Energy from Waste 2022, preliminary conference programme

2022 preliminary programe; programme development in progress, some details subject to change

Time Information
08:15 - 09:00
Registration; networking and refreshments

09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:55
Policy approaches to circular economy, net zero and waste to energy integration – are polices joining up? Will they encourage the necessary investment and make the most of resources?
Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association; speaker and session chair
Dr Ella Stengler, Managing Director,, CEWEP

How do policies differ between the EU and the UK?  What can we each learn from different approaches?
09:55 - 10:20
The UK waste to energy market - how much more growth is there?
Adrian Judge, Director, Tolvik Consulting

A consideration of volumes and changes since Covid, current and required capacity, the impact of carbon taxes, reducing exports and disruptive technologies.
10:20 - 10:55
10:55 - 11:25

11:25 - 11:50
Financing CCS - how does the Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) business model stack up for the waste to energy industry? (title tbc)
Senior representative, UK Government, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, ,

11:50 - 12:15
CCS in Copenhagen: exploring the policy and financial frameworks that make it viable
Jacob Simonsen, CEO, Amager Resource center

The Amager Bakke CCS project and the policy and funding environment in which it is being developed.   What have been the hurdles in  terms of business case and economic viability and how have these been overcome?  How does the project fit into the wider Danish decarbonisation strategy?  What lessons can the UK and other countries learn from the project’s development so far?
12:15 - 13:00
Leaders' panel - how is the waste to energy industry approaching the next 10 – 15 years?
Victoria Merton, Director of Strategy & External Affairs, Covanta Europe
Senior representative, Hitachi Zosen Inova, ,
Thomas Obermeier, CEO , Hon President DGAW; Head of business development EEW; CEO TOMM+C (management and consulting company)
Kevin Bradshaw, CEO, Viridor (to be confirmed)
Jacob Simonsen, CEO, Amager Resource center

Industry leaders explore the challenges the waste to energy sector is facing, eg -
how is the business model changing?
How do we balance net zero ambition with the realities of current assets? What impact will decarbonization and circular economy goals have on activities / costs/income/growth? What will we do with older plants? etc

Further panel members invited
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:40


Regulatory / policy pathways for decarbonizing the waste to energy sector: what are the requirements to deliver carbon negative emissions?
Tom Croymans, Chairman ESWET CCUS working group ,
Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Director CCS (CO2 Capture and Storage), Fortum Oslo Varme AS
Paul James BSc MSc, Director , Energy and Resources Ltd

A presentation by Dr Tom Croymans,  Chairman ESWET CCUS working group, followed by a CCS discussion panel - what are the lessons learnt so far, technically and economically, and how do we implement these learnings into waste to energy CCS development?

Feedstock, sorting and alternative fuels

What is the future for the RDF market?
Lars Jennissen, Chief Technical Officer, N+P Group
Mark Terrell, Director, Andusia Recovered Fuels

Decarbonising major industries developments in waste derived alternative fuel applications.
Lars Jennissen, Chief Technical Officer, N+P Group

Market development in the UK for alternative fuelswhat trends are we seeing in requirements and processing and what does this mean long term?  What do we need to encourage further investment into the sector?
Mark Terrell, Director, Andusia Recovered Fuels
14:45 - 15:30


UK waste to energy CCS
David Phillips, Head of UK and Investor Relations, Aker Carbon Capture
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd

Carbon Capture in the UK Energy from Waste Sector
David Phillips, Head of UK and Investor Relations, Aker Carbon Capture

The business model, economics and project development of a UK CCS project
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd

Growth markets

Growth markets

Circular economy and resource recovery

Generating value from ashes and residues to resources
Dr.-Ing Fritz Bruehl, Managing Director, Martin

Waste to energy with sewage sludge integration – technical and process advances for phosphorous recovery 
Dr.-Ing Fritz Bruehl, Managing Director, Martin
15:30 - 16:10
Refreshments (1)

16:10 - 16:35


EU Funding for CCS and low carbon projects
Christian Holzleitner, Programme Director, EU Innovation Fund


Encouraging investment into new technologies
James Snape, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Ian Crockford, Project Executive, Powerhouse Energy

How do we encourage investment into new technologies? How do you balance risk and return?

