Programme

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

Day 1 (Wednesday 28 February) – Economics, policy, 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

10:00 - 10:45 Opportunities in the UK and RDF export market in the next five years
Mark Terrell, general manager, Andusia Recovered Fuels

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Panel: Finance models for EfW projects
David Newman, structured finance office for EMEA, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

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.

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

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 Stream 1: EfW business plan best practice for successful project delivery
Sandeep Golchha, CEO, 4New

14:00 - 14:45 Stream 2: Myth Busting - Local authority – Is getting planning permission really so difficult?

14:45 - 15:30 Stream 1: Myth Busting - What is the secret of getting the Environmental Permit?

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

14:45 - 15:30 Stream 2: Heat Networks

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon tea

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

16:45 - 17:30 Case studies: new and refurbed sites and maintenance for the future
David Newman, structured finance office for EMEA, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Dr Chinderat Taylor, founder and director, Resource Efficiency Pathway

17:30 Close and drinks reception


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

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome & housekeeping

09:15 - 10:00 Big Data in EfW: using data to improve efficiency and performance
Matthias Lukic, CEO, Technik Gruppe

10:00 - 10:30 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 (EPCr) – can it be recycled?

10:30 - 11:00 Stream 1: Case study: Birmingham City Council: energy capital of UK

10:30 - 11:00 Stream 2: Health & Safety best practice in EfW

11:00 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:30 Fire prevention and protection in EfW: good and bad practices pushing up insurance premiums

12:30 - 13:15 Skills, training and diversity in the EfW industry
Rachel Oster, co-founder and principal of US consultancy Diversion Strategies and not-for-profit initiative 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: Gasification part 1 - inputs

15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon tea

15:15 - 16:00 Technology module: Gasification part 2 - outputs

Panel: Syngas pre- and post-accreditation in gasification: Is there a lack of consistency and how can it be improved?
Stephen Wise, waste sector director, Wood Plc (chair)
Keith Allaun, CEO, Powerhouse

16:30 - 16:45 Wrap up from the chair

Close

*Agenda is subject to change

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