Integrating Energy Recovery into Solid Management Systems.
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This is IEA Bioenergy
IEA Bioenergy is a Technology Collaboration Programme operating in a framework provided by the international Energy Agency. The programme started in 1978 and has since been working with the development of a sustainable production and use of bioenergy. The work covers a multitude of areas such as biodiversity, land use, LCA-studies, trade of bioenergy and technical conversion of biomass feedstocks into final energy products.
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What is IEA Bioenergy Task 36 then?
The work in IEA Bioenergy is structured in a number of tasks – currently ten. Task 36 is a three-year (2016-2018) work programme on Energy Recovery from Solid Waste. This Task is aimed at exchange of information on the integration of energy into solid waste management, with emphasis on dissemination of information aimed at policy and decision makers.

The Task’s activities addresses key challenges that include issues that influence the economics (such as scale), environmental performance and efficiency of combustion.

The Task Objectives include the maintenance of a network of participating countries as a forum for information exchange and dissemination. The participating countries are France, Germany, Italy and Sweden.
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Workshop: Thermochemical technologies for feedstock recycling of waste
Task 36 will host a technology oriented workshop on so called advanced thermal treatment processes. Drivers and barriers for alternative thermal treatment of waste is one of the key task activities. The workshop is held in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Dec 5, 2017.
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Reluctant proposal of a Waste Incineration tax in Sweden
In line with the Swedish government’s ambition to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries the Swedish government appointed a public inquiry to review the conditions for waste incineration and analyse whether there is a need to introduce a tax on incineration of waste. The inquiry rather reluctantly proposes a net-tax of 100 SEK/tonne of waste.
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Comparative study of the taxation of waste disposal in Europe
A French report from the ADEME finds that higher taxes can be used to reduce the landfilling rate more efficiently. The report draws up an inventory of landfill and incineration taxation practices in 10 European countries. One conclusion is that the best-performing countries (i e with low landfilling rate) have the highest storage prices and that the level of taxation for landfilling generally explains this high price.
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IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Biogas upgrading plant list
The latest version of the biogas upgrading plant list for 2016 (data from 2015) is compiled by IEA Bioenergy Task 37. This exhaustive work lists the 480 upgrading units in operation in the 14 member countries in 2015. It also includes for details of a further 68 facilities outside the member countries.
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IEA Bioenergy, also known as the Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Research, Development and Demonstration on Bioenergy, functions within a Framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of IEA Bioenergy do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of its individual Member countries.