International VDI Conference - Energy and Materials from Waste
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- Find out more about current innovations and obtain strategic insights for your company.
- Exchange experiences with experts and colleagues.
- Inspect the new Indaver plant.
- Visit the "Sewage Sludge Treatment" conference held in parallel, free of charge.
In 2019 the conference "Energy and Materials from Waste" is held for the 5th time. Use the event to discuss the innovations in circular economy, innovative technologies, projects and markets and current developments in the Waste-to-Energy sector with other experts.
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Industry Barometer Waste-to-Energy 2018
Author: Mark Döing, ecoprog GmbH
Understanding and exploiting waste as a resource
Due to new technologies and innovations, waste continues to evolve from troublesome garbage to a valuable commodity. In addition, the landfilling of waste without treatment is now only allowed in a few exceptional cases. Other options of waste disposal are therefore becoming a major topic.
The "Energy and Materials from Waste" conference provides you with information about innovations and trends as well as the current legal position on waste disposal. Among other, find out more about:
- The thermal exploitation of waste
- Waste-to-Energy in the context of European legislation
- International projects and markets in the Waste-to-Energy sector
- Energy generation from waste
- New trends in recycling and the utilisation of bottom ash from waste incineration
- Innovative technologies for the reduction of emissions
- Plastics recycling
The conference is the only Waste-to-Energy event which considers recycling as a complementary path for the treatment of waste.
As a special highlight, you can also look forward to a keynote by Indaver’s CEO Paul de Bruycker.
The event is supported by the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP).
Supporting program of the conference
On the day prior to the conference, you have the opportunity to intensify your knowledge in a workshop on "Digital Transformation in the Recycling Industry". By booking the workshop with the conference, you benefit from the reduced combination price. During a joint evening event, you also have the chance to expand your professional network. A visit at the new Indaver plant rounds off the program. In addition, as a participant of the conference "Energy and Materials from Waste", you can visit the accompanying conference "Sewage Sludge Treatment" free of charge.
Program of the Conference
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Welcome and opening address
Chair: Prof. Peter Quicker, Chairholder, RWTH Aachen - Unit of Technologies of Fuels, Germany; Dr.-Ing. Ragnar Warnecke, Managing Director, GKS - Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GmbH, Germany
I. Legislation, Policy and Legal Implications for international Projects
EU Legislation on Energy and Materials from Waste
Dr. Ella Stengler, Managing Director, CEWEP, Belgium
Implementing EU Waste Rules and Recycling Goals
Mark Döing, General Manager, ecoprog GmbH, Germany
Pursuing Energy from Waste Projects: Structures and recent Developments in the Middle Eastern and North African Region
Dr. Tobias Faber, Lawyer/Partner, Hogan Lovell, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
II. Perspectives on Emerging and Established Markets
The future Role of WtE in the Circular Economy
Paul De Bruycker, CEO, Indaver NV, Belgium
Emerging Countries and Markets for Waste-to-Energy
Amedeo Vaccani, Managing Director, A.Vaccani&Partner, Switzerland
The Role of Product Regulations and Standards in the Circular Economy
Emiel de Bruijne, Consultant, co-author: Ferdinand Zotz, both: Resource and Waste Management Department, Ramboll, Germany
What‘s happening on both Sides of the Channel for Waste-to-Energy?
Christophe Cord‘homme, Business & Products Development Director, CNIM Group, France
III. Status Quo of Sewage Sludge Treatment
Treatment of Sewage Sludge – Introduction and Overview
Prof. Peter Quicker, Chairholder, RWTH Aachen - Unit of Technologies of Fuels, Germany
Alternative Techniques for thermal Treatment of Sewage Sludge from medium sized Sewage Treatment Plants
Markus Gleis, Scientific Staff, German Environment Agency, Germany
Excursion to INDAVER and SLECO:Waste-to-Energy Plant ECLUSE
The visit is included in the registration fee. Due to organizational reasons we kindly ask our participants to register for the tour in advance. Please see the registration form on the last page. Limited Places!
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
IV. Developments in Metals and Minerals Recovery from IBA
Experiences with Carbon Capture at a CFB wood fired Boiler
Dr. Jan-Peter Born, Manager Business Development WtE, N.V. HVC, Netherlands
MSWI BA Utilization in Finland – Field Experiences
PhD, Annika Sormunen, R&D Manager, Suomen Erityisjäte Oy, Finland
Innovative Recycling of Metal Sludges – For a higher Resource Efficiency in the stainless and special Steel Industry
Dr. Filipe Manjolinho Costa, CEO, CRONIMET Envirotec GmbH, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
Solvent-based Recycling of mixed Plastics and multilayer Packaging
Hagen Hanel, Head of Plastics Recycling Innovation Center, APK AG, Germany
Using community Waste to fuel local Energy for your Town
Mike Burns, Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director, Clean Thermodynamic Energy Conversion Ltd., United Kingdom
Digital Business Models for a circular Economy
Jan Pannenbäcker, CEO & Co-founder, Schrott24, Austria
V. Plant Optimization
Possible upgrades for Flue Gas Treatment Systems to follow the new Waste Incineration BREF
Sven Brantebäck, Area Sales Manager, Babcock Wilcox Vølund AB, Sweden
Steam from Waste Heat with a Qpinch chemical Heat Transformer
ir. Wouter Ducheyne, CTO & COO, Qpinch, co-author: Prof. Dr. ir. Christian Stevens, FRSC, Dep .of Green Chemistry & Technology, Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, both: Belgium
Networking & Coffee Break
More than 20 year‘s Experience in very high end Mercury Capture from Sewage Sludge Incineration
Dr. Karim Mati, R&D / Product Manager, CPPE S.A., Luxembourg
State-of-the-Art Refractory Linings for W-t-E Plants - An Overview
Dr.-Ing. Tim Schmedders, Technical Manager, co-author: Dipl.-Ing., Viktor Klaus, Managing Director, Dipl.-Ing., Denis Boskovic, Project Manager, all: Züblin Chimney and Refractory GmbH, Germany
Conference chair‘s closing remarks
End of conference
Who should participate?
The conference addresses the following professional groups:
- International experts
- Research analysts
- Business development managers
- Plant engineers and operators in the thermal waste disposal sector
If you would like to exchange opinions with colleagues on Waste-to-Energy and find out about the latest trends in this sector, save your seat now.
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