Turning Greenhouse Gases into Chemicals

German Carbon2Chem aims at using emissions from steel production as raw material for chemicals. A pilot plant produces already synthetic fuel methanol and ammonia from steel mill gases. Ammonia is a chemical used to make fertilizers to improve food production. Steel mill gases come from steel production and contain, among other things, CO2. “It is […]

New Global Alliance Launched

In January this year, global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain launched a new organization “to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean”. The “Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW)”, currently made up of nearly thirty member companies, has committed over 1.0 billion US-Dollar with the […]

Automobile Recycling in China Set to Grow

The “China End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) and Dismantling Industry Report, 2018-2022” has been added to the offering of the market research store of the Irish company Research and Markets. As reported, automobile ownership has been climbing steadily in China over the recent years, at a compound annual growth rate of 15.2 percent between 2010 and 2017. […]

Morocco: “Huge Potential for Investment”

Morocco’s National Program for Household Waste Management of 2008, funded by Dirham 40 billion (3.7 billion Euro), aimed at the improvement of waste collection and recycling as well as overhauling the country’s landfills. “The strategy has borne fruit, with official waste collection rates doubling from 44 percent to 85.2 percent between 2008 and 2016. This […]

Gulf Countries: Economic Growth in 2019

The economic prospects for the six countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – look good. According to the latest World Economic Outlook projections of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from January, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well […]

Global Trends of Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Sector

The proportion of renewable energy generated by wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geo-thermal, marine and small hydro rose from 11 percent in 2016 to 12.1 percent in 2017, says a new comprehensive study by Frankfurt School/UNEP Centre/BNEF on “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018”. The upwards trend does not correspond to the development of […]

The Market for Energy from Waste Remains Dynamic

Even last year the number of garbage incinerators has been further increased. Since the beginning of 2015 more than 200 new facilities with a treatment capacity of more than 50 million tons per year have gone into operation. Around 70 percent of those capacities accounted for new building projects in China. Another ten percent accounted […]

Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook 2018

The analysis, conducted by global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, revealed that IoT (Internet of Things), 3D printing, predictive analytics, and China’s ban on imported waste are to alter the state of the market worth 300.71 billion US-Dollar. According to its Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook 2018, last year close to 48.2 million […]

Finding Partners

There will be international matchmaking at the “Recycling-Technik” (recycling technology) exhibition, taking place in Dortmund on November 7 and 8, 2018. Promoting international co-opera­tion, strengthening of the domestic recycling industry as well as the strengthening of industry and research – these are the goals that the Zenit GmbH is pursuing by WFZruhr and the Enterprise […]

Logistics as Key Enabler for a Circular Economy

Future challenges in logistics and supply chain management: A whitepaper, published by Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, introduces logistical trends supporting the transformation towards a Circular Economy. The principle of the Circular Economy is to keep raw materials as long as possible within the economic cycle generally free from waste and emission. To […]