Promoting bodies

  • US-EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency

    The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters. The EPA has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., regional offices for each of the agency's ten regions, and 27 laboratories. The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state, tribal, and local governments. It delegates some permitting, monitoring, and enforcement responsibility to U.S. states and the federally recognized tribes. EPA enforcement powers include fines, sanctions, and other measures. The agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts. WEBSITE

  • CEWEP - Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

    CEWEP, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants, is the umbrella association of the operators of Waste-to-Energy (incineration with energy recovery) plants, representing about 410 plants from 23 countries. They make up more than 80% of the Waste-to-Energy capacity in Europe. CEWEP members are committed to ensuring high environmental standards, achieving low emissions and maintaining state of the art energy production from remaining waste that cannot be recycled in a sustainable way. CEWEP organises plant visits, congresses, workshops and debates, often in the European Parliament, in order to inform decision makers and the public about Waste-to-Energy. It provides the public with information on emission levels, energy efficiency, on the technology of Waste-to-Energy incineration and the plants’ contribution to climate protection in order to raise citizens’ awareness of the role Waste-to-Energy plays in sustainable resource management. WEBSITE

  • SVEBIO - Swedish Bioenergy Association

    The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) was founded in 1980, after the oil crisis in 1979. At that time bioenergy accounted for 10 percent of the energy supply in Sweden. Bioenergy was not yet commercial and a major part of the bioenergy was used internally in the wood industry. As a non-profit organisation, Svebio has played a central role in bioenergy development. In the beginning Svebio provided a needed network to enable commercial use of wood chips in district heating systems. Almost all actors in the bioenergy field, including municipalities and politicians, were involved in this network. A lack of knowledge of bioenergy was common and conferences arranged by Svebio have contributed in turning bioenergy into a commercially accepted fuel. A major historical event was the BioEnergy 84 World Conference in Gothenburg with Svebio as the main organiser. Today Svebio consists of around 300 members, most of them enterprises active in producing/providing biofuels or using biofuels on a larger scale. Also among Svebio's members are manufacturers/providers of burning equipment, machinery for collection and processing of biofuels, consultants, scientists, politicians as well as some private members. The broad spectrum of members has contributed to Svebio's present position as a trustworthy voice among decision-makers. Svebio is playing an active part in all major political decisions concerning bioenergy and bioenergy-related matters in Sweden. WEBSITE

  • National Engineering Research Center for Clean Utilization Technology and Equipment of Solid Waste Energy of China

    The National Engineering Research Center for Clean Utilization Technology and Equipment of Solid Waste Energy (NERCWTE) was founded in 2017 by Chinese National Development and Reform Commission in order to meet the urgent needs of waste treatment and disposal. The center is organized by Zhejiang University and cooperates with Chinese major companies in this area. The mission of the center is to develop technologies and equipment of waste clean utilization and provide technical supports for the industries. The main research fields include Waste-to-Energy technologies, advanced flue gas cleaning technologies, dioxin controlling and heavy metal stabilization, safe disposal of fly ash, and so on. The director of the center is Prof. Jianhua Yan of Zhejiang University. WEBSITE

  • CNH2 - Centro Nacional de Hidrógeno

    As a national research centre at the service of the entire scientific, technology and industrial community, the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Testing Centre (CNH2) is aimed at driving forward the scientific and technological research into hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. With its main headquarters located in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), it was created in 2007 as a Public Consortium between the Ministry of Education and Science, currently the Ministry of Science, Innovation and University Education, and Castilla-La Mancha Regional Government, with each entity holding a 50% interest. Among the CNH2’s main goals are: Driving technology forward by executing R&D projects and services concerning both basic and applied research / Testing and validation of prototypes and equipment / Development and escalation of processes / Endorsement, certification and verification of components and systems. CNH2 is equipped with 13 laboratories and 5 additional premises that carry out their activities. In addition to this, the CNH2 is a high prestige industry benchmark centre, not only on the national but also on the international level, that has been part of several collaborations with universities, technology centres and different kinds of companies covering the entire value chain and providing further experience, quality and professionalism in their execution. WEBSITE

  • Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa

    The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices. The organisation comprises of voluntary members who promote environmentally acceptable, cost effective and appropriate waste management practices. IWMSA strive towards the protection of the environment and people of southern Africa from the adverse effects of poor waste management by supporting sustainable best practical environmental options. The Institute contribute to the improvement of waste management standards and legislation, support international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices; promote the science and technology of waste management and practice affordable cost effective management of waste. Education and training in the realm of effective and efficient waste management is also a key focus of the organisation. WEBSITE