How the Russian waste disposal reform is revealing
On March 20, 2019, the Far East Investment and Export Agency signed an agreement on the implementation of concession agreements in housing and communal services of the Far Eastern regions with the International Consortia IBP / BTIGroup (Germany / Canada) in the course of International Investor’s Day in Vladivostok, Russia.
According to the press release of the Agency, the consortia expressed their willingness to implement on a turn-key basis in the Far East of Russia various scenarios for processing municipal solid waste and other types of waste with the production of raw materials, biofuels, fertilizers and energy, with a financial support from Euler Hermes, Export Development Canada and GE Capital. The Director General of the Far East Investment and Export Agency, Leonid Petukhov, outlined that a reform of the waste field had started in Russia on January 1, 2019, and that processing plants of municipal solid waste were in demand in the Far East. Some of these plants function in Primorsky and Khabarovsk regions of Russia. They perform the first cycle of solid waste management – separation. After that, plastic, glass and metals are transported to other facilities for further processing.
“The Agency will support projects connected with the processing of the municipal solid waste.”
IBP / BTIGroup offer to use BIOOIL / RELUX technologies tested by the consortia in Germany. Maxim Bekker, a representative of the IBP / BTIGroup, quoted in the press release, stated that facilities based on the offered technologies would be always profitable and environmentally safe. These technologies don’t require any change in solid waste collection or transportation, minimizing additional financial burden.