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National Waste to Energy Conference

Exploring the next generation of waste to energy technologies

18-19 June 2019 | Swissôtel Sydney

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the forthcoming National Waste to Energy Conference which will be held on the 18 – 19 June 2019 at the Swissotel Sydney. The conference aims to explore the next generation of waste to energy technologies.

As China’s imposed ban on the importation of lower-grade waste and energy prices continue to climb, Australia must explore the new developments in waste to energy technologies to assist in lessening the pressure of these dual crises.

Currently there are over 30 proposed waste to energy projects proposed in Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation have identified an opportunity for up to $5 billion of new investment between 2015 and 2020 in the domestic bioenergy and waste to energy sector. However, waste to energy project developers need to find ways to engage with the community and local councils in order to ensure success.

Informa’s National Waste to Energy Conference proposes two days of in-depth discussions around these developments and aims to explore the challenges and opportunities involved in waste to energy technology.

Topics will include:

  • Case studies on current and proposed waste to energy projects
  • Funding opportunities
  • Policy landscape
  • Community engagement
  • Technology outlook
  • International development

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Associate Professor Ali Abbas, Director of the Waste Transformation Research Hub, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney

9:10 am

KEYNOTE | Ministerial Keynote

9:40 am

  • ARENA’s purpose
  • Current/Previous investments in ARENAs portfolio
  • ARENAs investment priorities and future areas of interest

10:10 am

The Australian bioenergy and energy from waste market

Mac Irvine, Associate Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

  • The current state of W2E in NSW in a Local Government context
  • The recycling myth
  • What Tenterfield is attempting to lead

11:30 am

  • Australia is embarking on its waste to energy journey at the same time as policy settings are embracing the idea of a circular economy
  • Circular economy focuses on the idea of resource value and productivity, in essence that keeping materials moving through the economy at their highest value use will maximise the productive value of resources.
  • The two can certainly coexist, however there are some factors that need to be considered to ensure that our long-term goals for circular economy and energy recovery can produce the best possible outcomes

12:00 pm

The Queensland Government is developing a comprehensive new waste management and resource recovery strategy, underpinned by a waste disposal levy, to attract investment, develop new jobs and industries and reduce waste.

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Update from the ACT Government on its WtE policy

Jim Corrigan, Deputy Director-General City Services, ACT Government

2:00 pm

South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2015-2020 calls for clarity on the application of the waste levy to EfW activities, and of the broader regulatory framework relating to the development of EfW activities.

Stakeholder consultation and feedback on the SA EPA discussion paper, Enhancing resource recovery and discussing the place of energy recovery, October 2017 assisted the SA Government in considering the key elements required to develop a regulatory framework that provides for fair operation within the material resource recovery sector, and certainty for investment and appropriate growth in the EfW sector.

The SA EPA released a Consultation Draft EPA Position Statement: Thermal Energy from Waste Activities during April 2019. Consultation is open until the end of June. The regulatory considerations and stakeholder feedback taken into account in developing this regulatory position on Energy from Waste will be set out and discussed.

2:30 pm

Best practice in the construction of waste to energy facilities

Jose Sorto, General Manager, Acciona JBA

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

  • Foresight has made investments into over 35 waste to energy projects in the UK and Europe since 2012, equating to 2m tonnes p.a. of waste processing capacity and 185MW of power from bioenergy
  • In this presentation we will look at some of these investments as case studies and discuss lessons learnt
  • We will also consider some of the key differences between the Australian and European bioenergy markets and how these will affect our investments in Australia

4:00 pm

One of the greatest barriers to the success of waste to energy projects involve a lack of community support. This panel session will examine the importance of community support and ways to create social license with waste to energy projects.

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

—— The history of waste to energy in the UK
—— Challenges and opportunities
—— What can Australia learn from this experience?

9:40 am

—— Australia’s first world scale waste to energy project development to commence construction
—— Overview of the project (capacity, waste streams, technology)
—— Key factors in achieving project financing
—— An update on construction progress

10:10 am

Emission Impossible: Energy from Waste in NSW

Damon Roddis, Partner, Environmental Resources Management

David Snashall, Asia Pacific Managing Partner - Capital Project Support, Environmental Resources Management

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

AECOM's current waste to energy projects in Australia

Chani Lokuge, Technical Director of Waste Management, AECOM

11:30 am

How to best capitalise on waste to energy infrastructure

Charles Crane, Commercial Manager – Strategic Projects, Veolia ANZ

12:00 pm

The challenge of securing long term waste supply contracts

Edward Nicholas, Executive Director, Tribe Infrastructure Group

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

  • Overview of the 200,000 tpa plant and the proven technology being used
  • Status of the planning permit approval and EPA Works Approval
  • Interaction and community support for a local solution to a local problem
  • Timelines for financial close, construction and operation by 2021
  • Future opportunities across Australia

2:00 pm

This session will examine the challenges in designing, constructing and operating a biogas facility.

2:30 pm

—— Introduction to Wildfire Energy and its MIHG technology
—— How MIHG enables small scale, distributed waste to energy projects within landfills
—— Summary of results from pilot plant
—— Update on planned commercial demonstration project

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:00 pm

With the cost of gas climbing ever higher, will waste to energy technology provide manufacturers with a solution to their energy needs?

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1800$1600+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
  • Early Bird Rate: $1,600 + GST – Expires on 12 June 2019
  • Standard Rate: $1,800 + GST – From 13 June 2019

speakers

Associate Professor Ali Abbas

Director of the Waste Transformation Research Hub, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney

Matt Walden

Director, Business Development and Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Mac Irvine

Associate Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Terry Dodds

Chief Executive, Tenterfield Shire Council

Matt Genever

Director Resource Recovery, Sustainability Victoria

Tony Roberts

Deputy Director-General, Environmental Policy and Programs, Queensland Department of Environment and Science

Jim Corrigan

Deputy Director-General City Services, ACT Government

Brian White

Senior Environment Protection Officer - Regulatory Reform Projects, SA EPA

Jose Sorto

General Manager, Acciona JBA

Lily McManus

Investment Manager, Foresight Group

Mark Smith

Executive Officer, Victorian Waste Management Association

Darryl Watkins

Executive Director, KJA

David Woolford

Head of Waste Infrastructure Ricardo

Richard Guit

Partner, Ashurst

Damon Roddis

Partner, Environmental Resources Management

David Snashall

Asia Pacific Managing Partner - Capital Project Support, Environmental Resources Management

Chani Lokuge

Technical Director of Waste Management, AECOM

Charles Crane

Commercial Manager – Strategic Projects, Veolia ANZ

Edward Nicholas

Executive Director, Tribe Infrastructure Group

Ian Guss

Director, Recovered Energy Australia

Craig Ricato

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, ReNu Energy

Greg Perkins

Director, Wildfire Energy

CT Johnson

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Waranga Green Energy

Barry Palte

Co-Owner, Waranga Green Energy

John Bourke

Director, Waranga Green Energy

when & where

18 - 19 Jun 2019

Swissôtel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 9238 8888
www.swissotel.com/hotels/sydney

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Lisa Hedlund
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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