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FEAD together with ESWET and CEWEP is pleased to publish a report prepared by Ineris Institute addressing the question of air emissions monitoring, particularly within the IED (Industrial Emissions Directive).

The report is available in French(authoritative language version) and English.

The report focuses on reliability and accuracy at very low concentrations, which has significant implications on the drawing up and review of BREFs (Best available technique REFerence documents) and the setting of new IED-based BATAELs (Best Available Technique Associated Emission Levels). We consider that the monitoring issue must be very seriously taken into account before going further in the Waste-Treatment BREF and Waste Incineration BREF review processes and before official validation of Large Combustion Plants BREF and Reference Report on Monitoring.

Please find our summary note on this important topic here.

Explanatory note on INERIS report addressing the performance of monitoring techniques

The FEAD position paper sets out our vision of how the resource management industry can play its full part in achieving a more sustainable and prosperous European economy, given the right policy framework and regulatory and economic instruments.

The position paper is available for download here

The upcoming VI edition of the Forum in 2017, will focus on current legislative directions of the implementation of key investments in “Waste to Energy” and biomass in Poland and Europe. Experts will discuss the potential of biomass, waste and alternative fuels and the issue of their quality. They will also consider how the introduction of the so-called "Blue Certificates" influenced the biogas industry.

More details in the document here or on the event's webpage.

Agenda includes:

On  9th March 2017 – debates and lectures at the plenary session

On 10th March 2017 – all participants are invited to visit the newly opened eco-waste incinerator in Cracow (ZTPO) - Strategic Partner of Forum.

At the moment among the entities involved in the Forum are:

Dublin Waste-to-Energy Project Ltd., Dublin Citi Council, Covanta, Fortum Värme, Krakowski Holding Communal SA, Tauron Heat sp. O.o. Polish Chamber of Commerce Recycling, SUEZ, Agricultural biogas plant in Konopnica, Mardom, EUBIA, CEWEP, LatBio, KAPE, MPEC Lembork Swiss Contribution, Marshal of Malopolska, Polish Chamber of Biomass, FEAD, uarea contains, SK BIOM,, The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, Centro da para Biomass Energy, PIMOT, Cracow University of Technology, University of Agriculture, Lafarge Group Ozarow, Russian Biofules Association.

The conference is addressed mainly to:

•  Manufacturers of heat and electricity

•  Producers of biomass and alternative fuels

•  Traders pellets, chips and alternative fuels intensive industries     

•  Representatives of public sector entities

•  Enterprises municipal sector

•  Solution providers and technology

•  Representatives of investors implementing projects to build thermal treatment plants for waste, biomass, etc. blocks.

•  Operators controlling the quality of fuels

•  Waste management plants

•  Companies from the construction sector and project contractors

•  Companies design and engineering, consulting and law firms

Forum of Biomass & Waste is a series of debates, meetings and accompanying events, the subject of which includes the most important issues for the development of the biomass sector and entities related to the industry WTE (waste to energy).



FEAD President David Palmer-Jones published a series of opinion pieces in view of the new legislative proposal on Circular Economy.

1st opinion piece: Pull measures are crucial for a circular economy

2nd opinion piece: Investment is the key to creating a more circular economy

3rd opinion piece: A circular economy needs resilient markets for secondary raw materials

4th opinion piece: Free and fair competition is essential for a circular economy

The 8th edition of the SEE Waste Management & Recycling conference and Exhibition will take place between 7 and 9 March 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The environmental event is an excellent market platform and a meeting point between solution providers and their customers, between international and local players. The participation in the parallel conference is a great opportunity to obtain information about trends, legislation and perspectives.

Brochure 2017  Priority Booking Form


As of the present moment, companies from Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Denmark and Switzerland have applied for participation. For the eighth consecutive time there will be an Austrian Pavilion, institutionally supported by Advantage Austria Sofia.  ICE – Italian Trade Agency in Sofia - organizes a collective participation of Italian companies from the waste management and recycling sector.


The participants in SEE ‘Save the Planet’ will showcase shredding and pressing equipment; recycling systems and technologies; automated conversion of waste into biomass; baling systems and presses; compact biomass boilers; district heating systems; equipment for industrial and agricultural installations for biogas, landfill gas and other combustible gases; installations for mechanical and biological treatment of inseparablŠµ collected municipal solid waste; RDF production and quality compost;composting machines; machines for tubular silage; bags for silage and compost,etc.

Among the topics of the parallel SEE Conference on Waste Management & Recycling’17 will be:

  • Circular Economy: Policy Aspects and Good Practices
  • How to Utilize Waste in Agriculture, Wastewater plants.

Invited speakers from European Commission DG Environment, Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts, Sofia Municipality, European Biogas Association, European Investment Bank; etc. There will be panel within the Conference of ICE – Italian Trade Agency in Sofia including presentations of Italian companies.

For more information:

FEAD is an official partner of the event.