunch, our consultancy projects in Croatia and Tunisia as well as hosting/delegation of guests in 2018. In addition, it gives a glimpse of what we are about to do in 2019.
VIVO Kommunalunternehmen für Abfall-Vermeidung, Information und Verwertung im Oberland The Waste Reloading Station of the District Miesbach, Germany
Up to 22,000 tonnes of waste by weight are pressed and reloaded here every year for further transport, amongst other things to the combined heat and power plant Rosenheim. The 22,000 tonnes of waste which are handled here consist of residual waste, bulky waste (approx. 18,500 tonnes) and light packaging (approx. 3,500 tonnes). The waste is conveyed by a wheel loader via a conveyor belt into a compressor unit and then pressed into the trailer.
WtERT Germany Tunisian delegation visited Bavarian WtE-Plants
A tunisian delegation came to Munich during 26 th- 30 th of November 2018. They visited the technical site at municipal utilities, city of Rosenheim, as well as BSA GmbH to take a look at construction waste recycling, bio waste fermentation and recycling of electronic waste. To round off the program, a workshop with contributions from Tunisian and Bavarian experts took place.
Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg iCycle® - Recycling of composite materials
Composite materials such as electrical and electronic equipment, solar panels, vehicles or fiber reinforced plastics like GFRP and CFRP contain many valuable resources. However, at the products end-of-life state of the art technologies are able to economically recycle just a limited number of contained metals, fibers, and further raw materials.
Recy&DepoTech 2018 Tracer Based Sorting – Innovative Sorting Options for Post Consumer ProductsJ. Woidasky & C. Lang-Koetz
M. Heyde & S. Wiethoff
I. Sander & A. Schau
J. Moesslein & M. Fahr
B. Richards & A. Turshatov
Tracer Based Sorting is an innovative approach for waste Management enabling material or product sorting regardless of their physical properties. The technology is based on applying inorganic marker substances in ppm concentrations in or on the objects to be sorted. These substances can later be detected in the recycling process, serving either to remove contaminants or to recover valuable materials from the waste stream. Five German companies along with two universities and one associated networking partner are working on the pilot development of Tracer Based Sorting for plastic packaging recycling in a collaborative research Project.
Bernhard Vosteen, Vosteen Consulting GmbH, Köln, Gabor Fülöp, PANChemie, Kerpen, Michael Kramer and Andreas Gruber-Waltl, ANDRITZ, Raaba-Grambach Cost-effective mercury abatement at hard coal-fired boilers by small amounts of bromide and PRAVO ®Bernhard Vosteen, Gabor Fülöp, Michael Kramer and Andreas Gruber-Waltl
Emission reduction in power plants.
Dieser Fachbeitrag (nebst Präsentation) erschien im Rahmen der Veranstaltung IRRC 2018 Bromine-enhanced Mercury Emissions Control
at Divers Waste Incineration Plants in Germany and FranceBernhard W. Vosteen and Xavier Chaucherie
The EU-Reference Document for emissions control under the European Union‘s Directive 2010/75/EU at Large Combustion Plants (LCP – i.e at coal-fired power plants – was finalized in 2017, establishing Prof. Vosteen‘s Bromine-Enhanced-Mercury-Oxidation (BEMO-technology) as a BAT. In April 2018, the corresponding Waste Incineration BREF has undergone its final revisions by the Technical Working Group, coordinated by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission’s Science and Knowledge Service in Seville; for mercury emissions control at Waste Incineration Plants (WIP) the BEMO-technology was established as a BAT, as well. The following paper will report about applications of the technology at divers WIP in Germany (since 2001) and in France (since 2014). A special issue are mercury emission peaks as caused by unforeseen (sometimes criminal) input of hidden mercury; also this problem can be handled easily, as will be described again below.
WtERT Germany Cooperation with Croatia
Dr. Goran Rozing, Ferit and Werner Bauer, WtERT have decided to collaborate on future projects in Croatia.
Waste Management Vol. 8 Hazardous Property HP14 of MSWI Bottom Ash
Hermann Nordsieck, Karsten Wambach and Wolfgang Rommel
Municipal waste treatment by incineration is both efficient in oxidation of the organic waste constituents and in destruction of organic pollutants whilst allowing for energy recovery. Heavy metals and other inorganic pollutants, however, cannot be destroyed by combustion. Under the change of reducing and oxidizing conditions in the furnace, they may change their form of binding. In reduced state or as chlorine compounds, several heavy metals such as lead, zinc, cadmium and others may temporarily volatilise into the gas phase and distribute between bottom ash, boiler ash and fly ash. The share volatilised will be disposed of with the boiler ash and with the flue gas cleaning residues. The share of heavy metals not volatilised remains in the incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and will contribute to the hazard potential.
Waste Management Vol. 8 XMercury – Mercury Removal System Using a Split Preheater – First Experiences in the Cement Industry
The UNEP Minamata Agreement of 2013 has set itself the goal of reducing mercury emissions worldwide. The name comes from incidents in Minamata, Japan, where in the 1950s, about 3,000 people died of mercury poisoning due to the discharge of mercury-containing wastewater into the sea.
Waste Management Vol. 8 Processes and Techniques for the Treatment of Sewage Sludge
Christoph Ponak, Stefan Windisch, Harald Raupenstrauch and Andreas Schönberg
Sewage sludge treatment routes are mostly well established in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. While there are different approaches, the problem or task of processing and handling sewage sludge is widely considered solved. So why is this a trending topic?