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Wastemiti²

Sustainable Waste Management for Fugitive Emissions

The challenge

The waste sector accounts for ~5% of the total GHG emissions from cities/metropolitan areas but the potential for GHG reduction in this sector is not harvested.

This program will develop a methodology that will further enhance the mitigation strategies for various sectors (waste, wastewater, industrial water…) and validate their Greenhouse Gas reduction.

Aims and objectives

Led by Suez, this project aims to trigger large-scale emission reduction in waste and to explore climate finance as a new funding mechanism.

The WASTE MITI² project is designed to address current barriers to implementation of climate-friendly waste management practices by focusing on “capacity building” via execution of GHG mitigation demonstration projects and creation of tailored MRV environments for specific waste management activities including:

  • Waste collections
  • Lanfill operations
  • Composting operations
  • Incineration
  • Wastewater collection

The WASTE MITI² project will focus on local (city-level) impacts and reporting requirements within various geographies, all the while considering the possible relevance for NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) and result-based finance schemes.

The Main objectives are : Measuring GHG emissions, GHG mitigation, validate associated GHG reductions to facilitate implementation of carbon markets and accelerate investment in climate-friendly infrastructure.

Interested in this project?

We’re welcoming:

  • Municipal partners – city agencies
  • Operators of plant (landfill, wastewater, sewage network, industrial waste water…)
  • Climate financing institutions – World Bank, Venture Capital, UNIDO

Consortium

The project is led by Suez and implemented jointly with TNO, ARIA Technolgies, LSCE, and The Gold Standard.

About the Project Leads

Robert F. KELLY – Director Business Line Air

Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Guelph, CANADA

B.S., Specialized Honors Microbiology (Co-Op Program) Area of Emphasis – Biological Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada

Caroline BOUCHET – Sales lead & Technical Engineer

Caroline Bouchet has been graduated as a Ph. D in chemical engineering on industrial water. She had also a Master of Science eq. in Chemical engineering and Environment.

She started her career in Suez group as R&D engineer in wastewater, sludge, air treatment and biogas valorization. She integrated the Technical Direction as an expert on composting, methanisation and energy recovery. Then she evolved as a design process engineer in the waste sector. Knowing the different sectors of Suez activities, she was promoted as an expert in Suez Advanced solutions. She is now developing new business solutions for air quality improvement.

 

People

Robert Kelly

Director of SUEZ’s Business Incubator

Keynumbers

Partnering Opportunities

  • Demonstration sites : Wastewater network operators – public and private
  • Sensor technologies – to improve data collection systems and minimize costs

Status

gas phase methane concentrations of 50’000 ppm in sewer networks, which is currently not accounted for.

Market potential

40M € in France alone