In late May, the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project) held a two-day conference called «From Waste to Energy» in Ivano-Frankivsk. More than 80 representatives of city councils, NGOs and international organizations, utility companies and environmental associations participated. They focused on solid waste management, using landfill gas at the landfills and the specifics of solid waste (SW) incineration.

In a speech to the participants, the Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, Roman Martsinkiv, said that due to Project assistance, the city already has a project on a system for waste sorting and recycling the solid fuels and biogas produced from waste. Its implementation will annually produce an additional 5,000 MWh of energy and thus ensure the substitution of 1.6 mln. m3 of natural gas.

Presentations of speakers: Baku's Waste-to-Energy plantControl Process GroupExtraction and use of landfill gas at solid waste landfills of the Ukrainian citiesExperience of Energia Waste Incineration PlantPPP as instrument for attraction of investments in the housing and communal services sectorSubstitution of coal with alternative fuels from solid waste (RDF) in the process of cement production at PJSC “Ivano-FrankivskCement”, Characteristics of solid waste incineration in UkraineProspects for use of solid waste for heat energy generation in UkrainePractical advice on selection and use of gas piston generatorsfunctioning on landfill gasCreation of system for secondary resources collection and processingin UkraineUse of energy potential of solid waste and wastewater mudState policy in solid waste management sectorExperience of mixed wasteRDFproduction in RivneKey provisions of EU Directive 1999/31/EUon waste burial and features of its implementation in UkraineConcept of solid waste management in Ivano-Frankivsk.