Catalysing Near Zero Waste Investments in Turkey (NØW Project)

Catalysing Near Zero Waste Investments in Turkey (NØW Project)

At the end of 2015, EXERGIA was awarded a framework contract by EBRD in Turkey, the NØW Project.

The objective of the NØW Project is to provide a framework for waste minimisation scale-up in Turkey by mobilising funds for waste minimisation investments with high potential for replicability. This is expected to enhance the competitiveness of corporate enterprises through the optimal use of resources, technology innovation, and the introduction of best practice and improvements to the waste management practices of the client. In its turn, this will promote market transformation and transition by supporting demonstration projects for different waste streams, introducing advanced assessment of optimal resource use and aligning the interest of technology suppliers and end-users.

The Project is expected to target a variety of industrial sectors in Turkey, through four main components:

  • A combination of financing products or instruments in coordination with the technical assistance to facilitate climate technology deployment.
  • Development of market assessments for several sectors (including packaging, cement, recycling of different packaging wastes); technical assistance for investment project pipeline preparation for private sector and municipal waste minimisation projects; and technical project development support.
  • Legislative, regulatory and policy analysis and implementation.
  • A number of coordination, knowledge sharing and visibility activities.