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Prof. Nickolas John Themelis awarded with CEWEP Phoenix Award for his outstanding contributions to the Waste-to-Energy sector


28 Jun 2016
Professor  Nickolas  John  Themelis  received  the  CEWEP  Phoenix  Award  for  his  outstanding contributions  to  the  Waste-to-Energy  sector  during  a  Phoenix  Award  Ceremony held  on  16thJune 2016 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
“Professor Themelis  has been a tireless advocate for Waste-to-Energy in so many ways:  He is the Chair and Founder of Columbia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and of  the  Global  Waste-to-Energy  Research  and  Technology  Council.  He  also  initiated  the  contact between CEWEP and its American sister organisation, the Energy Recovery Council, and we are veryhappy to exchange our views and experiences across the Atlantic.”  stated  Ferdinand Kleppmann, the President of CEWEP during the Ceremony. 
In accepting the CEWEP Phoenix Award, Prof. Themelis stated that he was honoured to be the 2016 recipient. “CEWEP and the hundreds of European WTE plants it represents are the torch bearers of the global waste to energy technology.  WTE is and will continue to be an essential part of sustainable waste management worldwide” he said (Full Commemorative Speech of Prof. Themelis).
CEWEP Phoenix Award has been awarded to some of the most outstanding contributors to the Waste to Energy sector.
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CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants) is the umbrella association of the operators of Waste-to-Energy plants across Europe. CEWEP’s members are committed to ensuring high environmental standards, achieving low emissions and maintaining state of the art energy production from remaining waste that cannot be recycled in a sustainable way.