Can Waste-to-Energy become carbon negative?
With previsions of a global waste generation almost doubling by 2050, the application of carbon capture technologies in Waste-to-Energy is a great opportunity to move away from landfills and limit global warming. The development of CCS in Waste-to-Energy plants can turn waste into a negative emitter.
To discuss the topic, ESWET has invited three high-level speakers from EU institutions, industry, and research: Jannicke Bjerkas, Director CCS of Fortum Oslo Varme, whose CCS project at the Klemestrud Waste-to-Energy facility is one of the most advanced in Europe. David Kearns, Senior Consultant at the Global CCS Institute, who signed in 2019 the report “Waste-to-Energy with CCS: A pathway to carbon-negative power generation” and Maria Velkova, Policy Officer in DG Climate Action at the European Commission, active in the Innovation Fund Programme and the development of the EU policy on carbon capture, utilisation, and storage.
The conversation will focus on whether and how non-recyclable waste can deliver negative emissions, and which policies are needed for Europe to lead this process.
At the end of the discussion, moderated by Patrick Clerens, ESWET Secretary-General, the participants will have time for an extensive Q&A session with the speakers.
The online event will take place on Friday 27 November from 10:00 to 11:30 CET.