Task 36 Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy (previously known as Integrating Energy Recovery into Solid Waste Management Systems) is an international working work which seeks to raise public awareness of sustainable energy generation from biomass residues and waste fractions including municipal solid waste (MSW) as well as to increase technical information dissemination. As outlined in the 3-year work programme, Task 36 seeks to understand what role energy from waste and material recycling can have in a circular economy and identify technical and non-technical barriers and opportunities needed to achieve this vision.
News and Highlights
New publication: Final report – Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy
Final report: Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy Waste-to-energy, commonly via a combustion-based process, is an effective component of a modern waste management strategy, whereby landfill-bound waste streams are converted to heat and...
New publication: Case study about IVAR MSW sorting facility in Norway
Sorting technologies Case study about a MSW sorting facility in Norway – IVAR The IVAR plant combines post-sorting of residual waste with recycling of some of the plastic waste fractions. At the plant five different fraction of plastics, four fractions of paper,...
“Upcoming event – Workshop on thermochemical technologies for feedstock recycling of waste at Karlsruhe on Dec 5, 2017.
Task 36 - Integrating energy recovery into solid waste management systems - will host a technology oriented workshop on so called advanced thermal treatment processes. Drivers and barriers for alternative thermal treatment of waste is one of the key task activities....
“Toward a Sustainable Waste Management” – Rome (16-17 May 2016)
Workshop: “Toward a Sustainable Waste Management” - Rome (16-17 May 2016). Further details.
Latest Publications and Reports
IEA Bioenergy Task 36 Work Programme 2022-2024
During 2022–2024, Task 36 will focus on the effect that circular economy initiatives along the waste and energy value chain will have in the deployment of bioenergy globally. Objectives The specific objectives for the proposed programme are: Understanding economic,...
Case study: Decentralised Micro-biodigester systems for rural South Africa
Decentralised Micro-biodigester systems for rural South Africa This is the third of a case study compilation to explore lessons on material and energy valorisation of waste within the framework of IEA Bioenergy Task 36. The central technology in this case study is...
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