Ferrovial / AMEY provide industry spotlights on the current RDF export market at Energy from Waste 2015

SMi's 8th Annual Energy from Waste conference will be taking place on the 7th - 8th December 2015 at Holiday Inn Regents Park in London, UK.

The RDF Export Industry Group released findings which highlighted that there would be virtually no environmental benefit to domestically processing the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) currently being exported from the UK. A sharp increase in the amount of UK waste being exported to mainland Europe led to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) issuing a call for evidence that only ‘truly residual waste' was being exported. However, according to the report released last week, if the 2.6 million tonnes of RDF that was exported in 2014 was treated domestically, it would contribute around 0.5 per cent to total UK electricity generation and around 0.8 per cent to total UK renewable electricity generation.*

This year's Energy from Waste conference will provide the opportunity to hear more on refuse derived fuel in an exclusive industry spotlight when it returns to London in December.

With a focus on European Waste Markets, Paco Hevia, Head of Projects at the Environment Centre of Excellence from Ferrovial Services/Amey, will discuss RDF exporting versus retention as well as provide delegates with an understanding of current export markets.

In addition, CMS Russia and the UK Environmental Agency will address the European trade in presentations that will give regulatory guidance surrounding the EU circular economy and explore the EU's future outlook relating to waste management strategy.

Other Key Speakers Include:

• Andrew Hartley, Director, Waste and Bioenergy, Green Investment Bank
• Christopher Maltin, Chairman, Organic Power
• Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
• Guillaume Perron-Piché, Policy Officer, European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology
• Peter Maclaren, Director, Levenseat Ltd
• Peter North, Senior Manager, Program Delivery (Sustainable Energy), Greater London Authority
• Johnny Stuen, Technical Director, Waste-to-Energy Agency, City of Oslo
• Councillor Darren Merrill, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm, Southwark Council
• Councillor Jayne McCoy, Chair Housing, Economy and Business Committee, Sutton Council
• Talieson Maynard, Head of Waste Infrastructure Programmes, Environment Dept., Welsh Government

The event will also feature two interactive post conference workshops:

• Energy from Waste Markets - Hosted by Alban Forster, Director, SLR Consulting
• Practical Policy Implications for EFW - Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association

For those who are interested in registering, a £100 discount is currently available online. For further details visit www.efw-event.com/altenergy

Energy from Waste
Conference: 7th - 8th December 2015
Interactive Workshops: 9th December 2015
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London UK

* Sources: http://bit.ly/1KAkzxd


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