Energy from Waste – This Year’s Big Story
At CIWM 2007, environmental firm SLR Consulting will focus on its work for energy from waste (EfW) projects and the associated opportunities for combining them with district heating systems.
The company, which is an industry leader in the waste management sector, has established an extensive client base advising private and public sector clients over many years on waste related issues and solutions. Increasingly, this has involved SLR staff in the planning and design work for traditional and alternative waste treatment and recycling facilities.
More recently, EfW schemes, which in the past have suffered unfairly from a poor public image, are now being seen as an important component of a sustainable waste policy. Combining a EfW plant with district heating schemes which are already operating successfully elsewhere in Europe are likely to play an increasing role in achieving the Governments 2016 goal for zero carbon new development.
SLR director Ian Roberts explains: SLR is working at the forefront of EfW technology and is currently involved in the planning of six large scale EfW plants across the UK.
We have also received numerous enquiries from local authorities and property developers who are keen to explore the possibilities of EfW combined with district heating.
New advances in technology, such as highly efficient combustion processes to destroy toxins in the waste from EfW plants, and sophisticated exhaust gas cleaning systems are helping to change attitudes and reassure the public, he said.
To extend further the range of services it offers clients, SLR has signed a co-operation agreement with German EfW engineering specialists Born and Ermel who will provide procurement, detailed design and construction management of EfW facilities.
SLR can now provide over 30 years of experience in the delivery of these schemes, from planning and permitting through to construction and operational management, said Ian Roberts.
See SLR Consulting at CIWM 2007 on stand number T71
SLR Group web site: www.slrconsulting.co.uk
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