Webinar: Pollution and Waste-to-Energy: Myth or Reality?

Webinar: Pollution and Waste-to-Energy: Myth or Reality?

On Thursday 7 April, ESWET organises a webinar for an open discussion on Waste-to-Energy, Industrial Emissions and Pollution Prevention.

Waste-to-Energy plants are often under the microscope because of the emissions they generate. How are these emissions regulated? How are they measured? Are they harmful? And what do the plants do to prevent them?

All these questions, and many more, will be discussed in a webinar organised by ESWET on Thursday 7 April at 10:00 CET, with speakers from the European Commission, Polytechnic University of Milan, CEWEP and ESWET.

Anita Matic, Policy Officer at DG Environment of the European Commission will introduce the Industrial Emissions Directive and the latest news related to the monitoring of Waste-to-Energy plants. Leen de Bruycker, Technical Officer at CEWEP will discuss the recently-published report on Dioxins emissions by Waste-to-Energy plants.

These two presentations will be followed by the intervention of Giovanni Lonati, Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan, who will show a comparison between pollution from road traffic in the city centres of some Northern Italian towns and pollution from Waste-to-Energy plants.

The last two presentations, by Aurelie Moll and Ruediger Margraf, both members of the ESWET Technical Committee, will turn the view inside the Waste-to-Energy plant, focusing on the technologies that help prevent pollution, such as flue gas cleaning and emissions measurement.

At the end of the talks, there will be time for a Q&A session with all the speakers, where the audience will have the opportunity to take the floor and address the speakers with their questions.

Registrations are free with a capacity of 500 participants.



10:00 – 10:05: Aurélien Ballagny, ESWET Head of Policy.

Introduction and Moderation of the event

10:05 – 10:15: Anita Matic, European Commission – Directorate-General for Environment Unit C4 – Industrial Emissions & Safety.

Waste incineration and the IED: pollution prevention and monitoring requirements.

10:15 – 10:30: Leen de Bruycker, CEWEP, Technical Officer.

Presentation of the report: “Dioxins and Waste-to-Energy plants: New report on the State of the Art“

10:30 – 10:45: Giovanni Lonati, Polytechnic University of Milan, Civil and Environmental Civil Engineering Department, Associate Professor.

Comparison between road traffic and WtE pollution in Northern Italy

10:45 – 11:00: Rüdiger Margraf, Member of the ESWET Technical Committee, and Managing Director, Luehr Filter.

Flue Gas Cleaning: Depollution technologies for Waste-to-Energy

11:00 – 11:15: Aurélie Moll, Member of the ESWET Technical Committee, and Technical Industry Manager – Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage and Waste & Recycling, SICK.

Measurement technology and data evaluation from Waste-to-Energy

11:15 – 11:45: Panel Discussion and Q&A

For more information about the event, please contact Mr Paolo Nouvion at p.nouvion@clerens.eu.