3 February 2017 2017 03:45 PM GMT

Energy From Waste 2017 – Where The Waste To Energy Industry Does Business

In a changing political landscape, now, more than ever, we need to better utilise waste as a resource to ensure energy security. Investment in research and innovation must continue if we are to extract maximum value for the global energy industry.

The obvious challenge is keeping up with potentially game-changing developments in future energy from waste policy following significant global political shifts, including the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

So it is opportune that the Energy from Waste 2017 conference is on the horizon to provide answers in these uncertain times.

Taking place on 21-22 February 2017 in London, the conference agenda includes a keynote on what Brexit might mean for the European energy market, a panel review of key drivers in waste gasification, exclusive insight into opportunities in Eastern Europe, a case study on Brazil and practical workshops on due diligence and refuse derived fuel.

Delegates will hear from a stellar line-up of renowned international speakers, including: Mike Brown, managing director, Eunomia who will present key findings from the latest Residual Waste Infrastructure Review in Europe, and Dick Hoogendoorn, from the Dutch Waste Management Association, who will join the panel benchmarking UK energy from waste performance against other European countries.

The thought-provoking agenda also addresses the future of energy from waste, with insight provided on local authorities’ future role in operational waste contracts, and expert coverage on new secondary and tertiary technologies making energy from waste economically viable.

In addition to the valuable content, the conference is the ideal environment to meet new suppliers, explore new partnership opportunities in the waste to energy sector. Delegates are invited to attend the relaxed and informal networking dinner and pre-arrange one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees.

Delegates can also see for themselves how EfW technologies are being successfully utilised with an exclusive visit to an energy from waste facility thermally treating household and commercial waste.

This innovative programme ensures Energy from Waste 2017 remains the premier conference driving new technology discussion, operational efficiency, best practice and compliance in the global energy from waste sector.

For the full conference schedule and to book online visit: www.efwconference.com

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June 20th 2018
Growth Of Renewables In Peru As Enel Opens Largest Wind Farm In Country

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