Title: Quality Management Organisation, Validation of Standards, Developments and Inquiries for Solid-Recovered Fuels - An Overview on the QUOVADIS-Project
Authors: GAWLIK BERNDSOBIECKA ELZBIETAVACCARO STEFANOCICERI Giovanni
Citation: ENERGY POLICY vol. 35 no. 12 p. 6293-6298
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2007
JRC Publication N°: JRC37075
ISSN: 0301-4215
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30414/description#description
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37075
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.07.024
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Waste-to-energy Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) are prepared from non-hazardous waste. Their use is regulated under EU legislation and implies specifications for commercial or regulatory purposes. SRFs are seen as important contribution to a sustainable EU waste management. Directive 2001/77/EC includes in its scope the production of electricity from biomass, being defined as the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from agriculture, forestry and related industries, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste. In this context the EC gave a mandate to CEN to develop and validate Technical Specification (TS) concerning SRF for energy recovery and to transform these TS into European Standards. To meet these requests, the consortium proposes a holistic validation programme covering quality management and the validation exercises for the pre-standards of CEN TC 343. This paper gives an overview about the project, the partnership behind and highlights some particular aspects in performing the necessary validation work.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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