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 Science and Technology Exchange and Talent Service Center, Professors from Zhejiang University including Prof. Huang, President of Global WtERT Council and Vice Dean of College of Energy Engineering, and Zhejiang University of Technology and Mr. Reda M. Kabbaj, Vice President, International Relations of Global WtERT Council.

More than 30 international participants from 21 countries, and representatives from leading Chinese Waste-to-Energy industries, attended the opening ceremony.

The International Training Workshop on Waste to Energy has been held annually since 2016. The previous six workshops trained 151 trainees from 27 countries, including government agencies, universities, research institutes, enterprises, and non-governmental organizations. This has created significant international influence and achieved tangible results. The current training workshop received nearly a hundred applications from 25 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

Participants will undergo a 15-day training program covering topics including waste management status and policy framework in China, waste characteristics and treatment technology, pollutant control, design of waste incineration plants, operation management, and business models.