The collaboration with the company “Hangzhou Juhua Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.” becomes a reality.
The Internationalization’s process that Owac has undertaken is producing its results, an intense program of activities in China (funded by the European Community through action 3.4.2 of the Sicily PO-FESR 2014-2020) aimed at finding strategic partners to promote highly technological solutions for environmental protection, pollution reduction and improvement of the quality of life of the local population.
Owac has signed its collaboration with the Hangzhou company, a company met on several occasions including the IE EXPO international fair held in Shanghai in April 2019, in the Owac s.r.l. headquarters in Palermo and in September 2019 during the IE Expo Guangzhou, the leader fair for environmental technology solutions in southern China.
The partnership involves the project of a preliminary system for the urban waste pre-treatment and for the subsequent thermal use of the waste itself.
In recent years, the idea of an integrated waste management system, particularly for urban solid waste, is developed. This system finds its basis in various combined methods to minimize the use of resources and, therefore, to reuse, recycle and recover as much as possible what is used, with the final aim of creating a closed cycle.
Notable advantages of the waste-to-energy process are the following:
- The reduction in the need for landfill disposal (it is used only for non-recyclable materials and for residues from other forms of treatment);
- A lasting solution to the needs of waste daily production disposal determined by the consumption of contemporary society;
- Energy recovery: energy is produced with the consequent saving of other fuels obtained from fossil-origin non-renewable sources;
- The implementation of an eco-compatible process, since the emissions of pollutants already present in the waste are avoided, and moreover the emissions from the waste-to-energy plant are lower than those that would derive from the fossil fuels’ combustion.