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Letter to COP28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on Methane Emissions from the Waste Sector

New York/Dubai, November 7, 2023: The Global WtERT Council with the University of Sharjah, host of WtERT Emirates, co-signed a letter to the COP28 President H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber calling for urgent action to divert waste from landfills, which are responsible for the release of huge amounts of methane emissions that contribute to global warming. The letter [...]

Closing ceremony of the 7th International Training Workshop of Waste to Energy

On November 8, the 7th International Training Workshop on Waste to Energy (WtE) and the 5th International Symposium on Energy Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste for Sustainable Urban Development concluded with great success. Zhejiang University (ZJU) hosted the events, which were also co-hosted by Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT) and the International Consultant Committee on Waste to Energy (ICCWtE). [...]

Launching the Activities of Global WtERT Council at Jordan University of Science and Technology | WtERT Jordan

We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Global WtERT Council (WtERT) and Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). Both organizations agreed to join forces to collaborate together to advance research and exchange experiences, knowledge and skills in the field of energy from waste. On October 27th, 2023, JUST organized a [...]

The 7th International Training Workshop on Waste to Energy opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 7th International Training Workshop of Waste to Energy was successfully held on October 25th, 2023 in Hangzhou. Prof. Xiaodong Li, Chair of the workshop and International Consultant Committee of Waste to Energy (ICCWtE) from the Institute of Thermal Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, hosted the opening ceremony with welcoming address from officers from Zhejiang Provincial [...]

It’s time for Africa to look for engineering solution to turn waste into energy

It’s time for Africa to look for engineering solution to turn waste into energy By Reda Kabbaj, Research Associate, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University | VP International Relations, WtERT.org The situation of waste management in Africa is getting worse. The continent's poor waste management is already having an adverse effect on both human and environmental health. Most of [...]

Press Release | WtERT Announces Election of New President and Board Members

Global WtERT Council Inc. Announces Election of New President and Board Members New York, August 8, 2023: Global WtERT Council Inc. Dba WtERT® announced that Prof. Qunxing Huang, Vice Dean, College of Energy Engineering of Zhejiang University (www.doe.zju.edu.cn) has been elected as new President of the scientific research organization as of the beginning of 2023. After heading WtERT since [...]

Discussion of ZWE report on dioxins from WtE plants

In January Zero Waste Europe published an article on dioxin emissions in three European waste-to-energy plants. Here Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis, director of the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University discusses the report. From article of Waste Management World In January 2023, Waste Management World (WMW) published a biomonitoring research on waste incinerator emissions in three countries by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE). In [...]

Guidelines on Public-Private Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals in Waste-to-Energy Projects for Non-Recyclable Waste: Pathways towards a Circular Economy

The Sixth session of the Working Party on PPPs has adopted a second document contributing to the cross-cutting theme of the 69th session of the ECE on the circular economy transition. Read the UNECE “Guidelines on PPPs for the SDGs in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Projects for Non-Recyclable Waste: Pathways towards a Circular Economy“ with: 👉 7 practical recommendations to ensure that PPP WTE projects are “fit for [...]

The Global WtERT Council represented by more than 24 Universities and Research Institute share an open letter for world leaders at COP27

Letter from Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis1 and all members of the Global WtERT Council2 an international consortium of universities representing 24 Nations to Organizing Committee of COP27 Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University (https://earth.engineering.columbia.edu) Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council, (wtert.org) We like to bring to your attention that the generation of methane from waste dumps and landfills is one [...]

2020 Survey of European WTE plants

The 2021 Waste-to-Energy (WtE) survey shows that WtE plants are still much needed. Thermal treatment in WtE plants continues to represent an indispensable and solid pillar in waste management. Furthermore, responses from operators clearly show the sector as a driver of innovation, through their work in carbon capture solutions and hydrogen production. The survey also demonstrates that putting a [...]

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