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The WtERT 2008 Nominations and Awards

Mr. Artie Cole of Wheelabrator Technologies and Covanta Energy NOx suppression technology won, respectively, the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Industry Award 2008.

2008 Outstanding Contribution Award

The WTERT 2008 Outstanding Contribution Award recognized individuals who as researchers, inventors, policy makers, statesmen, or industrialists have made an outstanding contribution to advancing the recovery of energy from municipal solid wastes (MSW) in a nation or region. The Nominees were:

  • Jorgen Haukohl of Ramboll Engineering, Denmark
  • Daan van der Linde of AEB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Bernt Johnke, Federal Environmental Agency, Germany
  • Hakan Rylander, SYSAV, Sweden
  • Artie Cole, Wheelabrator Technologies, USA
  • Charles O. Velzy, ASME International, USA
  • John Klett, Covanta Energy, USA
The contributions to the global WTE industry of the Nominees to this Award were acknowledged in an article that appeared in the 2008 Review Issue of the “Waste Management World” of the International Solid Waste Association (Google: WTERT Nominations). The winner of the Award was Mr. Artie Cole of Wheelabrator Technologies. He will receive the Award at the WTERT Annual Dinner of October 16, 2008 in New York City.

2008 Industry Award

The WTERT 2008 Industry Award recognized very significant and firstly-implemented advances to the stoker combustion (“mass burn”) process since 1995. The Nominees were:
  • The Pyromix wastewater sludge injection system of Veolia, France
  • The SYNCOM oxygen enrichment system of Martin GmbH, Germany
  • The NOx suppression technology (LN and VLN processes) of Covanta Energy, USA
  • The Waterwall furnace platen system of Wheelabrator Technologies, USA
  • The energy efficient boiler and ash processing system of AEB Amsterdam Waste-Fired Power Plant (WFPP), Netherlands
The winner of the Award was the Covanta Energy NOx suppression technology. Mr. Steve Goff of Covanta Energy will receive the Award on behalf of his company at the WTERT Annual Dinner of October 16, 2008 in New York City.


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.

Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
Executing firm: Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

MBT Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: STRABAG AG

Flue Gas Cleaning

The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.

Category: Incineration
Executing firm: ete.a - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie– und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH

Batch Dry Fermentation

The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).

Category: Recycling / Fermentation
Executing firm: BEKON Energy Technologies Co. & KG

MBT Warsaw, Poland

The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: Convaero GmbH

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