Waste-to-energy for Municipal Solid Waste - International Trend and Developments
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Environment Committee and the Real Estate Committee For densely populated city like Hong Kong, where land is a scarce resource, the development of modern waste-to-energy (WtE) is definitely required to maintain the high hygiene standard expected of a modern, world-class city. Oversea examples have demonstrated that WtE technology can be environmental-friendly, effective, and convert waste to energy. It can substantially reduce the bulk size of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and recover useful resources.
It will minimize the landfilling of waste substantially, thereby extending the useable life of landfills and their extensions in Hong Kong. Moreover, the use of fossil fuel for electricity generation would be reduced, which could then contribute to the reduction in local greenhouse gas emission. Among the various WtE technologies available worldwide, which technology is the most suitable for treating the MSW in Hong Kong? The talk would present the international trend and developments of various WtE technologies and the most suitable technology for development of the first Integrated Waste Management Facility in Hong Kong.
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong