When recycling or re-use of waste raw material is no longer an option, we can explore its energy potential for powering production processes.
Adoption of principles of circular economy and replacement of linear resource management stimulate reuse, recycling and reprocessing of waste materials into secondary raw materials. As planned, circular economy envisages future society as zero waste society – the highest stage of sustainable management of material and energy sources. It is therefore important to ensure the designing and producing of green products, with no fossil-based compounds, and produced from locally sourced renewable materials. Green also goes for production processes and technologies, as production should be as harmless to environment as possible. Highly degradable products will never become a discarded waste, as at the end of their lifecycle they are simply returned to production process as production material or source of energy.
Despite all efforts, state of development and numerous innovative solutions encompassed within circular economy philosophy, there are still material flows that can no longer be reused in material production, because they are already optimally exploited. In that case, a zero waste goal can be achieved solely by transforming those residues material into energy.
Distinctively low quality of residues flows demands for advanced technology solutions in energy interception (Waste-to-Energy -> WtE). With energy produced, those materials can be returned to circular production again, this time no longer in material form but as energy flow.
Importance of efficient WtE systems for energy conversion from low quality end-material-flows and minimum environmental effects makes this section one of our top priorities.
DAYS OF SLOVENE PAPER INDUSTRY SUCESFULLY CONCLUDED
International meeting of Slovene paper Industry has sucesfully concluded on Thursday, 24th November 2016. This year was especially interesting, since...