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

11:15 - 11:40
Financing CCS - how does the Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) business model stack up for the waste to energy industry? (title tbc)
Senior representative, UK Government, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, ,

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, ,
Thomas Obermeier, CEO , Hon President DGAW; Head of business development EEW; CEO TOMM+C (management and consulting company)
Kevin Bradshaw, CEO, Viridor (to be confirmed)

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

14:00 - 14:40


Regulatory / policy pathways for decarbonizing the waste to energy sector: what are the requirements to deliver carbon negative emissions?
Tom Croymans, Chairman ESWET CCUS working group ,
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

A presentation by Dr Tom Croymans,  Chairman ESWET CCUS working group, followed by a 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?

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


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 technology - a variety of approaches


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?
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

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 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
Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association

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
Decarbonising transport using waste-derived fuels
Dr Keeley Bignal, Deputy Head of Low Carbon Fuels , Department for Transport

UK Government Department for Transport provides updates on policy and forward vision.
Panel discussion members invited
10:45 - 11:15

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
Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK; Session chair

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

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.

Waste to transport fuel

Waste to transport fuels and SAF - are we at the start of major change?

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, ,
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

Circular economy and resource recovery

Waste to energy with sewage sludge integration – technical and process advances for phosphorous recovery (title tbc)
Dr.-Ing Fritz Bruehl, Managing Director, Martin

14:55 - 15:30
Refreshments (1)

15:30 - 16:00

Hydrogen development

Waste to hydrogen case study

Technical developments

Case study - Delivering what is currently the world’s largest energy from waste plant – an outline of the project, technology and progress of the Dubai Waste Management company’s 1.9mtpa plant. (title tbc)
Tim Clarke, , DWMC

Operating at an expected efficiency of 34%, the plant is set to deliver 200 MW of electricity feeding directly into the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority power grid system,
roughly 2% of the annual electricity consumption in Dubai and will be operating under the world’s most stringent emissions and monitoring controls.

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.
Ian Crummack, MD, Cobalt Energy; Speaker / Session chair

16:30 - 16:30
Close of conference