AWECT signed MOU with Government of Gujarat, India

On 17thJan 2019, AWECT signed MOU with Government of Gujarat to forge Strategic Partnership in the area of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) to setup a high efficiency waste to energy plant in Vadodara, Gujarat. Government of Gujarat would facilitate AWECT to obtain necessary permissions/registrations/approvals/clearances etc. from the concerned departments of the State, as per the existing policies/rules and regulations of the State Government.

Solid Waste Solution in Palestine

From 11th to 14th Feb 2019, invited by Zahrat Al Finjan landfill, AWECT’s CEO Evert Lichtenbelt visited Westbank Palestine. Zahrat Al Finjan landfill is reaching its full capacity within 2 years, therefore Al Kubra company (owner of the landfill) has been looking for new solutions of the waste.

Evert is invited to Palestine to discuss the potential cooperation between Al Kubra and AWECT to build Waste-to-energy (WtE) plant beside Zahrat Al Finjan landfill. Since AWECT’s WtE technology has the best net electrical efficiency (>30%) in the world, the WtE plant will not only solve the waste problem in Westbank, but it will also generate electricity for the region, contributing to the energy independence of Palestine.

Evert’s meetings with Solid Waste Solution Company, Palestine Development and Investment Company, Massader Company (a Palestine Investment Fund) and Palestine Energy Authority were very positive. Currently, AWECT and the potential partners are working on the collaboration agreements, business case and strategies of the WtE plant.

AWECT and its partners do master-planning for State of Maharashtra, India

AWECT, AMS, Waternet, Urban Planning & Waste departments of the municipality of Amsterdam are currently doing the master-planning project to support the State of Maharashta to successfully launch tenders for waste to energy projects, via assisting state officials in making the right technical choices, while taking social impact, environmental impact and regulatory framework in consideration. The project is the first sub-activity under the MoU signed between the City of Amsterdam and the State of Maharashtra.

The goal of the Government of Maharashtra is to launch a successful tender for waste to energy before sept 2019. Two follow up steps after this study will have increasing scope and a larger input from Dutch companies like RHDHV, Witteveen & Bos, Arcadis or likes.

Rolf completed RVO sponsored internship in AWECT

Rolf Karst, Senior Policy Officer Trade and Economics Affairs at Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sydney, joined AWECT team for one-week training internship. Having helped AWECT explore the relevant stakeholders, preferable plant location and political environment of Waste-to-Energy technology in Australia, Rolf completed his internship in AWECT on 8thFeb. It was an honor and pleasure for AWECT team that Rolf chose AWECT for internship. Friendship was built in this week. After this, AWECT will continue to work with Rolf to explore Australian Waste-to-Energy market.