SAE Media Group is proud to introduce its 12th Annual Energy from Waste Conference, due to take place on the 3rd - 4th December 2019 in Central London.
The Energy from Waste (EfW) industry is a fundamental cog of a modern nations infrastructure and energy provision. Not only this, but the increasing move towards greener and sustainable regulations makes this an ever important focus for the energy and waste sectors alike. In respect of this importance, the Energy from Waste conference this year will look at the impact of energy regulations and government policy on the UK market; experiences from the UK EfW sector and specific projects; the financing future beyond PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) and PFI (Private-Finance Initiatives) in light of the reduction in funding and recent funding pullouts; the Energy from Waste projects in Europe and further afield and lessons from these experiences of mature markets and emerging markets; new opportunities through new technologies and feedstock availability; and the future outlook for the industry.

Due to the fact that the fundamental foundations of the Energy from Waste (EfW) industry are changing – given the recent political climate, the changes in financing and funding opportunities and the deepening of the need for greener infrastructure in today's reality - the industry is constantly evolving parallel to these developments.

The conference will not solely be addressing these changes, but also provide a specific attention to international markets, especially those further afield and consider their challenges and solutions to EfW projects and technology. Finally, the conference will also address the fundamental changes to the funding associated with Energy from Waste and how this is impacting the market to move further towards merchant waste projects

• Receive an update on the Waste and resource strategy - How do the UK Government strategies, policies and legislation affect the EFW market
• Learn about the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and the UK’s fuel challenges.
• Understand what the future holds for the waste to fuels market - investment opportunities, markets and more
• Discuss the global opportunities in the Energy from Waste market;
o Waste-to-Energy in China: Key Challenges and Opportunities
o How to ensure your energy from waste project becomes a reality in an emerging market? - Central and Eastern Europe
o Design, Construction, Maintenance and Operation of the first PPP project for waste management in Greece
• Understand how to develop the full life cycle of an Energy from Waste project on a “subsidy-free” basis
• Explore the financing mechanisms available to invest in the next generation of waste infrastructure
• Obtain an overview of what technologies are available to ensure EfW plant optimisation and life extensions of aging plants outside of the UK
• Find out if collaboration is the way forward to ensure project completion
• Review how to make EfW a catalyst for circular economy - The Circular Economy and waste hierarchy: Feedstock and the waste stream
• Gain a comprehensive update on the how to make the most of Energy from Waste in today’s European Energy Policy environment – BREF BAT guidance

• Business Development Director
• Contracts Manager
• Project Manager/Director
• Programme Manager/Director
• Head of Operations
• Head of Project Finance
• Head of Infrastructure
• Head of Environment and Waste Services
• Policy Advisor
• Consultant
• Technical Consultant


Abengoa; Al Ahly Capital Holding; AMP Capital; Avery Weigh-Tronix; Ballast Phoenix Ltd; Bertling Enviro AB; Biffa Waste Services Ltd; Buckinghamshire County Council; C U T E C Institut Gm Bh; City of Westminster; Cory Environmental Ltd; Cory Riverside Energy; EEW Energy from Waste GmbH; EGE (Waste to Energy Agency); Engie; Environment Agency; ESWET; Firefly AB; Gemiuk Ltd; Green Investment Bank; Gulermak Heavy Industries; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Hitachi Zosen Inova AG; Huawei Technologies Co.Nig Ltd; Indaver Ireland; Koch industries; KS Baling Ltd; London Waste Ltd; MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd; NIBC Bank N.V.; NNFCC; Online Cleaning UK Ltd.; Orkel AS; Peel Environmental; PELVS-VEL LTD; PKO Bank Polski; Public Power Solutions; px House; Renewable Energy Association; Royal HaskoningDHV; RPS consulting Engineers; SLR Consulting LTD; South-Holland; Suez; SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK; Thames Water; Tiru SA; Turboden; University of South Wales; Veolia UK; Viridor; Waste to Energy Systems; Weiss A/S; Wheelabrator Technologies; 3i | AEB Amsterdam | Aizawi Municipal Corporation | Al Ahly Capital Holding | Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP | Bingo Industries | Cayman Islands Government | CMS Cameron McKenna LLP | Covanta | Doosan Lentjes | Fives Solios | Glasgow City Council | Gutteridge Haskins and Davey | Hampshire County Council | Local Partnerships | Lodge Cottrell | MAN Diesel & Turbo UK | N+P Group BV - N+P International BV | NSG | NWB Bank | Public Power Solutions | px House | Ramboll | RICARDO ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT | Royal HaskoningDHV | SARETCO | Shell | Siemens Bank GmbH | Siemens Financial Services | Sigma Catalyst Partners | Suez | Tiru S A | Veolia Environmental Services | WE Group


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK

9:10 International EfW Markets Review

Alban Forster

Alban Forster, Infrastructure Sector Lead, Europe, SLR Consulting LTD

• This will summarise the global setting for EfW opportunities and development
• We will summarise key generic risks and opportunities for EfW (EfW and AD)
• It will review a number of geographical jurisdictions including:
o UK & Ireland
o Continental Europe
o Scandinavia
o North America
o Australia & New Zealand

