Energy from Waste and Waste to Energy Workshop

EBRI organised a workshop, at Aston on July 20 and 21, on behalf of SUPERGEN Bioenergy on the important current topic of “Energy from Waste and Waste to Energy”. There were 10 speakers from Industry, government and funding agencies over 2 days.

The workshop included break-out sessions to discuss particular issues in more detail such as: Policies, Waste preparation, Extracting value from waste, Conversion technology challenges, Products and upgrades, Environmental impacts and sustainability.

45 people attended the Energy from Waste Workshop in total, from institutions and organisations including Progressive Energy, Veolia, University of Leeds, SUEZ R&R UK, BioFuel Evolution Ltd and many more.

Presentations included:

  • Tony Bridgwater – Energy from Waste & Waste to Energy: A workshop – Aston University
  • Alex Miles – Enerkem biorefineries: setting a new global standard in biofuels chemicals and waste management – Enerkem
  • Peter Coleman – Policy challenges for energy from waste – BEIS
  • Mark Sommerfeld – Policy Update – Renewable Energy Association
  • Paul Winstanley – Waste gasification with syngas clean up – reaching commercial demonstration and future prospects in the wider bioenergy sector – Energy Technologies Institute
  • Chris Day – Pyrolysis studies – Biomass Power Projects
  • Steve Harrison – Introducing waste conversion technologies and energy recovery methods employing pyrolysis, gasification & incineration – FUTURENERGY Ltd
  • Mike Cairns-Terry – Producing biomethane from residual waste – Progressive Energy Ltd
  • Dr Jacqueline Homan – Energy from Waste: local and regional opportunities – JH Green Consulting
  • SUEZ Thermal Treatment Technologies – SUEZ R&R UK

The event equipped attendees with knowledge of waste management, policy challenges, updates, pyrolysis studies, energy recovery methods, local and regional opportunities and more. We hope that this workshop will provide opportunities for collaborations in this increasingly important area.

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