Session 3 - Understanding feedstock and improving combustion performance
20 April 2023 10:25 - 11:10
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.
A Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 20 years operational and maintenance experience of large-scale conventional and energy from waste combustion plant. Responsible for the management of projects which resolve complex challenges for combustion plant through the application of innovative cost-effective solutions.
Mike Hession BEng. CEng. MIMechE. MCIBSE. MCIWM has over forty years’ experience within engineering plant and process engineering environments. For thirty five years he has specialised in waste management and thermal treatment technology based projects.
Throughout his consulting career Mike has project managed numerous technical studies, technology based due diligence reviews plus managing a number of incineration and waste capital projects from inception through to commissioning including the very first incineration and waste management facility to be designed and constructed in the UK to satisfy the, then incoming, EC Directive on the incineration of hazardous wastes, Council Directive 94/67/EC.
He has assisted many clients by providing on-site training and trouble shooting existing energy from waste and other thermal processes, bringing about significant performance improvements in terms of energy efficiency, process performance and environmental compliance.
Mike remains passionate about training and personal development within the waste industry and for the last 3 years has been developing e-tech learning limited which specialises in technical training for process plant operators and managers.
Paul James, BSc MSc
SLR Consulting Ltd; event chair
Originally trained as a Chemist and in Chemical Engineering, Paul has spent over 30 years working internationally in the Energy and Environment fields for both the Public and Private Sector. His experience covers a wide range of themes including industrial emissions and industrial impact reduction, renewable energy technologies, projects & policy development and delivery, and he has specific expertise in waste-to-energy and biomass energy projects. As the author of the first EU “Best Available Techniques” Reference (BREF) document on thermal waste treatments (2006) he is well known internationally for his expertise in this area. Over the last 15 years he has worked on numerous projects for the development and implementation of waste and energy infrastructure, as an adviser to national and international governments & agencies, and developed leading international consulting businesses in these areas. He is the Chairman of the UK Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Special Interest Group on Thermal Waste Treatment and the author / co-author of papers on issues including low carbon energy and resources/waste management, a supervisor of university projects, and author of technical policy documents regarding national and international emission regulation.