Draft Program

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and registration brochure as a printable PDF

Monday 17 February 2020
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.

Eco Waste Solutions would like to use the evening as an opportunity to recognise the brave men and women fighting the bushfires in Australia and communities affected.  Please wear yellow to acknowledge those affected and take the opportunity to make a donation directly to the Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal (computers will be provided for your convenience).

Eco Waste Solutions have also donated a set of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones valued at $500 to be auctioned on the night with the proceeds from the auction also going to the Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

Sponsored by: Eco Waste Solutions

Tuesday 18 February 2020
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0800
OPENING PLENARY

0900
Barry Sullivan, Forum Chair
Welcome and housekeeping

0915
Mayor Cr Ben Taylor, City of Ballarat
Official welcome

0930
The Hon Trevor Evans MP. Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management
Minister’s Address (video)

1000
Toby Terlet, Veolia
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Energy Recovery Facilities: What’s not written on the tin

Morning Tea Break
1030
WTE AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

1100
Dr Johan De Greef, DEG BV (Belgium)
Waste-to-Energy: Compatible and complementary with recycling in a circular economy
 

1120
Angela Hoefnagels, DELWP & Matt Genever, Sustainability Victoria
Waste to energy in a Victorian circular economy

1140
Dr Daniel Roberts, CSIRO (presented by Ashleigh Cousins, CSIRO)
Waste to energy opportunities within a Circular Economy

1200
DISCUSSION: WtE in a Circular Economy

Lunch Break
1230
LICENSE TO OPERATE

1330
Stephen Adamthwaite, EPA Victoria
EPA Guidelines for a Waste to Energy Facility

1350
Paul Davison, Proteus Environmental Communications Hong Kong
Proven new community engagement techniques to avoid costly delays for new EfW projects 

1410
Terry Buckel, Astute (UK)
Tackling the skills shortage

1430
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
ONGOING PROJECTS

1530
David Jettner, Australian Paper
Update on AP’s Maryvale Project

1550
Garth Lamb, Re.Group
Mt Piper Project Update

1610
Ian Beasley, Phronis Consulting
Meeting Australian requirements for projects designed off-shore. A case study, Kwinana Waste to Energy Facility

1630
Ian Guss, Recovered Energy
Approved – Laverton North residual waste gasification to energy. Dispelling some myths, a discussion from our experience

1650
Questions and discussion

Close Day 1
1715
NETWORKING FUNCTION

1900 – 2200
Attendees and their partners are welcomed by STEINERT Australia to a casual networking evening inspired by STEINERT’S German origins.

This function is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with delegates and speakers before the hard work begins.

Wednesday 19 February 2020
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
FUTURE PLANS AND OPPORTUNITIES

0900
Henry Anning, ResourceCo
Recovered Fuel: The other energy from waste

0920
Local Government Project Updates
Representatives from Local Councils will present updates on their future plans for waste to energy.

  • James Guy, Executive Manager Economic Partnerships – City of Ballarat
  • Simon Clay, Manager Waste Management and Disposal – Wyndham City Council
  • Rodney Thomas, Manager Environment & Waste Services – City of Greater Geelong

1000
Questions and discussion

Morning Tea Break
1030
WTE TECHNOLOGIES I

1100
Johnny Stuen, Waste-to-energy Agency – City of Oslo
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Vehicle fuel, fertiliser and heat as products of an integrated waste management system in Oslo

1120
Richard Goldberg, GEKKO
A low-cost, modular anaerobic biodigester for the delivery of local waste management solutions

1140
Jean Lucas, Eco Waste Solutions (Canada)
Waste to Energy: Small is Beautiful

1200
Questions and discussion

Lunch Break
1230
VITAL CONSIDERATIONS

1330
Nick Miller & Anthony Douglas, HRL Technology Group
Waste Characterisation – Enabling informed decision making

1350
Bill Grant, Blue Environment
Integrating energy recovery with composting and commingled recycling systems

1410
Blake Almond, Henshall Capital
Accessing low cost infrastructure capital

1430
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
WTE TECHNOLOGIES II

1530
Michael Wheatland, Calix Limited
Enhancing biogas production on an anaerobic cogeneration plant

1550
Kaitlyn Tregenza, Sierra Energy
Creating products and profits with gasification

1610
Jordi Gallego Rubio, PLASCO Conversion Technologies 
Ash Vitrification & Energy Enhancement (AVEE™): Improving incinerator performance

1630
Kurt Palmer, RDT Engineering
Getting the most out of your input

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.

After the main course, Australia’s favourite Venezuelan comedian, Ivan Aristeguieta will share his brilliant observations on Aussie culture and food.

Sponsored by: FOCUS enviro

Thursday 20 February 2020
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0800
INSIGHTS FROM EXPERIENCE

0830
Jenny Barnes, Visy
Lessons learned running a Waste to Energy Plant

0850
Gary Moore, UNTHA (UK)
RDF and PEF, Australia’s future resources?

0910
Minna Vilkuna, BMH Technology
Sustainable Fuel Solutions – Energy from Waste

0930
Questions and discussion

Morning Tea Break
1000
UPCOMING DEVELOPMENTS

1030
Niels Jakobsen, Ramboll Australia
New Developments within Waste to Energy – A 2020 outlook

1050
Dylan Nichols, Maddingley Energy Precinct
Maddingley Energy Precinct: A sustainable energy hub

1110
Benoit Englebert, Keppel Seghers (Belgium)
The next steps of Waste to Energy

1130
Charles Hunting, AgBioEn
Growing Green Energy – Biomass to Renewable Energy & Fuels

1150
Questions and discussion

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

Forum Close
1230

 

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