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Monday 17 February 2020
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
Barry Sullivan, Forum Chair
Welcome and housekeeping
Mayor Cr Ben Taylor, City of Ballarat
The Hon Trevor Evans MP. Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management
Minister’s Address (video)
Toby Terlet, Veolia
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Energy Recovery Facilities: What’s not written on the tin
In early 2015, Tyseley ERF faced significant challenges requiring major upgrade works at the same time as industrial action, heavy snow and a declining national public sector budget. This presentation will discuss how Veolia worked proactively through the challenges with City of Birmingham to further cement the successful long-standing partnership and resulting in a 5-year contract extension.
WTE AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Dr Johan De Greef, DEG BV (Belgium)
Waste-to-Energy: Compatible and complementary with recycling in a circular economy
WtE is compatible (and not opposed to) recycling; it reduces the amount of non-recyclable waste for landfilling; allows for the recovery of energy and secondary materials; ad acts as an overall sink for toxic substances that would elsewise accumulate in material cycles, the environment and humans.
Angela Hoefnagels, DELWP & Matt Genever, Sustainability Victoria
Waste to energy in a Victorian circular economy
Waste to energy is an important and growing part of Victoria’s waste and resource recovery system. Waste to energy is being considered as part of Victoria’s circular economy in the development of a circular economy policy and action plan for release in late 2019.
Dr Daniel Roberts, CSIRO (presented by Ashleigh Cousins, CSIRO)
Waste to energy opportunities within a Circular Economy
As the world embraces circular economy principles, WtE pathways are evolving. This presentation will discuss some recent initiatives in this regard, as part of Bioenergy Australia’s participation in IEA Bioenergy.
DISCUSSION: WtE in a Circular Economy
LICENSE TO OPERATE
Stephen Adamthwaite, EPA Victoria
EPA Guidelines for a Waste to Energy Facility
Stephen will discuss Waste to Energy proposals, with particular reference to how proposals will fit under the new EP Act due to take effect in July 2020.
Paul Davison, Proteus Environmental Communications Hong Kong
Proven new community engagement techniques to avoid costly delays for new EfW projects
Using examples from around the world, this presentation will explain the real reasons behind public opposition to EfW while also demonstrating some new proven community engagement techniques that could save the Australian waste sector millions of dollars.
Terry Buckel, Astute (UK)
Tackling the skills shortage
How do we attract the Talent to Build and Operate the new wave of Energy from Waste plants?
David Jettner, Australian Paper
Update on AP’s Maryvale Project
In this presentation, Australian Paper will provide an overview of their successful bespoke community engagement plan, it will also discuss the outcomes to date and how it has adapted over time for both the project and operational phases.
Garth Lamb, Re.Group
Mt Piper Project Update
The Mt Piper Energy Recovery Project is a joint initiative of leading energy generator and retailer EnergyAustralia, and leading resource recovery company Re.Group. It involves developing a new boiler, which will be fired on around 200,000t/a of RDF to provide steam into an existing power station. The presentation will provide the latest updates on the project.
Ian Beasley, Phronis Consulting
Meeting Australian requirements for projects designed off-shore. A case study, Kwinana Waste to Energy Facility
This presentation looks at the Australianisation of design work covering Australian regulations, standards and codes, registrations, fire engineering, dangerous goods and safety in design.
Ian Guss, Recovered Energy
Approved – Laverton North residual waste gasification to energy. Dispelling some myths, a discussion from our experience
Recovered Energy Australia has now secured regulatory approval for a 200,000 tonne per annum modular mixed residual waste gasification facility that will produce around 18MW of continuous electricity at its Laverton North site, 20km west of Melbourne CBD. The development process has required careful consideration and response to a variety of myths and preconceptions directed at our project proposal. This presentation will attempt to differentiate some truth from the stories.
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
FUTURE PLANS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Henry Anning, ResourceCo
Recovered Fuel: The other energy from waste
EfW is more than MSW, more than large scale combustion and more than electricity. There are a range of scales and end solutions using proven technologies and feedstocks. These solutions using recovered fuel can also be delivered in a regional context.
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
WTE TECHNOLOGIES I
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
This presentation will provide an overview of the waste management system in Oslo, volumes technology and development work. Why and how the source sorting system works, and a detailed overview of technology, concept and market work for the biological treatment of organic waste in the system. It will also address regulative processes, development processes and further work.
Richard Goldberg, GEKKO
A low-cost, modular anaerobic biodigester for the delivery of local waste management solutions
Gaia EnviroTech’s low-cost, modular anaerobic digester design allows it to be scaled with waste requirements, while its multi-stage operation provides added flexibility to maximise its process efficiency. This presentation will report on the field performance of a commercial scale multistage biodigester running on cattle manure along with the development of laboratory and pilot facilities for fast tracking the optimisation of multistage biodigesters with new feedstock materials.
