Climate change crisis: presenting sustainable organic waste-to-energy solutions
To address the climate change crisis associated with waste and sustainable consumption, Rieckermann and the Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM) conducted a webinar on Organic Waste-to-Energy Solutions for Solids and Liquids.
The webinar featured sustainable solutions involving different forms of organic waste-to-energy technology. During the 2-day webinar, participants had the chance to explore different processes such as:
- Increasing the purity of the organic fraction for biological treatment as well as the different types of biogas technology
- Anaerobic and aerobic processes, including possibilities of using a combination of both for a more efficient system
- Wastewater treatment using a membrane system, with the option of reusing the treated water
- Application of biogas produced from the biological process
These in-depth technologies were showcased by Rieckermann’s experienced industry partners Bianna Recycling SLU, Blue Foot Membranes/Aquakimia Sdn. Bhd., and Hochreiter Biyogaz A.Ş., who also provided project references to prove the track record of their respective systems.
“This webinar could not have come at a better time as we are all acutely aware of the growing crisis associated with waste, sustainable consumption, and climate change,” said Mr. Ho De Leong, Chairman of the Waste Management Association of Malaysia, during his opening remarks.
“But we are living in an age and time where humanity is fiercely steadfast and committed to promoting and encouraging the highest standards of waste management.”
The webinar took place on 8-9 June 2022, on Microsoft Teams. Rieckermann brought together numerous waste management experts from Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, and India, representing the food industry, oleochemical industry, waste management companies, consultation and construction firms, chemical manufacturing companies, facilities management companies, and researchers from universities. The event saw active discussion and high levels of engagement.
This was the second webinar to be organized jointly by Rieckermann and WMAM. The first (a Mechanical-Biological Treatment Seminar) was held in 2019 at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara.