Reef 2W held a Conference at Ecomondo Fair
On 5th November 2019, the Lead Partner ENEA held a Conference in Rimini (Italy), within the frame of the Green Technology Expo "Ecomondo".
The workshop aimed to discuss about the energy potential of the waste and wastewater sector to stimulate policy makers to re-evaluate the approach at its management. INTERREG REEF 2W project intend to provide a Tool able to develop potential scenarios for maximizing the energetic efficiency of the treatment plants and the recovery and reuse of the energy produced.
Organic waste and wastewater treatment still represent e relevant energetic consumption in the EU. 3.5% of the EU’s electricity consumption is related to sanitation treatments. To this value, it is necessary to add the energetic consumptions related to the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes that represent another 0.5% of the total electric energy consumption in Europe. Improving energy efficiency therefore represents an opportunity to lower operational costs and carbon footprint of these sectors.
We publish below the slides of the speakers, downloadable for free by following the links:
- Roberto Farina, Department for Sustainability ENEA - REEF 2W presentation: objectives and results
- Florian Kretschmer, Boku University - Integrated sustainability assessment of wastewater based energy supply
- Peter Lichtenwöhrer Boku University - Integrated spatial and energy planning for wastewater based heat supply
- Mehdi Habibi, KWB - Energy balance and carbon footprint for biogas upgrading and power-to-gas at a wastewater treatment plant in Berlin
- André Müller, Research Analyst, Adelphi Research - Policies recommendations for creating an enabling environment for wastewater-to-energy solutions in Europe
- Roberto Farina, Department for Sustainability ENEA - Presentation of REEF 2W Tool and its possible applications
- Paolo Sabia, ENEA Department for sustainability - A methodology for benchmarking of energy consumption in municipal wastewater treatment plants