Speakers and programme details for 2023 to be confirmed.
Time Information
17:45 - 18:15
Registration


18:15 - 19:00
Drinks reception and networking


19:00 - 20:30
Industry dinner


20:30 - 20:45
"Covid, carbon, capacity excess; what else could be thrown at us?"
Paul Carey, Managing Director, MVV UK


After dinner speech - Paul Carey takes a wry look at what plants are facing now and what is rapidly coming down the line, and the topics which are likely to come up for discussion on Wednesday 26th January.
Time Information
08:40 - 09:00
Registration and coffee


09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30
Regulatory drivers for energy from waste and biomass plant optimisation
Ben Freeman (online), E&B Senior Advisor (Energy from Waste), Environment Agency
Paul James, BSc MSc, Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant , Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair


A brief recap of BREF; Clean Air Strategy; Net Zero and an increased focus on energy efficiency; reducing the risk of exceedances and improving public perception of EfW
09:35 - 10:20
Session 1 - Asset optimisation
David Richardson, Business Development Manager European Renewables, Yokogawa
Sean Garner, Head of Operations and Maintenance, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, discussion panel guest
Paul James, BSc MSc, Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant , Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair


Working with changing feedstock; Maintaining asset integrity and performance; Understanding your plant -  can it deliver more? Improving output and profit; 
Best practice techniques
With speaker and discussion panel guest
Session 1A - Combustion optimisation: enhancing combustion performance on forward moving reciprocating grates.
Damir Zibrat, Business Development Manager, Technikgruppe
Matthias Lukic, CEO, Technical Expert, Technikgruppe
Stephen Othen, Technical Director, Fichtner Consulting Engineers; session chair 1A; speaker BREF


Responding to the unique, complex challenges of each plant ensures optimum results and improved throughput and availability.
10:25 - 11:10
Session 2 Reducing downtime and outage
Robert van Kessel PhD, Operating agent Prewin network, PREWIN network
Mike Anderson, Managing Director, KRR Prostream
Colin Bateman, Director of Business Development EMEA, IGS
Paul James, BSc MSc, Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant , Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair


Robert will open the session looking at trends and developments in downtime and stoppages; Mike will discuss the KRR cleaning system; the session will then open out to wider questions and discussion around - cleaning systems – costs versus availability; Improving boiler performance, managing fouling and corrosion; Increasing the time between outages – does this pay off in the long run? Best practice techniques
Session 2A Ashes and residues – reducing costs, meeting regulations and progress towards decarbonisation.
James Evangelou, Senior Business Development Manager, Carbon8 Systems
Matteo Maiello, WtE Sector Manager, Magaldi S.p.A
Mark Tipton, Director of Development, Cobalt Energy Ltd, session chair


Carbon8 Systems (C8S) works in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), specialising in mineralisation. C8S’ Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) is a decarbonisation solution that uses captured carbon to treat industrial residues, thereby manufacturing low carbon products. In this session the speaker will explore the benefits, carbon reduction and how ACT can valorise industrial residues from waste to energy and biomass plants.

Magaldi specializes in dry bottom ash treatment systems for waste incinerators without environmental contamination. This innovative process eliminates the use of water for bottom ash cooling and allows the recovery and the valorization of ferrous and non-ferrous metals contained in the waste ash in higher quantity and quality.
11:10 - 11:30
Refreshments


11:30 - 12:00
What will implementing BREF mean?
Edward Thomas, Head of Programme Development, Viridor
Stephen Othen, Technical Director, Fichtner Consulting Engineers; session chair 1A; speaker BREF
Paul James, BSc MSc, Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant , Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair


Round table discussion.
The practical implications and what they mean for your plant – costs, resources, outputs.  What will the next changes be?  Where is regulation heading?
12:05 - 12:50
Session 3 Asset Operation
Tobias Mathur, Head of Operaite, Process Control & Instrumentation , Uniper
Mark Tipton, Director of Development, Cobalt Energy Ltd, session chair


This session shows how Uniper is using AI to improve the combustion in waste-to-energy and biomass-to-energy power plants. The presentation will focus on experiences and results from the field. We will furthermore discuss the relevance of this technology and how it can disrupt the industry in the era of sustainability, energy transition, increasing competition.
Session 3A Managing costs whilst improving emissions control
Rodney Foo, Expert Application Engineer FGT, Lhoist Western Europe
Johan Heiszwolf, Global Director Flue Gas Treatment Applications, Research and Development
Mark Tunn, Process Solution Manager, Lodge Cottrell
Paul James, BSc MSc, Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant , Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair


Advances in emissions management processes, materials and technology are driving improved emissions results and keeping costs and reagent consumption to a minimum, leading to overall improved plant operations.
12:50 - 13:45
Lunch


13:45 - 14:15
14:20 - 15:00
Session 4 Case Study - InBECCS: the Ince Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage project (InBECCS).
Alex Young, Head of Development, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group
George Wright, Proposal Engineer, C-Capture
Paul James, BSc MSc, Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant , Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair


Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) and Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P, are bringing forward a carbon capture pilot plant – incorporating innovative technology developed by C-Capture Ltd, at Ince Bio Power - the largest waste wood gasification plant in the UK. Ince Bio Power is located at Protos, Peel NRE’s strategic energy and resource hub in Cheshire. The Ince Bio Power facility is part of BIG’s portfolio of biomass and waste to energy assets, 3 of which are in the track 1 industrial clusters. The facility currently uses waste wood which would otherwise go to landfill, to produce renewable energy to power over 42,500 homes. Capturing CO2 from the flue gases would deliver negative emissions and has the potential to be the UK’s first bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS) facility. 

This session will look at the progress, implementation and technology of the project.
Session 4A Innovation developments - Performance optimisation using Advanced Process Controls & Furnace Imaging
Matts Almark, Product Manager, Valmet Automation
Mark Tipton, Director of Development, Cobalt Energy Ltd, session chair


Presentation and discussion on the possibilities to achieve improved process stability and subsequent throughput increase by application of optimization solutions including camera and image processing to quantify bed and grate status
15:00 - 15:15
Refreshments (1)


15:15 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:05
Close of conference