Forum Program

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Monday 19 February 2018
WELCOME FUNCTION

1800 – 2100
The Forum will kick off with a casual evening of drinks and canapes to welcome all of our delegates and speakers to the event before the hard work begins.

Tuesday 20 February 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0800
OPENING PLENARY

0900
Barry Sullivan, Forum Chair
Welcome and housekeeping

0910
Justine Linley, CEO, City of Ballarat (VIC)
Official welcome

0920
Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (VIC)
Opening address

0930
Julian Turecek, EnergyAustralia
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Australia’s energy market and the role of Waste to Energy

1000
Dr Stuart Wagland, Cranfield University (UK)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Making waste to energy fit

Morning Tea Break
1030
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR WASTE TO ENERGY IN AUSTRALIA?

1100
This session will address the synergies and differences in policies across Australia as well as what is the political environment needed for the industry to develop

Facilitated by: Mike Haywood, Mike Haywood’s Sustainable Resource Solutions (SA)

Panelists:

  • Nial Finegan, EPA Victoria
  • Marcus Geisler, WA Waste Authority
  • Steve Sergi, SA EPA
Lunch Break
1230
UNDERSTANDING WASTE AS A FEEDSTOCK

1330
Dr San Shwe Hla & Dr Daniel Roberts, CSIRO Energy (QLD)
Importance of regional compositional changes of MSW on their impact on overall energy content

1350
Kurt Palmer, STEINERT Australia (VIC)
Waste to Energy and Recycling – What must you do?

1410
Nick Miller, HRL (VIC)
Knowing your Waste Streams – Characterising techniques

1430
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
PLANNING AND MITIGATING RISK

1530
Rob Millard and Paul Clapham, Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (VIC)
The business case for advanced resource recovery and waste to energy in Melbourne

1550
Andreas Elvin, EPA Victoria (VIC)
Waste to Energy Proposals in Victoria – The Environmental Regulator’s Perspective

1610
Jon Cozens, New Energy Risk (USA)
Technology risk insurance as a pathway to project finance

1630
Rod Bryden, Plasco Conversion Technologies (CANADA)
Eliminating financial risk in adopting Plasco
  

1650
Questions and discussion

Close Day 1
1715
NETWORKING FUNCTION

1900 – 2200
STEINERT’s Spirit of the Outback BBQ Dinner – The Outback BBQ is a great Australian tradition and pastime. Join STEINERT Australia for a fun-filled evening accompanied by a mouth-watering BBQ Dinner.  This function is a fantastic opportunity to mingle and relax with the other delegates and speakers.

Wednesday 21 February 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
WASTE TO ENERGY – IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING

0900
Kim Glassborow, G&B Lawyers (NSW)
Firing up a WtE Project – Explaining the legal framework in NSW

0920
David Jettner, Australian Paper (VIC)
Does energy from waste fit with AP’s sustainability credentials

0940
Ben Sawley, ResourceCo Sustainable Energy (SA)
Learnings from building Australia’s largest EfW facility in NSW

1000
Questions and discussion

Morning Tea Break
1030
ENERGY – MORE THAN JUST ELECTRICITY

1100
Ali Saeedi, REMONDIS Australia (NSW)
REMONDIS and the future of alternative fuel production in Australia

1120
Richard Fish, AlterNRG (CANADA)
Determining the purpose of WtE

1140
Charles Purkess, ITM Power (UK)
Hydrogen

1200
Questions and discussion

Lunch Break
1230
SMALL-SCALE REGIONAL SOLUTIONS

1530
Fiona Waterhouse, Utilitas Group (QLD)
BioHubs: A new approach to waste to energy in regional communities

1550
Peter Burgess, Rainbow Bee Eater (VIC)
Introducing ECHO2: Base load, low cost electricity, heat and biochar from low value organic residues

1610
Tony Stone, Gekko Systems (VIC)
Anaerobic biodigester for the Australian dairy industry

1430
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
LESSONS LEARNT

1530
Bevan Dooley, Solid Energy Technologies (NSW)
Medium scale waste to energy solutions using direct solid fuelling gas turbines

1550
Prof Dr Gerhard Janssen, MARTIN BioPower (WA)
Waste: A resource

1610
Dr Marc Stammbach, HZI Australia (NSW)
Safe energy from waste

1630
Mark Glover, Australian Industrial Ecology Network (NSW)
Sustainable EfW! An IE decision making framework

1650
Questions and discussion

Close Day 2
1715
DINNER

1900 – late
Unwind and get to know your industry colleagues whilst enjoying a superb three-course dinner and world-class entertainment.

 

Thursday 22 February 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
CASE STUDIES

0900
Simon Taylor & Heather Bone, Unitywater (QLD)
Waste to Energy at a Sewage Treatment Plant – Our journey so far

0920
Garth Lamb, Re.Group (NSW)
Mt Piper Energy Recovery Project

0940
Dr Rolf Liebeneiner, Bekon – Eggersmann (GERMANY)
State of the art WtE facilities. Presentation of two show cases from construction through to operation

1000
Questions and discussion

Morning Tea Break
1100
HOW IS IT PAID FOR?

1100
Barry Sullivan, Downer (VIC)
What will energy from waste cost?

1120
Joy Leet, National Australia Bank (VIC)
Financing Waste to Energy in Australia: Experience and insights

1140
Karen Gould, Palisade
Investing in a waste to energy project

1200
Questions and discussion

1220
Garbis Simonian, Australian Industrial Ecology Network
Wrap up and closing remarks

Forum Close
1230

 

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