The European suppliers of WtE welcome the European Commission’s proposal for a Net Zero Industry Act
The European suppliers of WtE welcome the European Commission’s proposal for a Net Zero Industry Act, as this initiative aims to scale up the manufacturing of clean technologies in the EU thus accelerating the progress towards the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets.
ESWET is particularly in alignment with the Commission’s view on including electrolysers and fuel cells; sustainable biogas/biomethane technologies; and carbon capture and storage technologies as strategic Net Zero technologies.
WtE, in fact, presents a significant versatility as it may produce not only heat and electricity but also renewable and low-carbon hydrogen and fuels.
Considering the breakthrough of European waste-to-energy state-of-the-art technology, ESWET advocates for the following inclusions:
- Heat recovery technologies;
- Material recovery technologies;
- And Carbon Capture and Utilisation technologies, including technologies pertaining to the transportation of the captured carbon to the storage sites.
The inclusion of these technologies will allow manufacturers to benefit from a simplified regulatory framework and be given the priority status to fully develop their potential projects.
[Read the full position paper here]