Jean Lucas, Eco Waste Solutions (Canada)
Waste to Energy: Small is Beautiful
Waste to energy doesn’t have to be huge and centralized to be economically feasible. Modular WTE has been working in North America for more than 30 years providing a local source of clean energy while providing affordable and reliable waste disposal to the community.
Nick Miller & Anthony Douglas, HRL Technology Group
Waste Characterisation – Enabling informed decision making
With its NATA accredited laboratory and deep thermal process and power generation domain knowledge, HRL is a assisting both feedstock suppliers and EfW proponents to understand their feedstocks and potential residues, and their implications for EfW developments.
Bill Grant, Blue Environment
Integrating energy recovery with composting and commingled recycling systems
This presentation will look at the vital role energy recovery can play in complementing higher resource recovery outcomes.
Blake Almond, Henshall Capital
Accessing low cost infrastructure capital
This presentation will provide insights into the expectations of managers of private infrastructure capital and how developers, procuring authorities and government best create an environment which allows projects to meet these expectations.
WTE TECHNOLOGIES II
Michael Wheatland, Calix Limited
Enhancing biogas production on an anaerobic cogeneration plant
A new development in the field of micron-sized Nano-Active Magnesium Hydroxide has shown strong improvement in biodigester stability, gas quantity and methane content through stabilised alkalinity and the active surface. Boosting biogas and power generation up to 20%.
Kaitlyn Tregenza, Sierra Energy
Creating products and profits with gasification
This presentation will discuss the challenges and rewards encountered while commissioning Sierra’s first commercial FastOx gasification system.
Jordi Gallego Rubio, PLASCO Conversion Technologies
Ash Vitrification & Energy Enhancement (AVEE™): Improving incinerator performance
External superheaters fed with NG are proven to increase steam conditions and substantially increase electricity output. AVEE™ uses clean syngas from Plasco GPRS™ to replace NG while delivering the same steam conditions, reducing costs and improving environmental performance by vitrifying incinerator fly ash.
Kurt Palmer, RDT Engineering
Getting the most out of your input
This presentation will look at the advantages of processing your input material and the additional income stream that can generate. Pre-processing your material has a number of advantages, meet EPA and Community expectations towards a circular economy, generate high value commodities and provide a homogenous input to the facility.
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
INSIGHTS FROM EXPERIENCE
Jenny Barnes, Visy
Lessons learned running a Waste to Energy Plant
The newly commissioned Waste to Energy Plant in Coolaroo Victoria “designed” to use the recycle papermill rejects and multi recycle facility rejects was operating at below half its design load and plagued with downtime. The presentation is an overview of the challenges faced of a non performing Waste to Energy plant and how it was turned around.
Gary Moore, UNTHA (UK)
RDF and PEF, Australia’s future resources?
Drawing upon international examples from the changing waste to energy landscape, what role will alternative fuels such as RDF and PEF play in Australia’s future resource agenda? And is there a secret to high quality fuel production for maximum environmental compliance, plant yield and operational success?
Minna Vilkuna, BMH Technology
Sustainable Fuel Solutions – Energy from Waste
The Nordic experience in utilising non-recyclable waste fractions for energy recovery with emphasis on high quality RDF fuel as a key to maximise the energy production with minimal environmental impact. The options of mono (RDF) or multi-fuel (RDF, biomass, coal etc.) concepts and how they may apply in Australia.
Niels Jakobsen, Ramboll Australia
New Developments within Waste to Energy – A 2020 outlook
While energy efficiency is as always top of mind, several new developments are offering additional benefits. The most promising areas will be summarised along with trends that indicate if they will get traction and benefit the industry.
Dylan Nichols, Maddingley Energy Precinct
Maddingley Energy Precinct: A sustainable energy hub
The Maddingley Energy Precinct is transforming the existing Landfill at Maddingley Brown Coal to a Sustainable Energy Hub. This ambitious project is being developed to maximise positive environmental, economic and community-based outcomes from the site now and into the future. This presentation will provide an oversight of the genesis of the project, the immediate plans and their details.
Benoit Englebert, Keppel Seghers (Belgium)
The next steps of Waste to Energy
As a pioneering technology supplier in the waste to energy sector, Keppel Seghers will explore the coming trends of the sector and the crucial role of waste to energy in a circular economy, in climate change mitigation and in the energy transition.
Charles Hunting, AgBioEn
Growing Green Energy – Biomass to Renewable Energy & Fuels
As advancements in thermal wte technologies continue, the definition of energy changes – from electricity to various offtakes. AgBioEn will present an overview of their work analysing technologies, feedstocks and the logistics of creating a financially viable Renewable Energy & Fuels Industry in Australia.
Colin Barker, Australian Industrial Ecology Network
Wrap up and closing remarks
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