Energy from Waste conference programme 2023

Preliminary programme - timings and details subject to change

Time Information
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:35
Feedstock – how much is there, where is it, what’s its composition and what will it look like in the future?
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd; speaker and session chair

09:35 - 10:05
ETS, carbon pricing and energy markets: what impact will these have on waste to energy revenue streams ?
Adrian Judge, Director, Tolvik Consulting
Richard Howard, Research Director, Aurora Energy Research

The old certainties of gate fees being a primary revenue source for energy from waste plants are disappearing – the new reality will see waste to energy plants operating in a more volatile and less controllable environment of carbon pricing and energy markets. What does this mean for the waste to energy sector? Adrian Judge and Richard Howard consider capacity, volume, carbon pricing and energy markets  to explore the implications  for the waste to energy sector.
10:05 - 10:25
Cost of living crisis and energy crisis, ETS and policy developments – how are all these factors impacting on local authority decision-making in relation to waste management, recycling and waste to energy? (title tbc)
Sam Horne, Chair, National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO)

10:25 - 11:00
How the waste, resources and waste to energy industries in Europe are responding to the macro factors of changing economic and energy situations and to impacts from policy and regulation.
Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO, Geminor
Jakub Bator, Managing Director, Krakowski Holding Komunalny S.A.

11:00 - 11:35

11:35 - 12:05
Keynote address

Speaker invited
12:05 - 12:50
Leaders’ Panel – how do industry leaders view the landscape for waste to energy going forward and where do they see their organisations heading over the next 10 -15 years?
Owen Michaelson, President, Covanta Europe
Sébastien Petithuguenin, CEO, Paprec
John Scanlon, CEO, Suez recycling and recovery UK

Leaders of some of the UK and Europe's top waste management and waste to energy companies explore the critical challenges, changes and opportunities which their organisations are facing.  They will discuss topics such as - 
    How are you balancing the existential factors of energy markets, net zero goals and circular economy policies with current waste to energy markets and operations?  
    How do you see feedstock changing over the short and medium term and what impact will this have on your business?
    Going forward, will carbon be the problem or the opportunity and how will this play out across fleets of varying plants?  
    Where do you see growth in the medium term, and what will the waste to energy industry look like in the next 10 – 15 years?

Further panel members invited
12:50 - 13:50

13:50 - 14:15
14:25 - 15:05

Project delivery

What are the benefits of delivering a project via an EPCM model and how do we overcome/manage investment risk under this model? Will the use of the EPCM model become common for use on projects in the UK?
Helen Moon, Principal Engineer, AFRY Solutions UK Limited
Nathan Bradberry, Partner, Bevan Brittan; session chair

Further panel members invited


Lessons learnt on CCS implementation
Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Director CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), Hafslund Oslo Celsio AS

Lessons learnt so far on CCS implementation at the Hafslund Oslo Celsio CCS project
Jannicke Gerner Bjerkas, Director CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), Hafslund Oslo Celsius
15:10 - 15:35

Project delivery

Plant construction - with construction delays affecting many plants, this session drills down into the details of plant build and asks whether, and how, improvements can be made to established methods
Simon Marr, Managing Director, Marr Contracting
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

Further panel members invited


CCS projects implementation

Speakers invited

Emissions trading and innovation

Further developments in innovative climate technologies: EU Certification of carbon removal and EU Innovation Fund.
Christian Holzleitner, Programme Director, EU Innovation Fund

15:35 - 16:05
Refreshments (1)

16:05 - 16:45


Ways forward for CCS delivery on waste to energy plants
Paul Davies, Director 7CO2, CCS advisor to Viridor, Viridor

How can we decarbonise dispersed energy from waste plants?
Paul Davies, Director 7CO2, CCS advisor to Viridor

With over half of the UK’s energy from waste plants sitting away from CCS pipelines, how will they decarbonise with impending ETS carbon pricing?  The session will consider progress on CO2 shipping and local capture and rail transportation and the economics of regional carbon capture.

