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weTHINK. Waste Circularity RDF/SRF online conference – 22 MAY 2024

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weTHINK. Waste Circularity RDF/SRF

 

“Legal perspectives and trends on national and European level for RDF/SRF”

“Technical challenges and innovation/ best practices for RDF /SRF”

AGENDA

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction and agenda (Ingo Mayr-Knoch, weTHINK.)

10.10 – 10.40 Keynote 1: “The Austrian way to low landfill rates – use of waste fuels and secondary raw materials”, Hubert Grech (Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Deputy Head of Department – Waste Management Planning, Waste Treatment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites)
10.40 – 11.10 Keynote 2: “Alternative fuels in cement production – a contribution to the circular economy and CO2 reduction” Martin Schneider (vdz technical and scientific association for the German cement industry)

11.10 – 11.40 Keynote 3: Risk or Opportunity for Material Recycling”, discussed on Best Practices, Christian Lampl (Geocycle Holcim)

11.40 – 12.10 Keynote 4: Waste to energy in the paper industry – example of a new plant” Martin Simmler (Energy, Environment & Sustainability Department – Norske SKOG Austria)

12.10 – 13.25 Interactive Panel discussion – Legal perspectives of RDF SRF / Technical challenges and innovation of RDF SRF  

  • Hubert Grech  (Austrian Federal Ministry)

  • Martin Schneider (vdz)

  • Christian Lampl (Geocycle CE Holcim – Cement)

  • Martin Simmler (Norske SKOG Austria)

  • Tomaz Vuk (Salonit Anhovo)

  • Roland Pomberger (Montan University of Leoben)

  • Ed Verhamme (Alternate Resource Partner)

  • Jane Haavaldsen (Amiblu)
  • Gerald Sertschnigg (Ecorec)
  • Herwig Schuster (Greenpeace)

     

13.25 – 13.30 Wrap up and follow-up steps

 

Abstracts:

“The Austrian way to low landfill rates – use of waste fuels and secondary raw materials”, Hubert Grech

The presentation will cover the legal background for the use of waste fuels and secondary raw materials in Austria. The comprehensive and complete regulation of waste (co-) incineration led to legal certainty and high recovery rates. Actual data about waste (co-)incineration and the use of secondary raw materials in the cement industry will also be presented.

“Alternative fuels in cement production – a contribution to the circular economy and CO2 reduction” Martin Schneider

The cement and concrete sector has embarked on a net-zero journey to become carbon neutral in the next 20 to 25 years. Many levers will need to be applied, of which the use of low CO2 fuels is an essential one. The cement industry already has a lot of experience in using alternative fuels derived from waste. The fuel and the material part can be used simultaneously (co-processing), while the biogenic fractions in these wastes contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions from cement production. While some countries have already achieved a high rate of substitution of fossil fuels by alternative fuels, other regions still have a high potential to increase substitution and consequently reduce CO2 emissions.

Risk or Opportunity for Material Recycling”, discussed on Best Practices, Christian Lampl

The presentation presents and explains the new ISO 4349 Solid recovered fuel, Determination of the recycling index for coprocessing. Based on examples I would like to discuss the impact of the Recycling Index for the recycling industry. As a conclusion, coprocessing is supporting the development of new recycling methods (Wind mills) and is giving to rejects from the recycling industry (paper rejects, plastic rejects) additional recycling quotas. Material recycling and coprocessing are complementary technologies .

 Waste to energy in the paper industry – example of a new plant” Martin Simmler

Norske Skog Bruck is a producer of publication and packaging paper in Austria. The energy need for the production was covered by a gas fired CHP plant. With the installation of a WTE boiler the demand for fossil fuels and the responding CO2 emissions could be reduced by 2/3. Own waste materials like paper rejects and sludge as well as RDF are the fuels for the WTE boiler. Industrial installations are good examples for WTE when replacing fossil fuels.

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Who do we bring together?

  • We bring together all key strategy actors (ministers, public officials, municipalities, industry associations, waste collection, recycling/ treatment companies, in Europe with an initial focus on Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe.

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  • Through closed groups on the online crowd knowledge platform – weTHINK.eu.
  • Through bi-monthly online working group meetings and two bi-annual online conferences.

Why do we bring them together?

  • To regularly exchange, technical operational and strategic know how and best practices on waste and waste management. 
  • To conduct training for service companies and municipalities on water and waste  management.
  • To develop strategy recommendations and position papers to improve  the legal, political and economic environment for successful waste circularity.
  • To develop projects on waste circularity and to implement them.
  • To improve waste circularity in Europe.
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