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Environmental Energy

The world’s largest waste-to-energy investor and operator

Environmental energy is a core business sector of Everbright Environment, with the largest scale and biggest business portion, covering waste-to-energy (“WTE”), food and kitchen waste treatment, leachate treatment, fly ash treatment, methane-to-energy, sludge treatment and disposal, construction and decoration waste treatment, development of environmental protection industrial parks, integrated urban services, waste sorting, resource utilisation and recycling, as well as technical consultancy and engineering design relating to environmental protection. During 2023, with a focus on the area of solid waste, environmental energy further improved the deployment of the Everbright Environment’s waste-to-energy industry chain, consistently facilitated integrated development of the resources and energy integrated utilisation businesses, and maintained a solid leading position in the industry.

As of 31 December 2023, environmental energy had invested in and held 281 projects, with a total investment of approximately RMB98.318 billion, and undertook 2 operation and management (“O&M”) projects, 2 EPCO projects, and other types of asset-light businesses. These projects (including processing capacity under the O&M model) are designed to have an annual household waste processing capacity of 53,782,750 tonnes, an annual on-grid electricity of 18,309,554,700 kWh, an annual food and kitchen waste processing capacity of 3,169,295 tonnes, an annual sludge treatment capacity of 503,700 tonnes, and an annual medical waste processing capacity of 20,258 tonnes.

Benchmark Projects

Xiongan Integrated Waste Treatment Project
China’s only and the world’s second semi-underground integrated waste treatment project.
Hebei Zhangjiakou WTE Project
A WTE project supporting the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
Jiangxi Ji’an WTE Project
A site for Social Practise recognised by China Executive Leadership Academy, Jinggangshan, Jiangxi Province.

Hainan Boao Near-Zero Carbon Demonstration Zone Project
A demonstration project for China’s “Peaking Carbon Emissions and Achieving Carbon Neutrality” (“Dual Carbons”) Strategy (EPC model).
Zhejiang Hangzhou WTE Project
China’s first WTE project that solved the Not-in-My-Backyard (NIMBY) effect and was established at the project’s original construction site.
Jiangsu Changzhou WTE Project
A “community-friendly plant” and “living room of the city” with public amenities but without walls, and a typical case on overcoming obstacles since the 18th National Congress recognised by the Organisation Department of the CPC Central Committee in China.

Jiangsu Suzhou WTE Project
A “garden-like factory” as reported by China Central Television (CCTV).
Vietnam Can Tho WTE Project
A green benchmark of the Mekong Delta.
Heilongjiang Harbin WTE Project
The company’s fifth project that received the Luban Prize, highest honor in China’s construction industry.