European Commission strategy endorses the concept of recovered fuels

On 26 January the European Commission issues its Communication “The role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy”. While stressing the top priority of preventing and recycling of waste, the Commission also aims to optimize the potentials of waste-to-energy. The Commission recommends that when waste-to-energy processes are considered, the most efficient techniques should be used. Two out of the four recommended processes rely on the concept of recovered fuels: co-incineration in combustion plants and co-incineration in cement and lime production.

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COM (2017) 34 of the European Commission