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21 June 2022, Path to Net Zero: Is Waste-To-Energy Part of the Solution? Brussels

Can Waste-to-Energy be part of the new sustainable world? Can the sector deliver on carbon emission savings or even removal? And what role will it play in a fully circular economy and climate neutral society?

The event discussed the current climate contributions of the Waste-to-Energy sector and presented three projections for further reduction potentials achievable with the integration of Carbon Capture Use & Storage (CCUS).

new concept for a Waste-to-Energy facility was also presented. A plant which is not only essential to treat the large fractions of non-recyclable waste generated by our society, but is able to combine multiple technologies together into a fully functional integrated resource recovery facility.

Finally, the necessary steps in policymaking, funding and enabling conditions were addressed. The participants also had the opportunity to discuss with experts that have first-hand experience implementing real-life CCU and CCS projects.


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, Vice-President of ESWET: Recovering the non-recyclable: the Integrated Resource Recovery Facility

Panel Discussion

  • Chris Bolesta, CCUS Team Leader, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Monica Praat, Logistics Manager, AVR, The Netherlands
  • Jacob H. Simonsen, CEO of ARC Copenhagen

You can also watch the full recording of the event: