7th CEWEP Waste-to-Energy Congress: LOCAL Energy from LOCAL Waste

CEWEP, one of EEF’s Associate Members, will analyse the local exploitation of waste for energy production during the annual congress that will be held on 24 and 25 of September in Brussels.

Karl F. Falkenberg (Director General, European Commission DG Environment) will open the congress as a key note speaker exploring “The Commission’s vision of a Circular Economy”.

A number of eminent speakers from the European Parliament, the Ministry of the Environment in Italy (EU Presidency), the Commission, waste agencies, municipalities, industry, associations and academia will be participating.

The programme, full list of speakers and other details about the congress can be downloaded from here.

The European Commission has recently published their proposals on the Circular Economy waste management is currently high on the political agenda. The CEWEP Congress will provide an ideal forum for EU and Local decision makers, the waste management industry and other stakeholders to discuss:

- How can new waste targets translate into high quality recovered materials?
- How to make the most of remaining waste - an affordable, locally available source of energy.
- How will the new generation of ‘Best Available Techniques’ develop for the waste sector?
- How recovering metals and aggregates from Waste-to-Energy bottom ash helps to close the loop in the circular economy.



CEWEP is the umbrella association of the owners and operators of Waste-to-Energy plants across Europe. They thermally treat house­hold and similar waste from not otherwise reusable or recyclable waste and generate energy from it.