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Waste 2 Energy (W2E)

John A. Herbert
John A. Herbert
Registered Energy Assessor (REA)


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Increasingly companies and organisations are being called upon to demonstrate their green credentials, whether it is a commitment to the environment by being social and moral responsible (CSR),or an energy efficiency programmes to lower carbon and GHG (greenhouse gas) emission. The general public, and other businesses want to see your "greenness"

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This challenge, or opportunity needs to be part of your business strategy - TODAY! this is essential. Yes, it must add value to your business contributing, not inhibiting, since results are demanded by your shareholders and stakeholders. However, the tide has turned, and consumers of all services and products are looking for greener and environmentally friendly solutions.

Creating energy from loss in existing process is very efficient, since the feedstock, typically waste heat is a byproduct typically dumped into the atmosphere. Progressive companies have already discovered that they can optimize their existing processes to make the best use of resources, reduce any negative impact on their surroundings and strengthen their business results - all at the same time.

Why Sustainable?

There are many positive reasons to choose a greener business path:

  • Capital expenses lower
  • Operating costs reduced
  • Bottom-line saving is cheap than sales
  • Green Credentials = more sales
  • Market Differentiation = more profit
  • Futureproof
  • energy security


  • Whilst we cannot foretell the future, the trend of customers to demand greener products and services is very clear. If you need to position your business for the future, a green strategy is an essential element. In the UK shopping market aisles of Tesco, carbon labelling of the products helps consumers make informed choices, the same principal will apply to your business.

    Delivering Green

    So you might be wondering how does Kelcroft manage to deliver viable greener business solutions? We use our exclusive knowledge and skill set, some examples, Kelcroft's approach lowering the requirement for air conditioning chillers,in turn lowers both the initial capital cost (lower CapEX) for the air-conditioning plant, therefore the cost to operate the plant is less(lower Opex). Imagine that lower first cost, and lower running costs - a very sustainable solution for business.

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    Another example, better planning can lower the cost of pumping, the initial cost to purchase the equipment is reduced, and to operate the pump over the lifetime of a facility is also lower. With reduced costs, bottom-line profits increase, and your environmental footprint is also reduced.

    UPDATE

    After this article was published the Hong Kong Government has commissioned waste to energy plants in Hong Kong.

    About the Author

    John A. Herbert is a veteran engineer with more than 30 years engineering experience, educated in the United Kingdom he has worked across Asia for the last two decades engaged by international and local companies. He is a Hong Kong Registered Energy Assessor (REA) and BEAM Professional.


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