Brussels — CEWEP has announced new members from Luxembourg, Lithuania and Turkey. Sidor, Fortum Klaipėda (Fortum Group) and Eren Holding were all greatly welcomed in the European Waste-to-Energy operators‘ community.
Syndicat Intercommunal Sidor is operating the only Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and treats residual waste from the center and the south of the country where 375,000 people or two thirds of the Luxembourgish population live.
Fortum Klaipėda operates the Klaipėda WtE plant that treats waste from the western part of Lithuania. The first and so far the only WtE plant in the country was commissioned in 2013. The plant supplies about 40 percent of the heat demand of Klaipėda’s 160,000 residents while electricity is fed to the general Lithuanian energy grid.
Eren Holding joined CEWEP as an Associate Member with Modern Enerji’s first Solid Waste Incineration Plant in Çorlu (near Istanbul) with an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes.
“2016 is going to be a very exciting year for CEWEP with the developments regarding the European Circular Economy and the WtE Communication paper that will be published under the Energy Union. We are very happy to see more and more operators joining CEWEP and supporting our mission. WtE plays a crucial role in both waste management and energy systems by generating energy from residual waste that cannot otherwise be reused or recycled in a sustainable way”, says Ferdinand Kleppmann, the President of CEWEP.
Source: CEWEP – Confederation of European Waste-to- Energy Plants