Time Information
08:30 - 08:55
Registration, breakfast & networking

09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:00
Deciphering the Resources and Waste Strategy and the role of EfW
Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association

11:00 - 11:30
Morning coffee and networking

11:30 - 12:15
The UK EfW market from a global perspective - we are at a pivotal moment so where are the opportunities and what is Europe thinking?
Hubert de Chefdebien, Deputy President, CEWEP
Robert Corijn, Group Chair RDF Industry Group and Marketing Manager,

12:15 - 13:00
The Value of partnerships in EfW project success
Adrian Judge, Director, Tolvik Consulting
Tom J. Koltis, Executive Director, Corporate Development, Covanta
Matt Edgar, Senior Vice President, Waste & Bioenergy, Green Investment Group

In this session attendees will hear from industry leaders regarding the value of partnerships in the Energy-from-Waste industry. Specific areas of discussion will include:

• How to find local and global partners with complementary skill sets to form Strategic partnerships – and why that’s important
• Crucial considerations for merchant EfW projects
• Implications for EfW development in a post-Brexit scenario
• Leveraging diverse project financing structures
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:45

Stream 1

Incentive insight
Dr Thom Koller, Senior Policy Manager, The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA)
Beth Watkins, Director, Infrastructure Team, Foresight Group

A look at the latest business incentives, relating to areas such as tax, revenue and employment, how they apply to Energy from Waste products such as heat, energy and chemicals, and how you can benefit.

Stream 2

Implications of the changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and opportunities for the Energy from Waste Industry
Joe Minns, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Transport
Mark Ramsay, Associate Director & Energy from Waste Knowledge Leader, Ricardo

14:50 - 15:35

Stream 2

How will technologies applied within EfW be affected by the recently introduced Contracts for Difference (CfD)?
Lars Fritz, Director & Senior Consulting Engineer, Lars Fritz Technology

Over the last decades various support mechanisms, such as Renewable Obligation Certificates, have shaped EfW technology and increased waste recycling rates, introduced composting and gasification etc. With CfD, but also changes in fuel supply, generators will have to adapt to new technical challenges. How will it affect EfW technology and the economy for new facilities?
15:35 - 16:15
Afternoon tea and networking

16:15 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:30
Networking drinks

Time Information
08:30 - 09:00
Registration, breakfast & networking

09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:00
An eye on Brexit - Panel Discussion
Mike Brown, Managing Director, Eunomia
Deborah Sacks, Waste & Resources Specialist, Department for International Trade
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd
Mark Terrell, General Manager, Andusia Recovered Fuels

A panel of experts will discuss issues around post-Brexit changes in onshore and offshore movements, regional flows of materials, sub-regional spare capacity and planning strategically, the long-term role for RDF exports and labour and customs implications.
10:00 - 10:45
Winning over your opposition
Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK
Paul Davison, Managing Director, Proteus
Penny Pearson, , Local Community Panel Member
Jane Ford, Community Liaison Officer Manager, MVV Environment Devonport

An insight from experts and converted opposition campaigners on how to go about effective community engagement, dispelling the myths and getting local authority backing.
10:45 - 11:15
Morning coffee and networking

11:15 - 12:00

Stream 1

Case Study

A team from Levenseat Renewable Energy will present a look behind the scenes at its new, highly anticipated energy from waste gasification plant in Scotland, with lessons learned and challenges overcome along the road to delivery.

Stream 2

Heat Networks
John Saunders, Investment Director and Head of HNDU (heat network delivery unit), The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Delegates will hear about the scale of heat networks opportunities nationally, how it's being supported by the HNDU, the role for Energy from Waste and some operational examples.
12:05 - 12:50

Stream 1

Lessons from abroad
Michael Mück, Head of Process Technology, Steinmüller Babcock Environment

Michael will give a detailed look at some of the technology being implemented for Energy from Waste plant optimisation and life extensions of ageing plants outside of the UK.

Stream 2

Exploring the increasing crossover between conventional EfW and bioenergy
Mark Sommerfeld, Policy Manager, Renewable Energy Association

A look at the growing convergence relating to funding commercial plants, digitalisation, jobs and the use of the outputs.
12:50 - 13:50

13:50 - 14:35

Stream 1


Exploring new processes, regulatory changes and the latest innovative projects.

Stream 2

Innovation in safety
Chris Jones, Director of Risk Management and Compliance, Cory Environmental and chairman of WISH
Russell Bonnett, Technical Director , Fire Shield Systems

What are the latest developments helping to boost site safety standards? Is the rush for new technology compromising safety?
14:40 - 15:25

Stream 1

What are the implications of changing recycling rates for the future of EfW?
John Whitehurst, Business Manager, Environmental Applications, Lhoist UK
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd

Speakers will explore factors such as required capacity and changes to feedstock composition, changing metrics and the recycling and food waste bans.

Stream 2

Skills & diversity for the EfW industry of tomorrow
Professor Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, The University of Northampton

How does the industry attract and develop the right skills for a market that is quickly evolving and will continue to change shape as a result of changing regulation and technological progress?
15:25 - 15:55
Afternoon tea and networking

15:55 - 16:40
Fuels and chemicals recovery
Dr Stephen Wise, Bioenergy Director, Energia
Iain Martin, Business Development and Incubator Director, Johnson Matthey
Mark Sommerfeld, Policy Manager, Renewable Energy Association
Neville Hargreaves, Business Manager, UK waste-to-jet project, Velocys

Waste-to-fuel and the wider value chain….it’s not just electricity. A look at some of the latest projects exploring the evolving opportunities in the market.
16:40 - 16:55
Closing statement - What's next?