Climate protection through energy from waste
Climate is under discussion in Poznan, and it’s a major topic in Bremen, too: “Climate protection, rising global demand for energy, resource scarcity and price developments on the energy market are making fundamental changes necessary. To master these needs everything possible has to be done to achieve energy production that protects the climate. With ’waste to energy’ the waste industry can make its contribution through stronger and more efficient use of waste for the production of energy“, emphasized Michael Müller, the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety during the official opening of the exhibition and conference “waste to energy” which takes place at the Bremen Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 December.
And Bremen is attentive to this topic. “Climate-friendly energy supply is at the top of our agenda. It is a challenge that holds great opportunities and we have to make use of these to enable successful and profitable developments in Bremen and Bremerhaven”, explained Wolfgang Golasowski, Bremen Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs, Construction, Transport, and Europe. “I am very glad that we can offer the location for an innovative industry forum like ‘waste to energy’. With this combination of exhibition and congress Messe Bremen has created a successful platform for the industry.”
About 2,000 participants are meeting in Hall 5 to gain information and discuss developments in 65 lectures and workshops. “We are again bridging the gap between the waste disposal and energy industries. And this is becoming increasingly important – bridging this gap can make a considerable contribution towards climate protection”, says Hans Peter Schneider, the Managing Director of Messe Bremen. “Industry specialists meet here in Bremen. Acknowledged speakers from Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the USA, Austria, Great Britain, Greece, Israel and Belgium will provide information on topics that are of concern to the professional world.” In addition, 134 international exhibitors are taking part to present products, techniques and services from the fields of plant and process technology, components, material flow management, economic, ecological and legal provisions, environment and safety, and research and development.
“By using the raw materials waste and biomass it is possible to substitute fossil fuels and avoid harmful emissions such as CO2 and methane“, explains Dr Ines Freesen from Freesen & Partner GmbH, which as a partner of Messe Bremen helps organize the event. “Zero waste, the complete avoidance of waste is a wonderful dream, but nothing more. Waste is an integral part of a consumer society. Because – for economic and ecological reasons – not all of this waste is suited to waste-to-product usage the recovery of energy is a good option.”
“waste to energy“ takes place in Hall 5 of the Bremen Exhibition Centre on 10 and 11 December 2008 under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. For more information please visit www.wte-expo.de.
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