Time Information
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:50
Keynote - Supporting the move to a low carbon and circular economy – the role of waste to energy
Paul de Bruycker, CEO, Indaver; President, CEWEP

09:50 - 10:30
Volumes, capacity, gate fees and trade – UK and Europe
Adrian Judge, Director, Tolvik Consulting
Ralf Schopwinkel, COO, Geminor

What is the future of RDF markets and how will this play out for the UK?  How much will Brexit, RDF taxes / changing government policies, affect trade? How are gate fees responding to the changing economics?
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00
Managing resources – policy approaches from England, Wales and Scotland and how this translates to development of infrastructure
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK
Taliesin Maynard, Head of Waste and Recycling Infrastructure, Welsh Government
Angus Hamilton, Managing Director , Levenseat

How is policy translating into infrastructure?
What effect will Scotland’s landfill ban have?
Do we need to plan for a "bulge" of waste?
12:00 - 13:00
Leaders’ panel – the shape of the industry in the next 5, 10, 20 years.
Ian Brooking, CEO, CoGen
Phil Piddington, MD, Viridor
Chris Holmes, Partner, Foresight Group
Paul Green, Vice President, Business Development or ,
Julia Watsford UK MD, UK MD , Wheelabrator Technologies

How will waste to energy respond to the changing environment, the circular economy, the decarbonization of energy and industry and changing feedstock patterns?
What sort of projects will the money be following over the next 10 – 20 years?
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:45

Stream 1 – Key factors for UK project delivery success

What are investors looking for in projects going forward?
Allan Vlah, Director, Infrastructure, Aviva Investors
Jeff Gibbon, Director, Energy & Environmental Finance, Ernst & Young LLP
James Samworth, , Greencoat Capital

What financial models will prove most robust and where are funds likely to come from?
What provides investors with cash flow certainty in a post-subsidy world?
Will the UK maintain investment discipline as EfW capacity gets built out?
How long is “long enough” for operating track record?

Stream 2 – Global perspectives on market and technology advances

Refurbishing and revamping existing energy from waste plants.

Speakers invited
14:50 - 15:30

Stream 1 – Key factors for UK project delivery success

An analysis of the UK EPC delivery market
Christophe Cord’Homme, Business and Products Development Director, CNIM
Steve Radcliffe (1), MD, or senior team member, Clugston Construction

How EPC contracts work – the important topics. 
Technology issues within EPC.
EPC delivery, the competition and challenges from a civils perspective.

Stream 2 – Global perspectives on market and technology advances

Next stages for a mature market – an exploration of the waste to energy market in Germany.
Thomas Obermeier, CEO, TOMM+C, Hon.President DGAW

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:45

Stream 1 – Key factors for UK project delivery success

Getting a complex project across the line – what are the lessons learnt from recent projects? (1)
Gillian Sinclair, Head of Development, UK Energy Division (GE+), FCC Environment
Jeff Gibbon, Director, Energy & Environmental Finance, Ernst & Young LLP

Stream 2 – Global perspectives on market and technology advances

Grate combustion: Developments for fast maintenance, high flexibility and long grate life-time.
Dr. Reto Strobel, , Hitachi Zosen Inova

A session exploring efficiency developments ensuring high availability and campaign time, low maintenance, low emissions and residues, flexible design and full automation.
16:50 - 17:30

Stream 1 – Key factors for UK project delivery success

Technical, contractual and financial challenges to heat offtake and best practice solutions for delivery success.
John Saunders, Investment Director and Head of HNDU (heat network delivery unit), The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Tom Bainbridge, Partner, Lux Nova Partners Limited

Why are waste to energy plants still finding it so hard to deliver CHP?
Are policies and incentives sufficient to overcome the complexities of CHP from energy from waste facilities?
A practical forum to answer questions and demonstrate solutions from proven case studies.

