On July 18th 2016, CIDET presented the project to the Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council – Colombia (WTERT Colombia) and to The Colombian Association of Engineers – Antioquia Chapter (ACIEM).

The meeting was attended by Eng. Álvaro García, director of WTERT Colombia, and Eng. Hugo Ospina, director of ACIEM Antioquia chapter, and by engineers of CIDET, Mónica Montoya, Daniel Chica, Carlos Andrés Álvarez and Johann Carlos Ramírez.

WTERT Colombia belongs to The Global Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT), located at Columbia University, New York. WTERT aims to bring together engineers, scientists and managers from industry and universities to identify the best available energy from waste (EFW), technologies for recovery of energy or fuels from solid waste. A long with organisations in several countries around the world, including Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and many more. WTERT is a global resource for those who want to learn more about Waste to Energy, its use, and its role in society.

ACIEM is the professional association of Colombian Engineering whose mission is to work for the professional and scientific development of its engineers and act as Technical Advisory Body of the National Government of Colombia (Law 51/86) in the areas of education, energy, telecommunications, electronics, environment, mechanics, among others.

As a result of this intervention, WTERT Colombia invited the consortium to publish the scope of the project on the website of this organisation (http://www.wtert.org.co/). They can also support the project with information available from The Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (http://www.seas.columbia.edu/earth/wtert/) founded by the Earth Engineering Centre of Columbia University.

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