As the largest environmental enterprise in China, a leading player in Asia's environmental protection industry, the world's largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, and a world-renowned environmental group, Everbright Environment, despite the severe external challenges in the first half of 2022, was committed to its original aspiration of carrying out "Green Business", focused on its major businesses, and insisted on developing high-quality and efficient environmental protection projects and services to protect the living and ecological environment in various locales. At the same time, the Company focused on the 4 major areas, namely environment, resources, energy and climate. It also focused on "Reduction of Pollution and Carbon Emissions" and "Pursuit of Synergy and Efficiency", continued the innovation-driven development approach, and moved forward despite all pressures and difficulties. As a result, Everbright Environment steadily carried out the strategic transformation and high-quality development, solidifying its overall competitiveness and its industry-leading position.
As of 30 June 2022, Everbright Environment had a business presence in over 210 locations across 25 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative region in China, with overseas markets in Germany, Poland, Vietnam and Mauritius. The Company secured a total of 540 environmental protection projects, with an aggregate investment of approximately RMB154.077 billion; it also undertook 44 environmental remediation services, 3 waste sorting services, 26 engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") projects, 5 energy management contract ("EMC") projects and 6 operation and management ("O&M") projects. As the world's largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, Everbright Environment had a total of 178 waste-to-energy projects (including an O&M project) under its environmental energy and greentech sectors, with an aggregated designed daily household waste processing capacity surpassing 150,000 tonnes.
As a core business sector of Everbright Environment, with the largest scale and biggest business portion, environmental energy covers waste-to-energy, food and kitchen waste treatment, sludge treatment and disposal, leachate treatment, fly ash treatment, methane-to-energy, construction and decoration waste treatment and the development of environmental protection industrial parks, amongst others. During first half of 2022, environmental energy continued to expand the scope of its industrial chain and consolidate its competitive advantage and leading position in the waste-to-energy industry.
As of 30 June 2022, environmental energy had invested in and held 237 projects, commanding a total investment of approximately RMB91.020 billion, and undertook 1 O&M project and 5 EPC projects. These projects (including an O&M project) are designed to have an annual household waste processing capacity of 50,972,250 tonnes, which is expected to generate annual on-grid electricity of 17,159,380,763 kWh, an annual food and kitchen waste processing capacity of 2,573,250 tonnes, an annual sludge treatment capacity of 394,200 tonnes.
China Everbright Greentech Limited ("Everbright Greentech") is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange"), with a business focus on integrated biomass utilisation, hazardous and solid waste treatment, environmental remediation, solar energy, wind power, amongst others. Everbright Greentech positions itself as a leading intelligent energy supplier dedicated to "Carbon Neutrality", as well as a prominent industrial hazardous waste treatment investor and operator in China.
As of 30 June 2022, Everbright Greentech had invested in and held 141 environmental protection projects, with a total investment of approximately RMB33.120 billion. These projects are designed to have an annual biomass raw material processing capacity of 8,089,800 tonnes, an annual household waste processing capacity of 4,215,750 tonnes, and an annual hazardous and solid waste processing capacity of 2,943,376 tonnes. These projects are expected to generate 6,992,190,013 kWh of on-grid electricity and 5,223,263 tonnes of steam supply per annum.
China Everbright Water Limited ("Everbright Water") is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. As a leading water environment management service provider in China, Everbright Water has developed a fully-fledged business coverage, which includes raw water protection, water supply, municipal waste water treatment, industrial waste water treatment, reusable water, river-basin ecological restoration, and sludge treatment and disposal. It has also formed a full industry chain in the water business, including project investment, planning and design, technology research and development ("R&D") and related services, engineering and construction, operations management and integrated diagnosis
As of 30 June 2022, Everbright Water had invested in and held 153 projects, commanding a total investment of approximately RMB28.654 billion. It also secured 4 EPC projects and 5 O&M projects. These projects (including the O&M projects) are designed to have an annual waste water treatment capacity of 2,201,497,500 m3, annual reusable water supply capacity of 102,419,000 m3, and annual water supply capacity of 310,250,000 m3.
As China's backbone environmental protection equipment R&D and manufacturing provider, Everbright Environment's equipment manufacturing sector leverages Everbright Environmental Technical Equipment (Changzhou) Limited ("Changzhou Equipment Company") as the main platform to actively establish a new development paradigm that integrates traditional and new businesses. The sector also explored the development of zero-carbon plants, which further solidified its industry-leading position.
