Programme 2023

19-20 April 2023

Day 1

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Registration
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Drinks reception and networking
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Industry dinner
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After dinner speech

Our after dinner speaker  will take a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the waste to energy and biomass industries, and provides insights on the developments and changes that plants need to be aware of in a rapidly changing world.

Day 2

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Registration and coffee
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Introduction – the challenges facing waste to energy and biomass plants
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Session 1: NOx reduction and energy efficiency improvements – the Environment Agency’s ambitions for EfW and biomass plants
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Session 2 - Improving asset performance by reducing boiler fouling and improving SO2 control


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Session 2A: Ensuring business continuity during emergencies and planned maintenance/refurbishment - resilient and sustainable treated water production within waste-to-energy and biomass plants (title tbc)

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Session 3 - Understanding feedstock and improving combustion performance

Feedstock is changing - what does this mean for your plant? Industry experts RJM International and panel discussion members look at the implications for your plant and the measures that need to be taken to ensure continuing performance.

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Session 3A - Reducing downtime through best practice boiler management and cleaning
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Refreshments
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Session 4: Combustion optimization on forward moving reciprocating grates

Combustion experts Technikgruppe look at the technology of fire and how to optimise the combustion process. Theoretical backgrounds of unique methods for combustion optimization will be explained and analysed in detail. Practical results with considerable benefits will be explained and analysed.

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Session 4A:- Achieving NOx regulations – different situations, different approaches

An exploration of the differing approaches and their suitability in varying circumstances.

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Session 5: CCS - what are the implications and opportunities for your plant?

Lessons learnt from CCS / CCUS integration with waste to energy across plants in the Netherlands.

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Lunch
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Session 6: Practicalities of BREF - an exploration of the challenges of achieving compliance with the upcoming BREF with a discussion on some of the solutions for doing so.
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Session 7A: Challenges with ageing plants; innovative solutions for keeping ageing boilers clean

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Refreshments
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Training requirements
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