Growth markets

Growth markets for waste to energy - Australia and the Middle East
James Cook, Executive Director, Tribe Infrastructure Group
Mac Irvine, Director, Head of Industrials , Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The Middle East
James Cook, Executive Director, Tribe Infrastructure Group

Waste to energy development in Australia – how significant are the opportunities and what solutions is Australia looking for? 
Mac Irvine, Director | Head of Industrials, CEFC

Ageing plants

Kirklees efw – what is the strategy for an ageing plant and what was the decision-making process?
Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Environment, Kirklees Council
James Snape, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; speaker and session chair

An examination of how the council’s net zero goals and the approaching end of the plant’s contractual period provided an opportunity for local development.
16:50 - 17:30


CCS delivery - project and technical updates
Ross Brown, Project Lead, Carbon Capture & Storage, Cory
David Phillips, Head of UK and Investor Relations, Aker Carbon Capture

The Cory CCS project: a template for international carbon trading?
Ross Brown, Project Lead, Carbon, Capture and Storage, Cory

Accelerating the transition using next generation modular carbon capture plants.
Second generation carbon capture plants based on modularity and mass production principles are coming to the market. We discuss why these are a solution for accelerating the deployment of carbon capture.
David Phillips, Head of UK and Investor Relations, Aker Carbon Capture

Growth markets

Growth markets

Further speakers invited

Ageing plants

Ageing plants - revamping and refurbishing
Mark Tipton, Director of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Babcock & Wilcox

Upgrading an ageing plant for extended life and improved output – case study
17:30 - 19:00
Drinks reception

Time Information
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:35
Policy developments in the EU - what will the impact be from developments in the Waste Framework Directive and other policy drivers (title tbc)
Paul de Bruycker, CEO, Indaver; President, CEWEP

09:35 - 10:05
10:05 - 10:40
Investor views - with high energy markets and ESG continuing at the top of agendas, waste to energy still seems very attractive – but how long will this last and what’s the longer term outlook?
Stefan Barrow, Director, Infrastructure, Structured Finance Office for EMEA, MUFG Bank, Ltd
Senior representative, , UK Infrastructure Bank

Further panel members invited
10:40 - 11:10
Key note address

11:10 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:20
The future vision of waste to energy
Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, ESWET
Thomas Obermeier, CEO , Hon President DGAW; Head of business development EEW; CEO TOMM+C (management and consulting company)

The Integrated Resource and Recovery Centre 
Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, ESWET

Energy from Waste 4.0 – how EEW sees future structures, partnerships and development plans for the resource and energy centre in the medium term.
Thomas Obermeier, Head of business development EEW; CEO TOMM+C (management and consulting company); Hon President DGAW;
12:20 - 12:50
Waste to transport fuelUK SAF policy update and the role of UK industry (1)
Dr Keeley Bignal, Deputy Head of Low Carbon Fuels , Department for Transport

12:50 - 13:50

13:50 - 14:30

Circular economy - ashes and residues

Developments in resource recovery from bottom ash and residues
Dr Alexandros Charitos, Professor for high temperature Processes in Non-ferrous Metallurgy, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Giovanna Chiara, Senior Sales Manager EfW, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG

Valorization of waste to energy plant fly ash to a valuable resource material: A holistic processing approach
TUBAF Authors: Gabriel Carneiro Braga, Sandra Waida, Prof. Thomas Bier, Prof. Alexandros Charitos

Extracting the best from the rest – capturing valuable materials for industrial or chemical purposes from waste to energy flue gas residues. Title to be confirmed
Giovanna Chiara, Senior Sales Manager EfW, Hitachi Zosen Inova
14:35 - 15:00

Circular economy - resource recovery

Quantafuel – Chemical recycling and decarbonising of feedstock – two sides of the same coin
Dr Chris Lach, Chief Commercial Officer (COO) , Quantafuel

Hydrogen development

Waste to hydrogen - a large scale case study
Grégory Bartholomé, Business developer and Project Manager, HyNetherlands, Engie

Waste to hydrogen and e-methanol – case study of the EEW, Engie, OCI project in the Netherlands (title tbc)

Technical developments

Technical developments

15:00 - 15:30
Refreshments (1)

15:30 - 16:10

Heat network Delivery

Heat Network Zoning – what this means for Energy from Waste plants
BEIS Heat Networks Team, ,

Hydrogen development

Hydrogen development

Technical developments

Technical developments (1)

16:15 - 16:55
16:55 - 17:00
Close of conference