Curated Session: Energy Recovery
2017 European Union Emission Directive for Waste to Energy Facilities (BREF) (1 CEU)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
15:15 – 16:15
Moderator: Jørgen Haukohl, Project Director, Ramboll, Denmark
The European Union is in the process of updating the waste-to-energy standards. The new requirements will be mandatory for new plants beginning around 2020 and for existing plants when existing permits are up for renewal.
The actual standards are being regulated in the “Industrial Emission Directive” IED 2010/75/EU. It has been supplemented by BREF-notes, which contains technical information on “Best Practice” and detailed emission and operations values. The BREF was based on collected operational information from existing plants and was supplemented by “state of the art” data for new plants.
In May of 2017, the European Commission published a draft version for the “next BREF”. Comments are called for in September 2017 and the final BREF is expected by 2020. The next BREF-emission values will be mandatory.
The discussion will be based on a short presentation of the main news in the BREF. This will be followed by a discussion between experts representing plant owners, technology providers and operators.