As of 31 December 2022, Everbright Environment had a business presence in 220 cities, counties and districts across 26 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative region in China, with overseas business markets in Germany, Poland, Vietnam and Mauritius. It invested in and secured a total of 564 environmental protection projects, with an aggregate investment of approximately RMB157.675 billion. It also undertook various asset-light projects and services, such as environmental remediation, waste sorting, engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC"), operation and management ("O&M"), equipment supply, and technical services. As the world's largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, Everbright Environment had a total of 185 waste-to-energy projects (including an O&M project), with an aggregated designed daily household waste processing capacity of 155,200 tonnes
Environmental energy is a core business sector of Environmental Energy, with the largest scale and biggest business portion, covering waste-to-energy, food and kitchen waste treatment, leachate treatment, fly ash treatment, methane-to-energy, sludge treatment and disposal, construction and decoration waste treatment, and the development of environmental protection industrial parks. On this basis, in order to better play a synergistic role and expand the scope of its solid waste industrial chain, Everbright Environment merged the eco-recycling and environmental planning sectors into environmental energy in 2022, which further improved the deployment of Everbright Environment's waste-to-energy industrial chain, strengthened integrated development of the resources and energy integrated utilisation businesses, and consolidated Everbright Environment's leading position in the waste-to-energy industry.
As of 31 December 2022, environmental energy had invested in and held 258 projects, with a total investment of approximately RMB94.400 billion, and undertook 2 O&M projects and 11 EPC projects, which are designed to have an annual household waste processing capacity (including capacity of the O&M projects) of 52,432,250 tonnes, which is expected to generate 17,736,434,700 kWh of annual on-grid electricity, an annual food and kitchen waste processing capacity of 2,886,420 tonnes, an annual sludge treatment capacity of 503,700 tonnes, and an annual medical waste processing capacity of 12,775 tonnes.
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As of 31 December 2022, Everbright Environment held a 72.87% stake in China Everbright Water Limited ("Everbright Water"), which is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange"), with the goal of creating value to industries through various water-related businesses. Everbright Water has developed 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. Everbright Water has also formed a full industrial chain in the water business, including project investment, planning and design, technology R&D and related services, engineering and construction, and operations management and integrated diagnosis, amongst others. It is a first-class water environment management service provider in China.
As of 31 December 2022, Everbright Water had invested in and held 161 projects, with a total investment of approximately RMB29.603 billion. It also secured 4 EPC projects, 5 O&M projects and other types of asset-light businesses like technical services. These projects are designed to have an annual waste water treatment capacity (including capacity of the O&M projects) of 2,225,806,500 m3, an annual reusable water supply capacity of 109,719,000 m3, an annual water supply capacity of 310,250,000 m3, and an annual sludge treatment capacity of 793,900 tonnes.
As of 31 December 2022, Everbright Environment held a 69.7% stake in China Everbright Greentech Limited ("Everbright Greentech"), which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Everbright Greentech focuses on hazardous and solid waste treatment, integrated biomass utilisation, new energy, and environmental remediation, amongst others. It 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 31 December 2022, Everbright Greentech had invested in and held 140 projects, with a total investment of approximately RMB33.05 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, an annual 6,992,190,013 kWh of on-grid electricity, an annual hazardous and solid waste processing capacity of 2,873,400 tonnes, as well as 5,389,663 tonnes of steam supply per annum.
Being Everbright Environment's engine for technology research and development ("R&D") and innovation, the envirotech sector has been leveraging its R&D layout with platforms in various locations, focusing on key research areas such as household waste treatment, treatment of various hazardous and solid waste treatment, agricultural and forestry biomass utilisation, water environment management, big data and intelligent control. Envirotech is positioned to become a global platform dedicated to green technological innovation and conversion.
In 2022, envirotech strived to cater to the development of traditional business, new business and Everbright Environment's future development needs while promoting R&D work, in a bid to empower and provide technical support for the development of all businesses of Everbright Environment. In addition to a focus on China's "Dual Carbons" strategic goal and implementation of a series of "Carbon" themed research work, envirotech continued to carry out various R&D work and tackle difficult R&D issues. As a result, it made good progress in the fields of waste-to-energy, hazardous and solid waste treatment, flue gas treatment, and intelligent control.
As of 31 December 2022, Everbright Environment accumulatively held 1,675 patents and published 87 major technical essays.
With Everbright Environmental Technical Equipment (Changzhou) Limited being the main platform, Everbright Environment's equipment manufacturing sector strives to upgrade its factories from the country's "Green Factories" to "Zero-carbon Factories", promoting the integration of advanced manufacturing and modern services. In 2022, with the incorporation of the business of Everbright Environment's greenergy sector, equipment manufacturing further expanded its scope of business and enriched its product portfolio, fostering a new development paradigm for the "Intelligently Made by Everbright", continuing to solidify its industry-leading position.