International Growth Markets for Environmental and Energy Technology

Trade shows "waste to energy+recycling" and CLEAN GAS AND COAL provide information on business opportunities in Great Britain, Poland, Turkey – Visitor registration online

Bremen, Germany, 11-09-2012 – Currently Great Britain, Poland and Turkey are the most important foreign markets for exhibitors of the combined event "waste to energy+recycling" and CLEAN GAS AND COAL on February 19 to 20, 2013 in Bremen, Germany. Companies see the best growth business opportunities for environmental and energy technologies in these countries. Visitor registration is now available online.

"The three country focus is a novelty in the trade show market," says Dr. Ines Freesen, Managing Director of organiser Freesen & Partner GmbH. "We do not restrict ourselves to one partner nation but want to offer a broader scope for our participants. Therefore, several sessions in the conference give market updates on Great Britain, Poland and Turkey. At the same time we provide information tailored to the trade delegations from these countries."

Since January 1, 2012 the obligation to make municipal waste available to the public waste authorities has been in place. This created planning security for investors interested in contributing to the building of a waste treatment infrastructure. By 2015 capacities for more than 7 million tonnes are planned to be established.
With regards to shale gas exploration Poland wants to be at the forefront in Europe. With energy security and job growth in mind the country aims at becoming a pioneer in utilising unconventional gases. A study commissioned by the government foresees 500 new drillings per year and the creation of more than 150,000 additional jobs.

The British Government recently published a review of the incentive scheme for bioenergy production. According to this, biogas facilities, advanced waste gasification and biomass co-generation of heat and power continue to be on top of the list. An incentive to convert coal-fired power plants to biomass will be added shortly. Further, a "Gas Strategy" will be introduced in the fall of 2012 to strenghthen the role of gas in the future energy mix.
The recycling sector awaits changes on January 1, 2015. Then, the separate collection of waste paper, metall, plastics and glas becomes mandatory for public and private waste companies. Infrastructure investments into logistics and treatment will become necessary, thus creating opportunities for foreign technology vendors.

In Turkey the majority of wastes is currently disposed of on landfills, a large number of them unregulated. According to new legislation from 2010 biowaste is now set to be recovered in a step by step process. Government planning foresees that by 2020 the amount sent to landfill is recuded to 35%. In mid-2012 the Turkish Government further introduced a mandate for all cities with more than 400,000 inhabitants to arrange for the collection and recycling of electronics waste.
Energy supply in Turkey relies on natural gas by more than 50%, a further 25% is contributed by coal-fired power plants. In order to satisfy the growing power demand new investments will be necessary. Since other than hydropower brown coal is the only domestic energy source, the focus of new investments is on brown coal power plants. But investments are also planned for natural gas facitilies: a capacity increase by 20% is to be achieved by 2019.

About the events:
How can fuels such as coal, gas, biomass and waste be employed in an environmentally friendly and economical way to satisfy the energy and raw materials demand of a country? This is what the "waste to energy+recycling" and CLEAN GAS AND COAL on February 19 to 20, 2013 in Bremen, Germany are all about. A large joint exhibition showcases technical solutions for security of supply. The concurrently held seminar programme offers a forum for critical discourse on scarcity of fuels, efficiency increase and climate protection. The focus is on Germany as well as on the growth markets of Great Britain, Poland and Turkey.

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