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​MoU signed to establish a Centre of Innovation between NEWRI, NTU and JFE (17 July 2017) ​

Published on: 27-Jul-2017


17 July 2017, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), NTU  and JFE Engineering Corporation signed a Memorandum  of Understanding (MoU) as part of both parties’ current planning to establish a Centre of Innovation for Environmental Technology in order to conduct joint research collaboration leveraging the pilot NTU-NEA Waste-to-Energy Research Facility. 

Earlier in 2017, JFE Engineering Corporation was awarded the contract to design and build NTU-NEA Waste-to-Energy Research Facility, the first-of-its-kind in Singapore, with the goal of addressing waste management through an integrated approach. This facility is designed to offer stakeholders a platform to demonstrate and test innovative and sustainable solutions in Waste-to-Energy-related areas.

The areas of joint research collaboration at the Centre shall include areas such as diverse waste treatment, fly ash stabilization, slag reutilisation and gasification technology. The MoU signing was held in conjunction with the symbolic ground-breaking at the Tuas site for the S$40 million Waste-to-Energy Research Facility. 

”The Innovation Centre for Environmental Technology to be set up by JFE with NTU will enable R&D and manpower training activities in the area of slagging gasification. By combining NTU’s research expertise in the areas of waste management and environmental technologies with the industry experience of JFE, a leading player in the WtE industry, the joint centre will chart exciting new solutions to meet Singapore’s waste management needs. Our goal is not only to ‘close the waste loop’ in Singapore but to also enhance our industry’s reach into the regional waste management market.” said Prof Ng Wun Jern (NEWRI).​
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In attendance at the MoU signing and the site inauguration was Mr Goh Chee Kiong (Executive Director, Cleantech, EDB), Mr Satish Appoo (NEA’s Group Director - Joint Operations & Technology), Prof Ng Wun Jern (NEWRI Executive Director), Mr. Eiichi Shibuya (Senior Managing Director, Environmental Solutions Sector, of JFE Engineering Corporation), and Mr Yoshiro Abe (Managing Director, JFE). 

Mr Eiichi Shibuya said, “We believe that the construction of this WtE Research Facility in Singapore is a unique opportunity to showcase our High-Temperature Slagging Gasification system globally. We are extremely honoured to have received a vote of confidence from NEA and NTU to build Singapore’s first ever WtE facility based on our Slagging Gasification technology.”

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