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The first WtERT Annual Meeting Europe 2010 in Brno, Czech Republic was a great success

Over 200 participants, who attended the event in Brno or via webcam live streaming, learned a lot about WtE implementation options, WtE state of the art technology and the role of WtE in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.


1 Press Release
2 Photo Gallery
3 Proceedings
4 List of participants (online participants not included)

Press Release

Brno, 14th of October – The first WtERT Annual Meeting Europe – Brno 2010 was held from Tuesday the 12th of October to Thursday the 14th of October in Brno, Czech Republic, focusing on the topic “Waste-to-Energy in Eastern Europe”.

The conference was organised by WtERT Germany together with the Czech AdMaS Centre research institution that deals with research in advanced building materials, advanced structures and mathematical modelling. The main aim of the conference was to introduce the WtERT organisation and concept to different countries in Eastern and South-East Europe and to present the actual state of the art in waste-to-energy technologies, the future possibilities of their development, improvement, market-specified optimisation and financing.

The opening of the conference was held by the founders of WtERT Germany - Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin Faulstich, who is also the president of the organisation, and Prof. Dr. Ing. Peter Quicker. Together they greeted over 200 experts and specialists from 15 different countries who attended the conference in Brno or via the live webcam streaming. The dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Brno University of Technology, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rostislav Drochytka, then held the welcome speech. The founder and the chairman of the WtERT head organisation at the Earth Engineering Center of the Columbia University, Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis, explained to the visitors of the conference the global aim of the WtERT organisation, while Michael Jakuttis introduced the main roots and goals of WtERT Germany.

The conference started with a visit to the renewed Brno waste-to-energy plant SAKO Brno that was recently successfully renewed with the help of several funding options. The EU funding of the renewal of the Brno WtE plant was prepared as a Waste Management Brno project and represents a unique (pilot) project in the EU for this kind of investment. The renewal included a complete review and restructuring of the Brno Waste Management. The project lasted for seven years and all the challenges and main changes that occurred during were presented in detail at the visit of the plant, which ended with the sightseeing of the incinerator.

The second day of the conference included helpful topics for a successful implementation of WtE. Within the “Politics, Society and Law” relevant EU legislation for WtE was presented (Dr. Ella Stengler) along with the status of WtE in Europe (Prof. Dr. Thomé-Kozmiensky) and EU funding and implementation possibilities (Vojtěch Doležal). In addition, the main constructor of the renewed SAKO Brno plant, CNIM France, presented their view points of the Brno Waste Management Project (Desire Bendahan).

The “Technology Status and Development Overview” section introduced the state of the art in WtE today (Franz Neubacher), experiences and the reliability of new WtE (Markus Gleis) as well as sludge-to-energy technologies (Stefan Pfister). Furthermore, topics on “Energy and Efficiency” included concrete WtE energy efficient examples, such as the Amsterdam’s vision on the 4th generation of WtE (Marcel van Berlo), synergy of waste fermentation on site of the WtE plant (Werner Bauer), consequences of operating the WtE plants at extreme steam parameters (Bettina Kamuk) and a presentation on the determination of the biogenic fraction of waste (Prof. Dr. Helmut Rechberger).

The status and trends of flue gas cleaning (Rudi Karpf) together with heavy metals behaviour in flue gases (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard W. Vosteen), state of the art NOx reduction (Dr.-Ing. Oliver Gohlke) were presented in the “Emissions and Flue Gas Cleaning” section, which was concluded by a presentation about general WtE emisssions and residues (Dr. Mario Mocker).

The third day of the conference offered an overview of the actual state on WtE in Eastern European countries and the countries of South-East Europe.Country reports on waste management in general and the WtE status and future options included a review of the entire Balkan area (Dr. Efstratios Kalogirou), Poland (Prof. Dr. Gregorz Wielgosinski), Slovenia (Prof. Dr. Viktor Grilc), Croatia (Jasna Kufrin), Serbia (Doc. Dr. Goran Vujić) and Hungary (Gábor Éberhardt). The case of the implementation of another CNIM WtE project in Baku, Azerbaijan was also introduced (André Berthe, Zakir Ibrahimov).

The conference offered a great overview on the real waste management situation in many EU and non-EU countries that are still to implement WtE. It also offered some key information about the organisational and financing options as well as challenges that are head of them and showed what benefits from actual state of the art WtE technologies they can expect.

We would like to thank the main sponsors of the conference, CNIM France and Martin GmbH. Many thanks also to all other sponsors who contributed to the conference: E.ON Energy from Waste, OHL ŽS, IMOS group, Tenza, Sewaco, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Brno University of Technology, Technical University Munich, RWTH Aachen University and ATZ Entwicklungszentrum.


