EfW industry groups call for clearer rules for calculating CCUS carbon reduction

EU Carbon Removal Certification: Negative emissions from waste treatment deserve greater recognition

European waste to energy (wte) plant operators and plant technology suppliers have welcomed an EU initiative to standardise the calculation of carbon removals. The Confederation of European Waste to Energy Plants (Cewep) and the European Suppliers of Wte Technology (Eswet) highlight the contribution the waste industry can make to decarbonisation and argue that support and a clear regulatory framework for the implementation of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) with waste to energy are needed.

Commenting on a Europan Commission initiative on carbon removal certification (CRC), Eswet explained that the wte industry needs monetary support, for instance access to EU funding for the integration of carbon capture at wte facilities, especially for large-scale plants. The organisation also argues for financial incentives for removals of both fossil and biogenic CO2.

The comments are part of the association's input to a Commission call for evidence that is to inform future EU rules for monitoring, reporting and verifying the authenticity of carbon removals. The feedback period closed in early May. The Commission aims to release a legislative proposal on carbon removal certification by the end of the year. The project, which is part of the Green Deal, was first announced in connection with last year's "State of the European Union" address....

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