Forum Program

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Monday 18 February 2019
WELCOME FUNCTION

1800 – 2100
Eat, drink and party like the Irish. Join FOCUS enviro for a wee bit of fun, drinks and canapes before the hard work begins at this casual networking event to welcome all delegates and speakers to the event. Dress Code: Green

Tuesday 19 February 2019
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0800
OPENING PLENARY

0900
Barry Sullivan, Forum Chair
Welcome and housekeeping

0910
Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh, City of Ballarat
Official welcome

0920
Cheryl Batagol PSM, Chairman, EPA Victoria
Opening address

0935
Minna Vilkuna, BMH Technology, Finland
Fueling a cleaner future

0950
Ben Stansfield, Ricardo
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Practical decision making around obtaining consents for WtE developments

Morning Tea Break
1030
REQUIREMENTS OF A BANKABLE SOLUTION

1100
Lily McManus, Foresight Group
A Funder’s Perspective

1120
Nick Entsch, Macquarie Capital
Funding of WtE: experiences from the first project in AUS and overseas examples

1140
Jonathan Cozens, New Energy Risk
Technology performance insurance to enable project finance for waste to energy

1200
Questions and discussion

Lunch Break
1230
PLANNING & APPROVALS I

1330
Barry Cook & David Gamble, GHD
A Global Perspective – Learnings and opportunities for project environmental approvals

1350
David Snashall, ERM
Running the Gauntlet: Seeking approval for a W2E project in NSW

1410
Michael Lambden, Sustainability Victoria
The State Government’s role in waste to energy: experiences and lessons learned

1430
David Jettner, Australian Paper & Carol Ng, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery
Achieving Victoria’s first EfW Approval – what does it take?

1450
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
PLANNING & APPROVALS II

1530
John Smeltink, Clean Energy Regulator
Supporting waste to energy projects through the Renewable Energy Target

1550
Anthony Douglas, Phoenix Energy Australia
The Kwinana Waste to Energy Project – Australia’s first world scale waste to energy development

1610
Damon Roddis, Environmental Resources Management
Clearing the air in the Energy from Waste debate: Why what-goes-in does not determine what-comes-out

1630
Panel debate
Facilitated discussion on what makes a project successful and why they are or are not getting up and running in Australia – what lessons can be learnt

Close Day 1
1715
NETWORKING FUNCTION

1900 – 2200
We’re going back…from the future! Join STEINERT Australia for a retro fun-filled ‘Back to the 80’s’ night accompanied by a mouth-watering Dinner. This function is a fantastic opportunity to mingle and relax with the other delegates and speakers. Dress up and get ready to step back in time!

Wednesday 20 February 2019
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
THE FUTURE OF ENERGY FROM WASTE

0900
Bill Grant, Blue Environment
The burning question – What does sustainable WtE look like?

0920
Gillian Hand-Smith, Sustainability by Innovation
What could Waste to Energy Look Like in 2050 in Australia and what would it need to get there

0940
Charles Hunting, Tsing Capital
Growing Green Energy – Biomass to transport fuel projects in Australia

1000
Questions and discussion

Morning Tea Break
1030
UNDERSTANDING YOUR FEEDSTOICK

1100
Dr Darren Perrin, Ricardo
The importance of understanding your ingredients before making a cake

1120
Dick Reeves, General Kinematics
Best practices to achieve homogeneous feedstock

1140
Eric Paulsen, CEMAC Technologies
Effective fuel quality control in RDF production

1200
Questions and discussion

Lunch Break
1230
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

1330
Georges Delemontex, Gekko Systems
Gaia EnviroTech – A novel approach to enabling anaerobic digestion as a waste-to-energy solution  

1340
Jordi Gallego Rubio, PLASCO Conversion Technologies
Ash Vitrification & Energy Enhancement (AVEE™): Improving incinerator performance

1355
Benoit Englebert, Keppel Seghers
Keppel Seghers waste to energy technology

1410
Chani Lokuge, AECOM
Pyrolysis of biosolids and woody-wastes – barriers and opportunities

1430
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURING AN OFFTAKE

1530
Martin Gravett, GHD
What makes an alternate fuel attractive to a potential end user?

1550
Lauren Randall, Hunter Water Corporation & Chani Lokuge, AECOM
Reducing electricity price risk with renewable energy from biosolids and other organics at Hunter Water

1610
Deane Belfield, ECO2Sys
Mt Alexander Bioenergy’s integrated regional Bioenergy from Waste Facility feasibility study and business case

1630
Enrique Arquiaga, Broadspectrum
Development of a real-time monitoring system for waste flow

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.
Sponsored by: Brentwood Recycling Systems

Thursday 21 February 2019
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
ON A PATH TO SUCCESS [PANEL SESSION]

0900
On a path to success – A common approach to a collective goal. This session will explore the synergies and differences in policies across Australia as well as the current political environment in facilitating the industry’s development
Facilitated by: Rose Read, NWRIC

Panelists include:

  • Tim Eaton, Executive Director Assessments EA, EPA Victoria
  • Tony Roberts, Deputy Director-General for Environmental Policy and Planning, Department of Environment and Science (QLD)
  • Marcus Geisler, Chairman, WA Waste Authority
  • Michael Trushell, Director, ACT NOWaste
  • Plus others to be announced

Morning Tea Break
1030
ON A PATH TO SUCCESS

1100
Bret Collins & Andrew Smith, REMONDIS Australia
Queensland’s first WtE facility – How landfill levies can drive technological improvement

1120
David Woolford, Ricardo
Project Success – A collective level of higher or lower approval

1140
Dr Andrea Walton, CSIRO & Ki Halstead, Sustainability Victoria
Understanding trust and social acceptance: Applying the science of social licence to the waste to energy context

1200
Questions and discussion

1220
Colin Barker, Australian Industrial Ecology Network
Wrap up and closing remarks

Forum Close
1230

 

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