First Annual Renewable Energy from Waste Conference To Be Held November 18-20 in West Palm Beach, Florida

Smithers Apex, Recycling Today Media Group and Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. to collaborate on conference, exhibition and renewable energy facility tours

Renewable Energy from Waste 2013

FALMOUTH, Maine--Smithers Apex, Recycling Today Media Group, the publisher of Renewable Energy from Waste and Recycling Today magazines, and Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. are pleased to announce the dates and location for the first annual Renewable Energy from Waste Conference and Exhibition. This inaugural event will take place Nov. 18-20 at the West Palm Beach Marriott, in West Palm Beach, Fla., and will focus on the production of renewable energy and fuels from waste materials.

Renewable Energy from Waste 2013 will be co-chaired by Harvey W. Gershman, president, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. and James R. Keefe, executive vice president and group publisher, Recycling Today Media Group. The conference will include two full days of plenary sessions and leadership roundtables providing key insights into renewable waste financials, market trends and opportunities and technology developments, plus multiple B2B networking opportunities and exhibition time. The final day of the program will feature tours of innovative facilities in the Palm Beach region focused on creating energy and fuels from waste.

"The industry needs one place where economic, municipal and corporate experts come together to share their successes and struggles with candor and impartiality. Our inaugural program will be designed to connect waste generators, the government sector, waste management firms, recycling firms, energy and chemical producers, commercial waste generators and equipment and technology suppliers," said Andrew Smaha, conference director for Smithers Apex. "Renewable Energy from Waste 2013 attendees will have the opportunity to discuss formulas to help assess the feasibility of most waste conversation technologies including start-up costs, determining processing/tip fees, competition from traditional fuels and financing options. This event provides one-stop-shopping to gain critical insights into the technologies and regulations shaping the industry and build relationships with the individuals who drive market perceptions and decisions that affect your company, technology, products and services."

"Capturing the resource potential of waste streams is the fastest growing sector of the waste and recycling industry. This is the reason we introduced Renewable Energy from Waste magazine in 2012," added Keefe. "It's also the reason we're taking the follow-up action in 2013 of introducing this event. We'll be considering the full breadth of possibilities from energy to the production of building block chemicals."

Abstracts are currently being accepted for Renewable Energy for Waste 2013. This year's program will feature approximately 30 expert presentations covering topics including:

*The Economics of Waste Conversion


*Anaerobic Digestion

*Preparing Feedstocks for Refuse Derived Fuel

*Refuse-Derived Fuel

*Plastics to Oil

*End-User Applications

*Legislative Outlook for Conversion Technologies

For more information or to submit your abstract, please contact Andrew Smaha at +1 207 781 9635.

For complete information about Renewable Energy from Waste 2013, please visit the conference website at

About Renewable Energy from Waste magazine

Published by the Recycling Today Media Group, the magazine is a dedicated resource for this rapidly developing field. The group also publishes Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, Construction & Demolition Recycling, as well as numerous other magazines and directories for the scrap, recycling and waste management industry. Established in 1963, the group provides unique and powerful perspective on industry activities and trends. Visit us online at

About Smithers Apex

Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries, including home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic electronics and alternative energy. For more information about Smithers Apex, please visit

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc.

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. GBB's waste management expertise extends to waste-to-energy (WTE) projects and financing as well as conversion technologies in waste processing. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit or call 1-800-573-5801.

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