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An Example of Energy Efficiency - Amsterdam
Dipl.-Ing. Marcel Van Berlo
Baku - Azerbaijan: Waste-to-Energy Plant
André Berthe
Decentralized sludge utilisation producing thermal energy and electric power
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Pfister
Determination of biogenic fraction of the waste
Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Helmut Rechberger
Emissions and Residues
Dr. Mario Mocker
EU Funding: Financing and Implementation
Vojtech Dolezal
EU Legislation: What is relevant for WtE?
Dr. Ella Stengler
Experience with other thermal treatment processes
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Gleis
Flue Gas Cleaning: Status and Trends
Dipl.-Ing. Rudi Karpf
Goals and Roots of WtERT Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Jakuttis
Heavy Metals Behavior in Combustion Flue Gases and Emission Control of Heavy Metals
Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernhard W. Vosteen
Municipal waste management and waste-to-energy projects in Poland
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Wielgosinski
NOx-Reduction - State of the art and new developments
Dr. Oliver Gohlke
Opimisation of Eco-efficiency in Fermentation Plants through the Integration of Thermic Waste Recycling
Dipl.-Ing. Werner P. Bauer
Synergy effects through fermentation and incineration at the same location
Situation of Waste Management and Waste-to-Energy in Serbia
Doc. Dr. Goran Vujić
State-of-the-Art in Waste Incineration
Franz Neubacher
Status of WtE in Europe
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Karl J. Thomé-Kozmiensky
Striving for Sustainable Waste Management in a Rapidly Developing World
Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Municipal Solid Waste Management Project
Gábor Éberhardt
Technical, economical, operating consequences by operating at extreme steam parameters
B.Sc. Bettina Kamuk
The Brno WtE Project
Desire Bendahan
Waste management and waste-to-energy in Slovenia: A review
Prof. Dr. Viktor Grilc
Waste Management in Balkan Region
Dr. Efstratios Kalogirou
Waste Management in Baku city, Azerbaijan: current activities and future prospects
Zakir İbrahimov
Waste Management in the Republic of Croatia
Doc. Dr. Ing. Savka Kučar-Dragičević, B.Sc. Jasna Kufrin

List of Participants (online participants are not included)

