Energy from Waste, 15-16 March 2023
With much debate around volumes, capacity, policy impacts and demands from other industries, feedstock is at the top of the agenda for current and future plants. Simone Aplin, Technical Director , Anthesis and Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd consider current and future outlooks.
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.
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?
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
How to Lose Waste without Counting Carbon - A Decade of Learnings from CCUS
Rebecca Eason, Head of Market CO2 Management, Technip Energies
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.
This is followed by a wider discussion on the strategies for ageing plants - the questions to ask, the analysis to be considered. With panel guest, Euston Ling, NLHPP Head of Technical Assurance, NLWA
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
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.
Decarbonising Energy-from-Waste – integrating a post-combustion capture facility. Adya Deshmukh, Senior Process Engineer, Fluor Ltd
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.
Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Aker Carbon Capture
Key technical & commercial considerations in the development of a CCS plant on a multi-line, multi plant EFW – SUEZ Teesside journey so far.
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Chief technical development & innovation officer, SUEZ Recycling & recovery UK Ltd
Upgrading an ageing plant for extended life and improved output – case study
Mark Tipton, Director of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Babcock & Wilcox
With follow up discussion panel
What is the strategy for an ageing plant and what are the decision-making processes? The factors of cost, longevity, performance and long-term goals are all finely balanced and every plant has a set of unique factors. Technical experts and leading advisors discuss the issues that need to be addressed as plants age and move towards the end of a contractual period .
An exploration of the resource and residual waste policies in Europe and the UK - are there significant differences? What can we learn from these and how will they shape developments going forward?
The Integrated Resource and Recovery Facility
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;
Waste to energy to hydrogen to e-fuels – the logical kick start to the hydrogen economy
Daniel Marenne, Energy Solution Architect, Engie Generation Europe , Engie
With policies and funding coming through to encourage investment into SAF, and a planned SAF based flight across the Atlantic later this year, development into this sector is clearly being encouraged. But what are the challenges? This panel of top industry experts, who represent a range of stakeholders, explore the risk factors, from feedstock to technology, from market stability to construction challenges and more.
Valorization of waste to energy plant fly ash to a valuable resource material: A holistic processing approach
Gabriel Carneiro Braga, Research Associate, TU Bergakadamie Freiberg
Extracting the best from the rest – capturing valuable materials from waste to energy flue gas residues
Giovanna Chiara, Senior Sales Manager EfW, Hitachi Zosen Inova
This major, twenty-five year project, brings in private investment and includes a major expansion of Bristol’s district heat network, with wind, solar and other energy-efficiency measures to dramatically decarbonise the city. Is this a template for cities going forward?
Large scale waste to hydrogen to e-methanol case study of the EEW, Engie, OCI, HyNetherlands project
Daniel Marenne, Energy Solution Architect, Engie
Generation Europe , Engie Energy from waste and electrolytic hydrogen – providing low carbon fuel for the circular economy and grid support
Wayne Robertson, General Counsel and Executive Committee lead for ESG, Net Zero, Policy & Regulation and Communications, enfinium
Discussion - the synergies for hydrogen development from waste to energy, the hurdles to be addressed.