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									                                 Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

Carbon footprint and Renewable Energy Contribution of Waste-to-Energy across
Europe.

The waste processing route for domestic and comparable waste via incineration with energy
recovery, which we prefer to call Waste-to-Energy (WtE), is already making a significant
contribution to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, in two ways:
    - It enables the switch away from landfill and thus avoids the methane emissions from
       landfill
    - The intrinsic saving of CO2 eq emissions through the production of electricity and
       heat which otherwise would be generated from fossil fuels.
With a total amount of waste treated via Waste-to-Energy of about 59 million tonnes in 2006
(in EU27) we are already saving about 23 million tonnes of CO2 eq.

We have extensively investigated the CO2 reduction potential of the WtE route as a function
of
   - The energy efficiency options of the process itself
   - The substitution mix of electricity and heat in individual European countries
   - Trends in waste composition as countries improve their source separation

As a result of this we are able to demonstrate the CO2 eq reduction, which can be achieved
by country by a further switch away from landfill to a combination of Waste-to-Energy and
Recycling.


                   Potential CO2 reduction from WtE for EU 27:
                    about 600 kg CO2 eq/ tonne of waste diverted from landfill
                   (conservative estimates)


                       Installation                  Million tonnes CO2 eq        Equivalent annual
                                                     avoided (both scenario’s)    emissions from cars


                       Improving of existing WtE          5,8 million tonnes      3 million cars
                       plants
                       (treating 56,7 million
                       tonnes



                       New WtE plants                39,4 million tonnes          19 million cars
                       (treating 54,8 million
                       tonnes
                       MSW additionally)
                       Total                         45 million tonnes            22 million cars


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                       45 million tonnes of CO2 represents 6 % of EU Commission reduction target !




                                      CEWEP - Confederation of European Waste-to- Energy Plants

Boulevard Clovis 12A                               Tel. : +32 (0)2 770 63 11                      info@cewep.eu    1
B-1000 Brussels                                    Fax : +32 (0)2 770 68 14                       www.cewep.eu
                       Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

A related topic is the Renewable Energy contribution from the WtE sector across Europe. An
analysis of the amount of renewable Energy already produced by WtE both in the form of
electricity and heat has been made by country and this demonstrates also the major
potential towards the future:




In view of the binding targets which have been set by the EU for each EU 27 countries this is
a contribution which is substantial. In 2006 renewable energy from WtE accounted for a
substantial % of the national renewable energy generation in particular for the following
countries: The Netherlands (14,3 %), Belgium (13,3 %), Denmark(12,5%) and Germany (7,5
%).


                          CEWEP - Confederation of European Waste-to- Energy Plants

Boulevard Clovis 12A                   Tel. : +32 (0)2 770 63 11                      info@cewep.eu   2
B-1000 Brussels                        Fax : +32 (0)2 770 68 14                       www.cewep.eu
                       Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants


JLC Manders - short CV
Mr Manders is Deputy President of CEWEP, which is the Confederation of European Waste
to Energy Plants, representing the interests of the WtE industry across Europe. In this role
he is acting in particularly on behalf of the Waste to Energy Industry in the Netherlands,
united in the Dutch Waste Management Association.

Since his retirement from AVR- van Gansewinkel in July 2008 Mr Manders is also acting as
an independent strategy consultant in the area of Energy from Waste. He is speaking
frequently at conferences across Europe in the area of Waste Management and Energy from
Waste.

Until July 2008 Mr. Manders, was the Director External Affairs of AVR – Van Gansewinkel,
which is the leading environmental management and waste processing company within the
Benelux, formed in 2007 by the merger of AVR and Van Gansewinkel.

Mr. Manders joined AVR in 2000 as the director responsible for AVR’s Waste Processing
business and worked in this role until 2007. This business represents a turnover of about
300 million euros and comprises a range of waste processing technologies among which 2
million tpa of incineration of household and commercial waste.




                          CEWEP - Confederation of European Waste-to- Energy Plants

Boulevard Clovis 12A                   Tel. : +32 (0)2 770 63 11                      info@cewep.eu   3
B-1000 Brussels                        Fax : +32 (0)2 770 68 14                       www.cewep.eu

								
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