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Everbright International in waste to energy project for China

China Everbright International signs agreement with government for construction of household waste to energy project with 500-tonne daily capacity in Jiangsu Province

The Gaochun waste to energy project is designed to process 500 tonnes of household waste a day

China Everbright International has signed an investment agreement for the development of a waste to energy project in Jiangsu Province with a 500-tonne daily capacity. The Chinese arm of Business conglomerate Everbright International has signed the agreement with the Gaochun District Government for the household waste to energy project, which will be constructed in the Gaochun District of Jiangsu Province in East China.

With a total investment of approximately HKD 400m, the Gaochun project, is designed to have a daily household waste processing capacity of 500 tonnes and generate green electricity of over 54,000,000 kWh annually. In addition to household waste, the Gaochun project will also process other solid waste including agricultural straw and municipal sludge. The waste to energy project will be constructed on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) basis for 30 years and its gas emission will comply with the Euro 2000 Standard.  

China Everbright International said through the introduction of plasma gasification technology as the project’s preferred technical solution, it will “accelerate the research of new waste treatment technology.” This will be done with the ultimate goal of manufacturing the technology domestically by adopting it to local markets.

Chen Xiaoping, CEO of Everbright International, said: “Gaochun project will be a starting point for us to initiate a comprehensive strategic cooperation with the Gaochun District Government in the areas of environmental protection equipment, environmental protection technology services and other environmental protection investment projects, in order to help improve the quality of the environment in Gaochun District and contribute to the sustainable development of the local community.

“Gaochun District Government pays considerable attention to energy conservation and development of ecological civilization, and actively tries to employ the harmless treatment, reduction and reuse of household waste,” he added.

Xiaoping said the Gaochun project is situated next to the group’s Nanjing Waste-to-Energy Project and Nanjing Jiangnan Veinous Industrial Park. This will allow the three projects to take advantage of their synergy through the use of resources and achieve centralised management to effectively reduce costs, he said.

The project marks the latest waste to energy plant planned for China this year. It follows French firm Suez Environment announcing a joint venture to build a waste to energy plant for hazardous waste in China's Nantong in March.