• Report: Trends and drivers in alternative thermal conversion of waste

    Sep 2020

    Trends and drivers in alternative thermal conversion of waste This report, prepared by IEA Bioenergy Task 36, discusses both trends impacting solid waste management systems within EU countries as well as selected alternative thermal treatment technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification. Aspects concerning technology readiness and affordability are highlighted as well as the need to […]

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  • Report: Trends in the use of solid recovered fuels

    May 2020

    The Report provides a background reference on terminology and origin (waste stream and treatment processes) of solid recovered fuels (SRF) and a brief analysis of the SRF market in a selection of countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The focus is on the current role of SRF (production and final end uses) in the waste-to-energy […]

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  • Workshop Technology pathways for energy recovery from waste in a Circular Economy, Brisbane, november 2019

    Dec 2019

      The presetations and the workshop summary report can be download from the item list below: Task memebers presentations: US Case studies on Energy Recovery from Wate, Beau Hoffman, US Department of Energy Guests’ presentations: Biofutures, Michael Burke, Qld Government Developing Queensland’s energy-from-Waste policy, Esther Richards, Qld Goverment_ Social Licence to Operate and Public Acceptance […]

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  • Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy. Case study 3: MSW pre-treatment for gasification

    Nov 2019

      Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy – Case study 3: Pretreatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) for gasification   Gasification is a flexible technology for converting solid fuels into heat, power, chemicals or fuels. When applied to biomass-based materials, carbon-neutral energy production is possible. Biomass gasification is a well-established technology, but typical biomass feedstock materials tend […]

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  • Workshop on Nutrient Recovery, Stockholm, May 7, 2019

    Jun 2019

    For a number of years now there has been an increased focus in Europe on the nutrients that are lost through linear use/treatment of waste (specifically food/organic waste fractions in MSW and sewage sludge). Connected with the fact that the market for phosphorus being dominated by Morocco and Western Sahara having around 80% of the […]

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  • Waste Energy for the Future

    Mar 2019 read more
  • Transboundary flows of woody biomass waste streams in Europe

    Jan 2019

    The report focuses on trans boundary shipment flows of solid biomass waste, particularly wood waste (hazardous and non-hazardous), in the north-western part of Europe in the years 2010-2016. Non-hazardous wood waste is a rather cheap fuel in comparison to other solid biomass resources and hence is used in some countries for bioenergy production on a […]

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  • Workshop on Production and Utilisation Options for Solid Recovered Fuels

    Jun 2018

    In the circular economy, the production and utilisation of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is increasingly recognised as an important element in waste management practises. SRF is produced from non-hazardous waste from biogenic and fossil origins and is thus consideredas a partly renewable. SRF has usually undergone a sorting process and should meet strict quality requirements. Narrow […]

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  • Presentations from Workshop on Thermochemical Technologies for Feedstock Recycling of Waste

    Mar 2018

    Workshop on “Thermochemical Technologies For Feedstock Recycling of Waste” Thermochemical conversion technologies can provide a significant contribution to Circular Economy (CE). Although transformation of today‘s mainly linear economy towards CE is one of the major sustainability approaches, we have seen little long-term implementation of waste gasification, waste pyrolysis, or similar processes for feedstock recycling, so […]

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