The need to ensure the sustainability of industries, requires finding alternatives for waste management and its use as an energy source so as to enhance the competitiveness of the sector.
In order to present some waste management and biomass solutions in the Netherlands, the business mission will arrive, organized by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC) and the Dutch company MétaSus, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On the 4 and 5 June this year, Costa Rican businessmen will meet with representatives from six companies from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who will come to show their experience, skills and abilities in the management of waste and biomass for the Costa Rican and Central American production sectors.
Guillermo Velasquez, Director of Development at the Institute for Business Excellence at the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, says that "the mission will provide a space for domestic enterprises to establish strategic relationships with suppliers of solutions in waste and biomass management so that we can implement solutions in Costa Rica and Central America to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry."
The clean energy company VIASPACE has announced that it will be designing and building, together with the Nicaraguan company Agricorp, a plant which generates energy from waste.
From a statement issued by VIASPACE:
VIASPACE Inc. announced that together with Agricorp it has signed an agreement to acquire engineering and construction supervision of a 12 MW biomass plant, which will measure 834 hectares (2,060 acres).
The Federation of Metropolitan Municipalities has renewed an agreement with the state power company to produce energy from solid waste and sell it for a period of 25 years.
This agreement was renewed despite the fact that there is still a moratorium in effect on power generation from waste, which it is estimated will be suspended in March, once the regulation governing this activity is ready.
New rules govern generators, transporters and managers of corrosive toxic waste, reagents, and explosives which must register in a new online system.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Energy:
The System for Hazardous Waste Management (SIGREP) is an online tool, available 24 hours 7 days a week, where both public and private actors involved, will generate relevant information at the country level.
A year into its tenure, the government of Costa Rica has announced the formation of a joint committee to study a national plan for recycling and recovery of waste.
In another grim example of the difficulties faced by rulers in Costa Rica to make executive decisions on public works, existing plans - which are currently on hold, and will probably disappear - for investment in the waste management and recycling sector, including generating power from them, due to the fact that the current government has decided to start from scratch with the formation of a committee to "develop strategies" on the topic. As if there were not already enough information on his issue, and as if the respective participants and those responsible had not expressed themselves sufficiently in this respect. It is the same case with the commission on energy introduced by this government.
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