from residual waste
Ireland's recycling rate is now over 30% for municipal waste - but,
as for many other high recycling countries, the critical question
now is 'What is to be done with the residual waste?' - that
fraction which is left after reduction, reuse and recycling.
Accessible through a range of treatments and technologies,
residual waste - particularly the biodegradable element of it -
can be a valuable, low-carbon, energy source. Ireland is committed
to ensuring that one-third of all the electricity it uses comes
from renewable sources by 2020 and is actively tackling climate
change across many policy areas. It is driving forward the search
for - and use of - low-carbon energy.
So, should the energy value of residual waste be considered
when Ireland chooses its waste management technologies? Should this
be counted as part of the renewable energy mix? Generating energy
from residual waste considers a range of options for landfill diversion
and energy generation -
|How will the imperatives of climate change and
carbon constraints affect waste management issues?
|Will energy security and renewable energy targets
form real drivers in waste / energy decisions?
||How will Ireland's current structures and policies
for waste play out in the light of changing requirements?
|Will tried and tested technologies provide the
means to achieve the Landfill Directive's obligations - or,
will emerging technologies play a growing role in Ireland's
These are interesting times for the waste industry
in Ireland, as debate now will lead to future strategy. Perfectly
timed to add information to the debate, Generating
energy from residual waste brings together both the
policy-makers and the organisations and industries which implement
those plans. Be sure you are part of the debate - book your place
now at this top conference.
Senior personnel within - local authorities, waste management, environmental
strategy and planning, power generation and energy development and
engineering and technology - including -
- Central government policy makers
- Local government waste management officers
- The waste industry
- The energy industry
- Environmental consultancies
- Waste producing companies and organisations
- The recycling industry
- Technical, academic and research personnel
- Engineering and technical companies
- Financial institutions and investment houses
- The wood and agricultural industries.
Tom Freyberg Editor, Recycling and Waste
09.05 Chairman's introduction
PJ Rudden, Conference Chairman, Director,
John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment,
Heritage and Local Government
KEY ISSUES: POLICIES AND DRIVERS
09.35 How will climate change
drivers impact on technology selection for managing residual wastes?
Joe Schwager, Managing Director, Juniper
- New ways of managing waste to mitigate
greenhouse gas impacts
- Changing priorities in waste management
- International trends
- Implications for public policy and industry.
10.00 Regional waste management
plans - resource and energy management aspects
Larry O'Toole, Operations Director, RPS
- Relevance of waste plans on energy policy
- Relative carbon footprints of composting,
AD, MBT, WTE and landfill
- Role of district heating/CHP.
10.25 The role of renewable
energy in Ireland - targets, markets and future development
David Manning, Senior Energy Executive,
10.50 New planning and policy
options for Ireland
Dominic Hogg, Director, Eunomia
11.15 Question and answer
LARGE-SCALE ENERGY FROM WASTE
11.55 Energy from waste in
Europe - what is the future?
Gev Eduljee, Technical Director, Sita UK
- Uptake of EFW within the EU, relative
- Policy drivers impacting on residual
- Potential future impact of EU policy initiatives.
12.20 The role of incineration
in an energy efficient waste management system
John Ahern, Managing Director, Indaver
- Incineration of residual waste - mitigating
climate change and helping Ireland achieve its landfill diversion
and renewable energy targets
- Consideration of an energy hierarchy -
as well as the waste hierarchy - in order to implement an environmentally
sustainable integrated waste management system
- Life cycle analysis - showing that incineration
is the most energy efficient treatment option for residual waste.
12.45 Question and answer
LUNCH - Sponsored by CEWEP
TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGIES: AD, MBT, AUTOCLAVING, GASIFICATION
13.50 Life cycle assessment
of energy from waste using the Environment Agency's WRATE model
David Flynn, Senior Scientist, Fehily Timoney
- Introduction to concepts of life cycle
- The role of LCA in the decision making
> policy drivers
> Overview of the WRATE model
> How WRATE deals with energy from waste
> Case studies.
14.15 Recycling food waste
by anaerobic digestion
Michael Cheshire, Managing Director, Greenfinch
- Strategy for collection of food waste,
quantities and methods
- South Shropshire biowaste digester case
- Energy balance, mass balance and beneficial
use of biofertiliser
- Economic assessment.
14.40 Benefits of MBT in
an integrated waste management system
Attilio Piattelli, Technical Coordinator,
Sistema Ecodeco UK Ltd
- Benefits of MBT as a system - low environmental
impact and flexibility of output
- How MBT can help achieve targets - landfill
- SRF production and market opportunities
- Case study - MBT for ELWA (East London
15.05 Question and answer
15.35 Waste to energy employing thermal steam and pyrolysis
Michael Flynn, Managing Director, 3NRG Waste
Management (an F.L.I. Environmental Group company)
Richard Bingham, Managing Director, Prestige Thermal Equipment
- Commercial model for the use of autoclaves
in the waste processing cycle
- Alternative waste to energy systems employing
autoclaves as part of the commencing process
- Use of autoclaves for material degeneration
and separation to provide maximum recyclable benefit
- Use of RDF to generate steam, biogas and
- Efficiencies attributed to each system.
16.00 Case studies of a proven
gasification technology in Europe
Patrick McConville, Business Development Manager,
16.25 Question and answer
16.30 Debate -
What will be the future direction of waste management in Ireland?
Will the energy value of waste have a role to play in Ireland's
energy mix and if so how much?
Panel members -
John Ahern, Managing Director, Indaver Ireland
Martin Hogan, Business Development Manager, Bioverda Sustainable
Erik O'Donovan, Secretary of the Irish Waste Management Association,
17.00 Chairman's conclusion
and close of conference.
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