The goal of the Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Technical Division (WCER) is to provide information and contacts about new technologies for converting waste into an expanded source for reliable and renewable power, to help improve waste-to-energy plant operations and innovation and to enhance the role of energy from waste as a valuable segment of an integrated solid waste management system.
You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee.
Evaluates nominations and presents SWANA Awards.
The Conversion Technologies Committee is focused on the advancement of waste conversion technologies (processes that repurpose, recycle or convert waste material into higher value added products beyond disposal). The committee will act as a technology-inclusive working group that offers a forum for experts to come together to discuss commercialization of new technologies, innovations on traditional technologies, optimal applications of each, as well as the synergies between complementary technologies.
Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.
Provides waste-to-energy training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality.