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Energise your Waste - European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology - ESWET

ESWET - The European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology is the European Association representing manufacturers in the field of Waste-to-Energy technology.

The main purpose of ESWET is to foster the development and the dissemination of Waste-to-Energy technology.

ESWET also seeks to raise the awareness of the positive implications of the technology in terms of better waste management, energy and for the environment.

ESWET Event 2017 (9th February 2017)

ESWET invites you to a discussion on the European Commission’s Communication on Waste-to-Energy.

Mr Jose Jorge Diaz del Castillo (DG ENV, European Commission) will explain the synergies betweeen Waste-to-Energy and other EU policies, and how they can be improved.

How can policy makers ensure that renewable energy from waste is not, paradoxically, wasted? What is the potential of Waste-to-Energy in district heating? Can Waste-to-Energy and recycling go hand in hand?

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Latest ESWET News


ESWET's comments - ITRE vote on the Circular Economy Package

ESWET welcomes the adoption of four opinions on the Circular Economy Package in the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament.

We believe that the waste management policy, in order to bring benefits to all EU citizens, should be based on efficient and sustainable solutions. Waste-to-Energy is one of them, as it complements Circular Economy by dealing with waste not suitable for recycling that would be otherwise landfilled. In addition, it helps recovering important materials (metals and minerals). Therefore, we believe that the voice of Waste-to-Energy sector should be taken into account.

For the comments, please click here.

ESWET also prepared voting recommendations for the vote on the Circular Economy Package in the ENVI Committee, in line with the above mentioned integrated approach to waste management.

For the recommendations, please click here.



Explanatory note on INERIS report

ESWET together with CEWEP and FEAD prepared an explanatory note on the report 'Study on AMS and SRM performances and their impact on the feasibility of lowering ELVs for air emissions in the context of the BREFs and BATs revision and of BATAEL elaboration according to the IED' published in July 2016.

Our aim with the INERIS study is to raise awareness on the issue, to trigger discussion on this horizontal topic, and to work together with stakeholders in order to find a harmonised procedure or guidance at European level to deal with it: although compliance with current IED Annex V and VI ELVs is not questioned, for some pollutants the low values reported by plant operators cannot be used 1:1 to set emission limits, because the relative uncertainty connected to the measured values would be too high to comply with the current rules on uncertainty.

Considering the legally binding nature of ELVs (with severe legal consequences in case of noncompliance), we need to ensure that compliance with ELVs derived from BATAELs can be checked with the appropriate certainty.

For the full explanatory note, please click here.



INERIS report on accuracy of air emissions monitoring

ESWET together with CEWEP and FEAD are pleased to publish a report prepared by INERIS Institute addressing the question of air emissions monitoring within the Industrial Emissions Directive. The report focuses on reliability and accuracy of monitoring at very low concentrations, which has significant implications on the drawing up of Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference documents (BREFs) and the setting of BAT Associated Emission Levels.

We consider that the monitoring issue must be very seriously taken into account before going further in the review process of Waste Treatment BREF and Waste Incineration BREF and before official validation of Large Combustion Plants BREF and Reference Report on Monitoring.

The report is available in French (authorative language version) and English.

Introductory note on INERIS report addressing the performances of available emission monitoring techniques and the issue of minimum possible ELVs/BATAELs



ESWET Site Visit to Indaver plant

ESWET would like to thank all participants to the ESWET site visit to the Waste-to-Energy Plant in Beveren.

For more information, click here.

In follow-up to the visit, Ms Franciosi wrote an article (in Italian) for L'Indro and Ms Timm for Revolve Media.



Bottom Ash Metal Recycling : Joint Statement

Various industries, including ESWET, very much support the Commission’s proposal to count recycling of metals from Waste-to-Energy’s bottom ash towards recycling targets in the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, while meeting certain quality criteria. Read the joint statement here.

For additional information, see the Bottom Ash factsheet developed by CEWEP.



ESWET Activity Report

The ESWET Activity Report for 2015 has been published.

To download the full report, please click here.



ESWET in the Media

With so much going on with the EU Waste-to-Energy policy, Ben Messenger (Waste Management World) spoke with Guillaume Perron-Piché, Policy Officer at the European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology, to shed some light on how it all fits together.

To download the full article, please click here.



Input Public Consultation on Renewable Energy Directive Review

In preparation for the Renewable Energy Directive review, ESWET is confident that EU decision-makers will maintain the current recognition of the renewable energy contributions made by Waste-to-Energy.

To download, please click here.



Press Breakfast

ESWET organised its first Press Event. The Event focussed on the Circular Economy Package and the contribution of Waste-to-Energy to the circular economy.

For more information, click here.