Circular economy and resource recovery

Circular economy - generating value from ashes and residues to resources (title tbc)
Martin Bjerregaard, CEO Meldgaard US Inc., Client Services Director , Meldgaard Recycling A/S
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

16:40 - 17:20

Project delivery

Project delivery - what impact might changing capacity requirements, local heat needs and changing policies have on plant size and location going forward?
Natalie Maletras, Director – Waste & Resources, Stantec
Frank Ligthart, Vice President, Strategy Business Development, Waste to Value, Sumitomo SHI FW

Circular economy and resource recovery

Resource management and decarbonisation - removing plastics from feedstock

Technical developments

Gaining performance improvements in current assets
Colin Bateman, Director of Business Development EMEA, IGS
Jim Shearer, Key Account Manager, Babcock & Wilcox

Managing the technical challenges of changing feedstock - how do plants maintain availability and cope with differing grades and qualities of feedstock supplies? (title tbc)
Colin Bateman, Director of Business Development EMEA, IGS

Plant optimisation - improving performance of current assets (title tbc)
Jim Shearer, Key Account Manager, Babcock & Wilcox
17:20 - 19:00
Drinks reception

Time Information
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:50
Senior representative UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy invited

09:50 - 10:25
The drive to net zero and the circular economy – how is the waste industry responding to the challenge? What needs to happen to achieve it?
Jane Gaston, Development Director, Protos
Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK
Tim Rotheray, Director of Innovation and Regulations, Viridor
Kate Young, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Aldersgate Group

A discussion panel with industry leaders exploring the realities of today’s ambitions.  In the UK the waste industry has set a target of 2040 for net zero, in Europe its by 2050  – what do we need to do to create the successful net zero, circular economy? Where are the market barriers and what do we need from governments to help achieve this?
10:25 - 11:00
Decarbonising transport using waste-derived fuels
Dr Keeley Bignal, Deputy Head of Low Carbon Fuels , Department for Transport
Grégoire Le Comte, Unit E.1 – Aviation Policy, Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission

UK Government Department for Transport provides updates on policy and forward vision for waste derived transport fuel, along with EU policies for SAF.  
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00
An outline of HyNet, one of the UK’s first two decarbonisation clusters - the aims, scope and structure, the business case and the part waste to energy plays in the project.
David Parkin, Director at Progressive Energy and Project Director for HyNet North West, Progressive Energy and HyNet North West
Paul Davies, NED, Chair of ESG and CCS Adviser , Viridor

12:00 - 12:20
Waste heat and waste management – creating viable synergies in the drive to lower carbon heat networks
Mike Reynolds, Managing Director, Vattenfall Heat UK

12:20 - 13:00
Is hydrogen a viable path for waste to energy? (1)
Dr Thom Koller, Programme Lead, Gas Goes Green, Energy Networks Association
Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, ESWET

A discussion panel on waste to hydrogen opportunities for the waste to energy industry, looking at policy, commercial and technical issues.
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:40

Project delivery

Project delivery - how do the different models compare?
Jan Nilsson, Commercial Director, Scandinavian Energy Contractors

further speakers invited

Waste to transport fuel

Waste to transport fuel - analysis of market and policy directions
Thomas Parsons, Commercial Development Manager – Biojet, BP
Jim Woodger, Managing Director, LanzaTech UK

Fuels and feedstock synergies between waste to fuels and waste to energy; policies, structures and opportunities
Thomas Parsons, Commercial Development Manager – Biojet, BP

Market development for waste to transport fuels, the impact of policy and support mechanisms, the hurdles yet to be overcome and the overall direction of development for this sector.
Jim Woodger, Managing Director, LanzaTechUK

14:45 - 15:30

Hydrogen development

Waste to hydrogen - technical, market and case study developments
Andrew Cornell, CEO, ABSL
Christian Riber, Business Development Manager, Ramboll

The future of waste? Hydrogen production and carbon capture in one process.
Exploring the technology, outputs and potential market structures of an advanced syngas production system.
Andrew Cornell, CEO, ABSL

Case study: how energy from waste hydrogen production could produce cost-effective local "green" fuels such as methanol
This case study explores how carbon recycling could be implemented in the short term and how UK energy from waste facilities could contribute.
Christian Riber, Business Development Manager, Ramboll

Technical developments

Technical developments – what are the key developments in plant design and build to achieve optimum performance?
Senior representative, Hitachi Zosen Inova, ,
Tim Clarke, , DWMC
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

Technical developments – what are the key developments in plant design and build to achieve optimum performance?
Senior representative, Hitachi Zosen Inova

Case study - Delivering what is currently the world’s largest energy from waste plant – an outline of the project, technology and progress of the Dubai Waste Management company’s 1.9mtpa plant.
Tim Clarke, DWMC

Growth markets

A key growth market - comparison of solutions

15:30 - 16:00
Refreshments (1)

16:00 - 16:35
CCS debate - is CCS the appropriate way forward for waste to energy?
Adam Whitmore, Principal Policy Adviser, Bellona

16:35 - 16:45
Round up discussion - an analysis of the key points coming out of the past two days, and a look to the future.
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

16:45 - 16:45
Close of conference