Stream 2 – Global perspectives on market and technology advances

Global growth markets for waste to energy.
Deborah Sacks BSc MA MCIWM MRTPI MRICS, Waste and Resources Specialist, Renewable Energy Team, Department for International Trade

Which markets are key areas of interest for delivering new facilities?
What are the key elements that must be in place to access these markets?
What are the main challenges in delivering projects on the ground?


Speaker invited.
17:30 - 19:00
Drinks and networking

Time Information
09:00 - 09:10

09:10 - 09:50
Keynote - Energy from Waste and its role in lower carbon heat, fuel, energy

Speaker invited.
09:50 - 10:25
Working towards carbon neutral by 2050 - what's the optimum use of residual waste measured by its carbon impact?
Rachel Solomon-Williams, Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Dept for Transport, Dept for Transport
Dr Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4Tech

10:25 - 11:10
Lessons learnt from ACT development so far.
Hamish McPherson, CEO, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group
Paco Hevia, MD, Amey Waste Treatment
Alex Miles, Director, Commercial Development (Europe), Enerkem
Nicholas Hannon, Head of Environment & Waste, Milton Keynes Council

Why have some plants found development in the UK challenging?
What went wrong and what are the lessons learnt?
What has been the experience elsewhere?
Should the focus be on resource outputs rather than energy?
What are the prospects for the future?
11:10 - 11:40

11:40 - 12:10
The Uskmouth conversion project – Europe’s largest end-of-waste project.
Timothy Cornelius, CEO, Simec Atlantis Energy

An outline of the world’s first coal fired to end-of-waste conversion, with details on combustion systems and fuel developments, hurdles to delivery and projected power production.


12:10 - 12:55
“Decarbonising” energy from waste with multi resource and energy outputs.
Myles Kitcher, MD, Peel Environmental, Peel L&P Ltd
John Ferguson, EcoideaM Ltd , Binn Eco Park

Can waste to energy reposition itself on carbon measures?
Is the future of waste to energy a mix of technologies and resource outputs?
What are the opportunities for regional development?
What role does EfW have to play in evolving circular economy systems?

12:55 - 13:55

13:55 - 14:40

Stream 1 – High value outputs from ACTs – project updates

Partnerships for fuels and gasses – is this the future of the ACT market?
Jeff Ovens, MD UK and Europe, or Jim Macias, President, Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc
Matt Hindle, Policy Director, Energy Networks Association

Stream 2 – Carbon reduction developments with established technology - game-changers?

Employing CCUS / CCS with energy from waste plants
Ronald de Vries, Project Manager, Twence
Oscar Graff, Vice President and Head of CCUS, Aker Solutions

The Twence EfW CCUS project - the economics, markets and outputs; integration into the plant and operations; the longer term outlook.
Outline of the technology and its implementation; technical challenges and solutions.
14:45 - 15:20

Stream 2 - Feedstock developments

Alternative derived fuel production: technical and global market developments.
Lars Jennissen, Chief Technical Officer, N+P Group

Updates on the Teesside production facility; the technical and market development for SubCoal and other replacement fuels; technical challenges in both production and use and how these are overcome; economic and carbon measures; the impact of Brexit, import taxes and market development directions. 

Stream 1 - System optimisation for improved efficiency and output.

Best available techniques and BREF update - what will these mean for the industry?

Speaker invited.
15:20 - 15:45

15:45 - 16:10

Stream 2 - project update

Update on a major project

Stream 1 - System optimisation for improved efficiency and output.

Optimizing electricity revenues from waste to energy plants
Tom Palmer, Managing Consultant, Cornwall Insights

Accessing best power prices for sale of energy.
Nature of contracts and what provides optimum returns for different types of plants.
Local authority linking of waste to local energy.
Future possibilities of energy storage, EV charging, etc.
16:15 - 16:45
Positive engagement and community liaison - a discussion panel to explore effective communication .

What are the key messages about the benefits of waste to energy and how should these be presented?
What are the public’s primary concerns and how can these be resolved?
16:45 - 17:00
Chairman’s round up and close of conference