3rd regional workshop on sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities in Timisoara on 17th April
The event will be held in English, with translation into Romanian provided
- April 09, 2018 21:00
- Monika Dimitrova
To introduce the concept of energy positive wastewater treatment plant to representatives of municipalities, a regional workshop by the “POWERSTEP” project will be organised in Timisoara, Romania on 17 April 2018.The workshop targets innovative municipalities with ambitious environmental and climate goals. In the framework of the Horizon 2020 project "POWERSTEP” new technologies and concepts are being tested in close cooperation between research and industry in order to make the energy content of the sewage water available on existing sewage treatment plants without major investments.
The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This corresponds roughly to the capacity of 12 large power plants. Due to the currently used technologies and the associated energy loss in the individual process steps, sewage treatment in Europe instead consumes primary energy of more than two power plants. The use of the available chemical energy represents a great opportunity for municipalities, wastewater associations and operators of sewage treatment plants to evolve from an energy user to an energy producer and thus, on the one hand, to reduce costs and, on the other hand, provide an important contribution to climate protection and energy transition.