EVENT – Path to Net-Zero: Is Waste-To-Energy part of the Solution?


On Tuesday 21 June, CEWEP and ESWET organise an event to present the path taken by the Waste-to-Energy sector to get to Net-Zero.


In Europe, around 500 Waste-to-Energy plants thermally treat the fraction of municipal waste that cannot be prevented or recycled, more than 60 million tonnes of waste per year that would otherwise be landfilled! From this process, the plants recover energy in the form of electricity, heating and cooling, and steam. Thousands of private homes, offices, schools, hospitals, and industries in Europe receive daily their energy from waste.

And that’s not all: by recovering energy and secondary raw materials (aluminium, iron, copper, etc..), Waste-to-Energy supports a circular economy where non-recyclable waste is safely managed and used as a resource.

In order to contribute to the climate targets set by the European Union, the sector is actively working on technologies that can upgrade its performances: the main one being the reduction of its carbon footprint, and the possibility to turn into a carbon-negative emitter!

On Tuesday 21 June, we will meet at the Residence Palace in Brussels to discuss when and how full implementation of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) can be achieved on the European Waste-to-Energy plants. Three projections will be presented with the reduction potentials achievable with the integration of CCUS. The necessary steps in policymaking, funding and enabling conditions will be discussed.

The event will be also the opportunity to present a new concept for a Waste-to-Energy plant. A facility which is not only essential to treat the large fractions of non-recyclable waste generated by our society, but it is able to combine multiple technologies together to implement a fully-functional integrated resource recovery facility.

If you want to discover and discuss the plans of the Waste-to-Energy sector in the EU sustainable transition, register now for free and join us on Tuesday 21 June at 17:30 at the Residence Palace. The discussion will be followed by a Networking Dinner.


PROGRAMME (17:30 / 19:00):

  • Welcome by Ella Stengler, Managing Director of CEWEP and Patrick Clerens, Secretary-General of ESWET


  • Paul De Bruycker, President of CEWEP: How will European Waste-to-Energy Sector Help to achieve EU Net-Zero?
  • Bruno-Frederic Baudouin, ESWET Vice-President: Recovering the non-recyclable: The Integrated Resource Recovery Facility

PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploiting the potential of CCUS in Waste-to-Energy

  • Chris Bolesta, CCUS Team Leader, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Monica Praat, Logistics Manager at AVR
  • Jacob H. Simonsen, CEO of Amager Ressourcecenter
  • More speakers TBA

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