The climate benefits from sustainable energy from waste

Europe has stated a number of ambitions with regard to its climate policy. In 2020 energy use needs to be reduced by 20%. And of all of the energy generated 20% has to be obtained sustainably. Furthermore the emission of greenhouse gases must have decreased by 20% (reference year: 1990).

The Netherlands also has its own climate targets. The 2013 Energy Agreement states that in 2020 14% of energy needs to be obtained sustainably. Three years later that is set to be 16%. In 2013, 4.5% of the energy in the Netherlands was generated sustainably.

 

Waste as a sustainable energy source

Local authorities, companies and industries therefore also now have the considerable task of contributing to this climate target. Conscientious use of energy combined with a reduction in the use of fossil fuels is essential. 

The fermentation (biowaste-to-energy) of biowaste streams produces green energy. Waste-to-energy, which refers to the incineration of residual waste with sustainable energy recovery, is another possibility for generating energy without using fossil fuels.

And although when incinerating hazardous industrial waste the responsible elimination of hazardous substances is the main concern, you can also use it to generate energy.

Knowledge partner in sustainable waste management

Indaver advises and supports its clients in their ambition to make their waste management more sustainable. Indaver itself has the task of recovering as the highest degree of materials possible and generating energy in an efficient manner. That is only possible through close consultation and collaboration with its clients about the types of waste, the transport and treatment.

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