Publications

  • Case study: Valorisation of biowaste in the United States: Distributed biogas upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) using biomethanation

    Jun 2022

    Valorisation of biowaste in the United States: Distributed biogas upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)using biomethanation Renewable natural gas deployments in the United States have increased significantly in recent years. As of 3/31/2020, there are 119 operational projects with a further 88 under construction. Renewable natural gas upgrading is a mature technology that processes biogas […]

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  • Case study: Sorting technologies – Case study about a MSW sorting facility in Norway – IVAR

    May 2022

    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, bio-waste, glass, and metal packaging are separated. In total 83.2 % by weight […]

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  • Final report: Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy

    Apr 2022

    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 power. The technologies supporting these pathways are mature and well-developed and have for many years contributed positively to […]

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  • IEA Bioenergy Task 36 Work Programme 2022-2024

    Jan 2022

    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, societal, and environmental aspects derived from different EfW and material recycling technologies/strategies adopted. Highlight the role […]

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  • Case study: Decentralised Micro-biodigester systems for rural South Africa

    Dec 2021

    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 micro-biodigesters systems applied in rural areas in South Africa.).  South Africa’s rural areas […]

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  • Case study: HTC:Valorisation of organic waste and sewage sludges for hydrochar production and biofertilizers

    Oct 2021

    Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC):Valorisation of organic waste and sewage sludges for hydrochar production and biofertilizers The HTC process offers a unique way to recover materials from organic wastes and sludges which are otherwise difficult and expensive to be valorised. This novel technology has been developed at industrial scale during the last 10 years and represents a […]

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  • Webinar: Transitioning towards a decarbonised circular economy: Focus on Waste to Energy

    Jun 2021

    IEA-Bioenergy Task 36 discussed Transitioning towards a decarbonised circular economy with Focus on Waste to Energy at the SABIA NATIONAL BIOGAS CONFERENCE 2021 (online from South Africa) With the increased need to incorporate renewable energy resources in the energy mix, the transition towards a decarbonized circular economy has become an “hot topic” among policy makers, […]

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  • Deployment of bio-CCS: case study on Waste-to-Energy

    May 2021

    Deployment of bio-CCS: case study on Waste-to-Energy – Fortum Oslo Varme (FOV) Despite growing global ambitions towards increased material recycling, waste-to-energy (WtE) will likely continue to play an important role in coming decades as a means of managing waste streams that for one reason or another may be difficult to treat otherwise. Typically, 40-60% of […]

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  • Case Study: Waste-to-Energy and Social Acceptance. Copenhill WtE plant in Copenhagen

    Mar 2021

    Waste-to-Energy and Social Acceptance: Copenhill WtE plant in Copenhagen Copenhill Waste-to-Energy (WtE) represents an example of integration of WtE plants in an urban area and collaboration with the residents to achieve social acceptance in the activities developed by the WtE sector. This report describes technical and economic aspects of the Copenhill plant, and how the […]

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