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 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:45
Resources and waste policy - where we are, where we are heading and what it means for the industry (title tbc)
Senior representative, Defra, invited, ,


09:35 - 10:10
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.
10:10 - 10:45
ESG factors are driving investment decisions – how does energy from waste stack up from the investors’ point of view, and what is the longer term outlook?
Stefan Barow, Director, Infrastructure, Structured Finance Office for EMEA, MUFG Bank, Ltd
James Snape, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP


Further panel members invited
10:45 - 11:15
Refreshments


11:15 - 11:40
Financing CCS - how does the business model stack up?


Senior representative, UK Government Department, BEIS, invited.
11:40 - 12:10
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?
12:10 - 12:50
Leaders' panel - how is the waste to energy industry approaching the next 10 – 15 years?
Owen Michaelson, President, Covanta Europe
Senior representative, Hitachi Zosen Inova, ,


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
12:50 - 14:00
Lunch


14:00 - 14:40

CCS, CCUS

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?
Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Director CCS (CO2 Capture and Storage), Fortum Oslo Varme AS
Paul James BSc MSc, Director Energy, Waste, Environment, Industry , COWI – Energy International; CIWM Chair, Thermal Treatment Special Interest Group; session chair


Panel members invited

Project delivery

Getting plants built – the EPC model has had challenges over the years: is it time we tried EPCM?
David Harradine, Executive Director, ABN AMRO Bank NV
Alex Young, Head of Development, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group


Panel guests discuss the pros and cons of this model that works well in other sectors.

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.

Market development in the UK for alternative fuels – what 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?
14:45 - 15:15

CCS, CCUS

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


Funding criteria and calls for proposals for both large and small scale projects – what factors get these projects over the line?

Project delivery

Successful project delivery
Jan Nilsson, Commercial Director, Scandinavian Energy Contractors


Circular economy and resource recovery

Plastics to high value outputs


Speaker invited
15:15 - 15:45
Refreshments (1)


15:45 - 16:15

CCS, CCUS

CCS technology - a variety of approaches


Investment

Encouraging investment into new technologies
James Snape, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP


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

Ageing plants

Ageing plants - how should older plants be managed?


16:20 - 16:45

Circular economy and resource recovery

Circular economy - residual waste to resources


Growth markets

Key growth market


Energy management

Energy management - storage


16:50 - 17:30

CCS, CCUS

CCS debate - is CCS the appropriate way forward for waste to energy?


17:30 - 19:00
Drinks reception


Time Information
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:45
Senior representative UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy invited


09:45 - 10:20
Policy approaches in UK and EU 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?
Kate Young, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Aldersgate Group


How do policies differ between the EU and the UK?  What can we each learn from different approaches?

Further panel members invited
10:20 - 10:45
Waste to transport fuels and SAF - are we at the start of major change?


Dept for Transport and panel discussion members invited
10:45 - 11:15
Refreshments


11:15 - 11:45
Decarbonisation clusters - how will these affect future waste to energy development?


11:45 - 12:05
Waste heat and waste management – creating viable synergies in the drive to lower carbon heat networks
Mike Reynolds, Managing Director, Vattenfall Heat UK


12:05 - 12:45
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?
Tim Rotheray, Director of Innovation and Regulations, Viridor
Myles Kitcher, Executive Director, Natural Resources & Energy, Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P


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?
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch


13:45 - 14:20

Hydrogen development

Is hydrogen a viable path for waste to energy?
Dr Thom Koller, Programme Lead, Gas Goes Green, Energy Networks Association
ESWET representative, ,


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

Heat network solutions

Overcoming the hurdles - what are the key learnings for delivering successful heat networks?
Noah Nkonge, Head of Partnerships, Vattenfall Heat UK
George Robinson, George Robinson, Head of Finance and Commercial, Heat Networks, UK Govt Department BEIS


Discussion panel

Waste to transport fuel

Waste to transport fuel - case study, partnerships and feedstock


14:25 - 14:55

Hydrogen development

The future of waste? Hydrogen production and carbon capture in one process.
Andrew Cornell, CEO, ABSL


Exploring the technology, outputs and potential market structures of an advanced syngas production system.

Technical developments

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


Growth markets

Key growth market


14:55 - 15:30
Refreshments (1)


15:30 - 16:00

Hydrogen development

Waste to hydrogen case study


Technical developments

Case study - one of the world's most modern and efficient plants


Localised energy

Local solutions - how the small plant works in the local energy, resource and low carbon environment


16:05 - 16:30
Round up discussion - an analysis of the key points coming out of the past two days, and a look to the future.


16:30 - 16:30
Close of conference