Equipment manufacturing continued to promote technology R&D and carried out a number of research projects, covering equipment, technologies and processes. With respect to development of zero-carbon plants, equipment manufacturing conducted systematic carbon emission calculation, statistics and evaluation for the Changzhou Equipment Company in first half of 2022, and further optimised the layout of the solar energy facilities that had already been built on the roof of its plants to enhance energy conservation and emission reduction efficiency.
Everbright Environment's eco-recycling sector closely follows the "Five Points in One Line" process model for waste sorting, with a focus on 3 main business areas, namely waste sorting and zero-waste cities, environmental sanitation integration, and resource recycling. Striving to expand markets, the sector has positioned itself as a first-class investor and operator in waste sorting and resource recycling across China.
In first half of 2022, eco-recycling undertook every effort to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to boost its effort in market expansion with a focus on the 3 main business areas. The Company secured Jiangsu Yancheng Renewable Resources Project and undertook public restroom operation and maintenance service for the Miaogang of Qidu Town in the Wujiang District of Suzhou City, laying a solid foundation for the subsequent implementation of the environmental sanitation integration in Qidu town. In addition, it undertook the food and kitchen waste collection and transferring project in the Huaiyin District of Ji'nan City, Shandong Province, helping to achieve synergy at the back end with the Company's kitchen waste treatment project in Ji'nan, which is of big significance for the Company to carry out the collection and transferring of food waste and household waste in the future in Ji'nan. In addition, in first half of 2022, eco-recycling closely followed up on business opportunities involving waste sorting and environmental sanitation integration in Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan and other provinces.
Everbright Environment's greenergy sector adheres to the development philosophy of "Green, Healthy and Intelligent" lighting, with its business covering R&D, design, manufacturing and sales of energy-saving healthy lighting products, as well as software and hardware products relating to the development of smart cities that are based on greenergy's intelligent light poles. Greenergy aims to provide lighting services for urban streets, tourism sites and education purposes, as well as for the development of intelligent industrial parks and smart cities. The sector is dedicated to becoming a leading integrated service provider specialised in energy-saving lighting and the development of smart cities in China.
As of 30 June 2022, greenergy had secured 5 streetlight retrofitting projects based on an EMC model, which retrofitted more than 150,000 street lamps in total. It also signed 10 lighting upgrading and intelligent light pole projects based on an EPC model.
Being Everbright Environment's technology R&D and innovation engine, the envirotech sector has been leveraging its "Four-in-One" technological innovation and R&D layout with platforms in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Qingdao City, to foster and accelerate the Company's' strategic transformation, structure optimisation and new business development. The sector aims to become a global platform dedicated to green technological innovation and conversion.
In terms of R&D layout, in first half of 2022, envirotech focused on the development of traditional business, new business and the future development needs, while promoting R&D work, with relevant R&D works covering various technological fields such as energy-saving and efficiency-enhancing technologies for waste-to-energy plants, advanced leachate treatment systems, core technologies relating to intelligent internet of things, satellite remote sensing carbon monitoring technologies, waste plastic pyrolysis technologies, efficient biomass pyrolysis and gasification technologies and technologies and equipment for waste incineration at small scales, which helped to build up momentum and provide technical support for the Company's business development.
With a focus on China's "Dual Carbons" strategic goals, in first half of 2022, envirotech continued to optimise Everbright Environment's carbon calculation model; completed 6 pilot carbon monitoring projects by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC; actively promoted the development of carbon assets for the Company's environmental protection projects; and developed a carbon asset management information platform with phased results.
As of 30 June 2022, Everbright Environment were granted 1,495 patents in total, including 152 invention patents, 1,110 utility patents, 197 software copyright licence, and 36 appearance patents. The Company also published 72 major technical essays.
Everbright Environment's environmental planning sector leverages the Everbright Ecological and Environmental Planning and Design Institute (the "Institute") as the main platform, focusing on environmental protection and energy. It strives to build core technological capabilities, explore diversified business operations, enhance technical capabilities, and expand the business scope and industry chain. The Institute leverages its strengths to gradually develop an integrated engineering consultancy service system, with the aim of becoming a first-class planning and design institute in China.
In first half of 2022, the Institute continued to actively strive to meet the needs of the Company's other business sectors and undertake relevant services, while further strengthening its ability for market expansion and deployment. In addition, the Institute was involved in the uptake and application of new technologies in various environmental protection fields, including ultra-low emission retrofitting technologies, ultra-high pressure reheat unit design, solid waste resource recovery technologies and leachate testing capability.
As of now, the Institute has obtained a set of important qualifications relating to design and consulting, ecological construction, as well as environmental engineering in the fields of electricity, municipalities and the environment.