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Dipl.-Ing. Werner Bauerbauer [at] ia-gmbh.deia GmbH, Germany
Ing. Ladislav Bebarbebar [at] fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Mr. Miroslav Behunmiroslav.behun [at] termoreg.skTERMOREG s.r.o.
Mr. Mohamed Belkacemimoha [at] cnim.huCNIM
Desire BendahanCNIM, France
Dipl.-Ing. Marcel van Berloberlo [at] afvalenergiebedrijf.nlAVA, Netherlands
André Bertheaberthe [at] cnim.comCNIM, France
Dipl.-Ing. Samir Binderbinder [at] atz.deATZ Entwicklungszentrum, Germany
Mr. Marco Bussolimarco.bussoli [at] flamespray.itFlame Spray Spa
Mr. Milan Cernosekeliska.radlova [at] vangansewinkel.czvan Gansewinkel, a. s.
Mr. René CrnaTenza
Mr. Gyula Csicsvarigyula.csicsvari [at] flamespray.huFlame Spray Spa
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Daschnerdaschner [at] atz.deATZ Entwicklungszentrum, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Gerold Dimaczekdimaczek [at] atz.deATZ Entwicklungszentrum, Germany
Vojtěch Doležalvdolezal [at] sewaco.czSewaco s.r.o, Czech Republic
Prof. Ing. Rostislav Drochytkadekan [at] fce.vutbr.czFCE BUT, Czech Republic
Ing. Radek Dvorakdvorak.r [at] fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Mr. Gabor Eberhardteberhardt [at] mfukht.huNorth-Great Palins Environmental Service Company
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Faulstichm.faulstich [at] wzw.tum.deTU Munich, Germany
Ing. Tomas Ferdanprochazkova.e [at] fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Gleismarkus.gleis [at] uba.deFederal Environment Agency, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Oliver Gohlkeoliver.gohlke [at] martingmbh.deMartin GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Viktor Grilcviktor.grilc [at] ki.siUniversity of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ing. Stefan Hanigovskyodpadypo [at] stonline.skFecupral s.r.o.
Ing. Stefan Hanigovsky jr.office [at] fecrupal.skFecupral s.r.o.
Mr. Zdenek Hládík
Mr. Jorg Hodalicjorg.hodalic [at] e-net-okolje.siE-NET Okolje
Dr. Peter Hodecekpeter.hodecek [at] avecz.czAVE CZ
Mrs. Marié Hrabrovská
Prof. Jiri Hrebicekhrebiczek [at] iba.muni.czMasaryk Univerity, IBA
Mr. Gerard Huedboudin [at] cnim.comCNIM SA
Mr. Zakir Ibrahimovz.ibrahimov [at] tamizshahar.azTamiz Shahar, Azerbaijan
Mrs. Nailya Imanovae.ismayil [at] tamizshahar.azTamiz Shahar, Azerbaijan
Mr. Pavel Ivanyijana.sokolova [at] vangansewinkel.czvan Gansewinkel, a. s.
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Jakuttisjakuttis [at] atz.deWtERT Germany
Mr. Jiri Kalinakalina [at] ecomanag.czECO Management s.r.o.
Dr. Efstratios Kalogirousynergia [at] synergia.com.grSYNERGIA, Greece
Mrs. Bettina KamukBKC [at] ramboll.dkRamboll, Denmark
Mr. Oliver Kargoliver.karg [at] eon-energie.comE.ON Energy from Waste
Dipl.-Ing. Rudi Karpfrudi.karpf [at] ete-a.deete.a, Germany
Dipl.-Biol. Theresa Kaufholdkaufhold [at] atz.deATZ Entwicklungszentrum, Germany
Ing. Petr Klimekprochazkova.e [at] fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Königt.koenig [at] gfa-online.comGfA Olching, Germany
Ing. Jiri Kropackropac [at] upei.fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Mrs. Jasna Kufrinjasna.kufrin [at] azo.hrCroatian Environmental Agency, Croatia
Mr. Gerald Kurzoffice [at] uvp.atUV&P Umweltmanagement
Mr. Mariusz Maciejewskimariusz_maciejewski [at] keppelseghers.comKeppel Seghers GmbH
M.Sc. Sasa Malekmalek [at] wtert.euWtERT Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Petr Marespetr.mares [at] ue.czUnited Energy, a. s.
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Martinmail [at] martingmbh.deMartin GmbH, Germany
Mr. Karl-Ulrich Martininfo [at] mokesa.chMokesa
Mr. Alexander Michaelsa.michaels [at] gmx.atTB-IB für Elektrotechnik
Dr. Mario Mockermocker [at] atz.deATZ Entwicklungszentrum, Germany
Mr. Martin Murermurer [at] tum.deTUM, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Franz NeubacherFranz.Neubacher [at] uvp.atNeubacher & Partner GmbH, Austria
Mr. Yves Noelnoel [at] teer.rwth-aachen.deRWTH Aachen, Germany
Mr. Anders Nordenöanders.nordeno [at] usitall.comUsitall/Tekniska Verken in Linköping
Mrs. Lenka Novakova
Mr. Martin Pavlaspavlas [at] fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Pfisterhladik [at] hubercs.czHuber SE, Germany
Jiri Plhák
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Quickerquicker [at] teer.rwth-aachen.deRWTH Aachen, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Dejan Rakinihis [at] eunet.rsIHIS Science & Technology Park Zemun
Dr. Petar Rakinihis [at] eunet.rsIHIS Science & Technology Park Zemun
Prof. Dr. Helmut Rechbergerh.rechberger [at] iwa.tuwien.ac.atTU Vienna, Austria
M.Sc.-Ing. Emmanuel Sernaemmanuelserna [at] gmail.comWtERT Germany
Ing. Roman Simorawien [at] saacke.atSaacke Ges.m.b.H.
Dipl.-Ing. Mirek Spicarmirek.spicar [at] aee-inova.chAE&E Inova
Dr. Ella Stenglerella.stengler [at] cewep.comCEWEP, Belgium
Ing. Libor Střihavkalibor.strihavka [at] sita.czSITA CZ a.s.
Mr. Mikulaš ŠetaffyTenza
Mrs. Liliana Themelislnt4 [at] columbia.eduEarth Engineernig Center Columbia University, USA
Prof. Nickolas J. Themelisnjt1 [at] columbia.eduEarth Engineernig Center Columbia University, USA
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Karl J. Thomé-Kozmienskytkverlag [at] vivis.deTK Verlag, Germany
Ing. Michal Tousprochazkova.e [at] fme.vutbr.czBrno University
Mr. Felix Trachselehd [at] tbf.chTBF + Partner AG
Mr. Vladimir Ucekajucekaj [at] evecobrno.czEVECO Brno
Prof. Dr. Gregorz Wielgosinskiwielgos [at] wipos.p.lodz.plTU Lodz, Poland
Mr. Frederico Viganofrederico.vigano [at] polimi.itPolitecino di Milano
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard W. Vosteenbernhard.vosteen [at] t-online.deVosteen Consulting GmbH, Germany
Doc. Dr. Goran Vujićgoranvujic [at] uns.ac.rsUniversity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ing. Vladimir Zuborzubor [at] ekoconsult.skEKOCONSULT


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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