Energy from Waste 2018: Economic and operational aspects of successful global EfW infrastructure development

Day 1 (Wednesday 28 February) – Economics, finance, business models

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome & housekeeping
Ian Crummack, managing director, Cobalt Energy

09:15 - 10:00 Overview of the global EfW market

Paul De Bruycker, president Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants, CEO Indaver

10:00 - 10:45 Opportunities in the UK and RDF export market in the next five years

Mark Terrell, general manager, Andusia Recovered Fuels
Harriet Parke, senior consultant, Eunomia

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Panel: Finance models for EfW projects. Finance models for EfW projects are evolving and risk is being pushed from the investor down the supply chain to the contractor. The panel discusses finance strategies for successful project delivery, including use of land leases, equity & debt and the role of export credit guarantees.

Maxine Perella, Environmental journalist (Chair)
Richard Belfield, senior sales director, HZI
James Samworth, Partner, Foresight Group

12:00 - 12:30 Why EfW should be considered a vital pillar of the Circular Economy

Andy Pike, strategic infrastructure projects director, Cory Riverside
Keith Riley, director, BH Energy Gap

12:30 - 13:00 Panel: Project contract structure – pitfalls to be aware of and successful examples

James Snape, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (Chair)
James Dowell, bid director, Suez

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 Stream 1: EfW business plan best practice for successful project delivery

Andy Leonard, global operations director, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund
Sandeep Golechha, CEO, 4New
Neil Bennett, Commercial Director, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group

14:00 - 14:45 Stream 2: Myth Busting - Local authority – Is getting planning permission really so difficult? What are the issues now with getting planning permission?

Claire Brown, associate director, planning and design, Wood plc
Brian Hamilton, technical director, planning and design, Wood plc

14:45 - 15:30 Stream 1: Heat Networks: A look at latest developments in the UK and abroad

Ian Crummack (Chair), managing director, Cobalt Energy
Crispin Matson, country manager - Director, Energy Systems, Ramboll UK
Andres Dyrelund, district heating and energy planning specialist, Ramboll Denmark
Jarno Stet, waste services manager, Westminster City Council
Julius Lundh, Project Associate, Heat Networks

14:45 - 15:30 Stream 2: Myth Busting - What is the secret of getting the Environmental Permit?

  • How to apply
  • Information required
  • NOx and why we still have tall chimneys

Stephen Othen, technical director, Fichtner Consulting Engineers

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon tea

16:00 - 16:45 Project development for emerging markets

Dr Chinderat Taylor, founder and director, Resource Efficiency Pathway
Dr-Ing Ute Fleck, head of sales EPC, CNIM SA
Prashant Maniar, Managing Partner, Encito Advisors

16:45 - 17:30 Case studies: new and refurbed sites and maintenance for the future

Maxine Perella, Environmental journalist (Chair)
Mathew Kay, Head of Asset Management Suez R&R UK - Energy Division
Steve Brown, operations director GE+, FCC Environmental

17:30 Close and drinks reception

Day 2 (Thursday 1 March) – Operational aspects of successful EfW delivery

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome & housekeeping

09:00 - 09:45 Big Data in EfW: using data to improve efficiency and performance

Matthias Lukic, CEO, Technikgruppe Austria
Dr Helen Gablinger, Director Research & Development, Hitachi Zosen Inova

09:45 - 10:15 Residues of EfW and the role of the ESA Protocol

  • The truth about bottom ash and what can be done with it
  • Pollution control residues (APCr) – can it be recycled?

David York, chairman, Ballast Phoenix
Jane Turrell, Principal Consultant Resource Efficiency, WRc
Andrew Elliott, COO, Castle Environmental

10:15 - 11:00 Stream 1: Case study: Birmingham City Council: energy capital of UK

Prof Andreas Hornung, director of the insitute branch Fraunhofer Umsicht
Matthew Rhodes, chair, Energy Capital
Prof Martin Freer,
Head of Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI), Birmingham University

10:15 - 11:00 Stream 2: NAECI (The Blue Book): A threat or a blessing and where’s the Brexit link?

Ian Crummack, managing director, Cobalt Energy

11:00 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:30 Stream 1: Policy Discussion - Following publication of the Clean Growth Strategy, Industrial Strategy and the 25 year Environment Plan, and in advance of Defra’s Resources & Waste Strategy, this session explores the possible implications of the Government’s emerging new policy framework for the energy from waste sector.

Ian Arbon, Sustainable Engineering & Management Consultant, iMechE
Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association

11:45 - 12:30 Stream 2: Fire Protection & Prevention

Tim Bigelow, CIWM

12:30 - 13:15 Skills, training and diversity in the EfW industry

Rachel Oster, co-founder, Women in Solid Waste and Recycling
Professor Margaret Bates, immediate past president of CIWM and chair of its scientific and technical committee

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 15:00 Technology module part 1 - Inputs - Panel discussion: The influence of waste fuel quality on plant economics and energy output

Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK (Chair)
Jeremy Tomkinson, CEO and lead consultant for Biofuels, NNFCC
Christophe Cord'Homm, Business & Products Development Director , CNIM Group
Tim Shapcott, Business Development Director, Associated Waste Management

15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon tea

15:15 - 16:00 Technology module part 2 - Outputs - Panel discussion: Pre- and post-accreditation for qualifying renewable energy schemes: Is there a lack of consistency and how can it be improved?

Dr Stephen Wise, waste sector director, Wood Plc (chair)
Keith Allaun, CEO, Powerhouse
Ian Arbon, IMechE

16:00 - 16:15 Wrap up from the chair


*Agenda is subject to change

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