First Caribbean Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Technology Expo and Conference
“Energy Services from Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector”
Technology Expo and Conference Overview
The First Caribbean Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Technology Expo and Conference is a 4-day event being held from 20 to 23 January 2016, at The Grenada Trade Centre in St. George’s, Grenada. The Technology Expo will run parallel to the Conference. The Rt. Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, will officially open the Technology Expo and Conference, titled, “Energy Services from Waste: The Development of a Regional Integrated Organic Waste Management Sector”.
The Technology Expo will showcase technologies that are likely to play major role in addressing the growing waste management challenges faced by small island developing states in the Caribbean, with the potential to be deployed in the waste-to-energy projects currently under preparation in the region. The Caribbean region currently has a USD 2 billion indicative project pipeline with RE&EEC projects, including a number of waste-to-energy projects at various stages of development.
Ministers and high-level officials from the region, as well as top level waste management and energy decision makers from approximately 15 Caribbean nations, as well as partners and donors focused on providing assistance in the area of waste-to-energy with an emphasis on SIDS-Appropriate Technologies, will be in attendance.
The WtE Technology Expo and Conference is being hosted by the Government of Grenada, and is sponsored by the CARICOM Secretariat/GIZ REETA – German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Programme (REETA); Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)/SIDS DOCK; the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA); and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).