9:50 Industry and the implementation of the Resource and Waste Strategy – Realising the opportunities of a strong waste policy leading to a sustainable UK circular economy

Mark Sommerfeld

Mark Sommerfeld, Policy Analyst, Finance Forum, Renewable Energy Association

• From an industry perspective, reviewing how the Resource and Waste Strategy is being delivered a year on from its publication
• Looking at the opportunities that are arising for the Waste to Energy sector, including a focus on Advanced Conversion technologies.
• Highlighting what will happen next with the Resource and Waste Strategy in 2020 and why it is crucial that industry remains fully engaged with its implementation.


10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 No EFW capacity gap by 2030 – true or false?

Jacob Hayler

Jacob Hayler , Executive Director, Environmental Services Association (ESA)

• Defra’s Resources and Waste strategy indicates an ongoing shortfall in efw capacity through to 2035, but also suggests that we don’t need new investment in efw to meet our future targets. Which is right?
• Historic industry forecasts have consistently shown a capacity gap. Has the publication of the RWS changed this outlook?




11:40 Best Available Techniques for Waste Incineration – BREF update and the industries reply

Lorenzo Ceccherini

Lorenzo Ceccherini, Energy Engineering Consultant, CEWEP

• Legal framework
• The BREF WI review process
• Gaps to fill and critical aspects
• Highlights of the implementation phase

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Fuel to the fire – the residual waste future changes

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK

• Includes – policy impacts on volume and composition
• Where the big and small changes might arise
• Capacity needs today and tomorrow

14:00 Road Fuel from Waste in a Circular Economy

Alan Smith

Alan Smith, CEO, The Hydrogen Mine, Ecalox Ltd

• The cheapest hydrogen in the world
• Think local - not large
• How it works
• Case study 1: A beverage plant in Myanmar
• Case study 2: A biogas plant in the UK
• Upstream and downstream feedstocks and products
• The virtuous circle reborn

14:40 The future of waste to fuels.

David  Woolford

David Woolford , Principal Consultant, RICARDO ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

• existing technologies?
• subsidies and product revenues – financing mechanisms
• regulation of waste to fuels plant
• quality and volume of feedstocks?
• lessons learned from a developing market
• future developments in the market

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 ESWET Vision 2050: Clean technologies for sustainable waste management

Patrick Clerens

Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, ESWET – European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology aisbl

• ESWET's Vision 2050 explores the role of Waste-to-Energy in future waste management systems in Europe and beyond. The document describes the technological developments which will allow the Waste-to-Energy plant of the future to provide an increasing number of services (energy recovery and storage, metals and minerals recovery, CO2 capture and e-fuels production) together with an increasing integration into the urban fabric. Through a combination of edutainment, sports and outdoor activities, the plants will generate multiple opportunities for citizens while safeguarding the environment.
• Following the World Bank’s predictions that waste generation will increase by 60 % worldwide by 2050 and Eurostat’s figures which show that 24% of municipal waste is still landfilled today in Europe, there is a need to roll out globally sound waste management technologies including Waste-to-Energy to improve recycling and recovery and reduce dumpsites.
• ESWET's Vision 2050 demonstrates how Waste-to-Energy technologies produced by European suppliers are profoundly committed to resource efficiency and climate change mitigation and are ready to contribute to better waste management in the EU and on a global scale. Waste-to-Energy technologies treat residual waste: waste which is not fit for re-use or recycling and would otherwise be landfilled.
• The future of Waste-to-Energy is circular, fully sustainable and widespread globally: hydrogen fuelled trucks will bring residual waste to the plant; while unloading the waste, they will refuel at the hydrogen station, thus avoiding fossil fuels use.
• The European Union has the capacity to further progress and to expand the EU excellence in waste management well beyond its borders. This is why forthcoming policies should acknowledge this potential by, for instance, promoting the role of Waste-to-Energy as the preferred treatment option for residual waste and recognising the value of Waste-to-Energy for climate change mitigation.

16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION - The Future of Energy from Waste

Jarno Stet

Jarno Stet, Waste & Recycling Manager, City of Westminster

Alban Forster

Alban Forster, Infrastructure Sector Lead, Europe, SLR Consulting LTD

Lorenzo Ceccherini

Lorenzo Ceccherini, Energy Engineering Consultant, CEWEP

Jacob Hayler

Jacob Hayler , Executive Director, Environmental Services Association (ESA)

Patrick Clerens

Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, ESWET – European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology aisbl

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alban Forster

Alban Forster, Infrastructure Sector Lead, Europe, SLR Consulting LTD

9:10 Challenges and strategies for success on the North London Heat and Power Project, Edmonton

David Cullen

David Cullen, Programme Director, North London Waste Authority (LB Haringey)

• A brief description of the project and a progress update
• The challenges of sequencing and delivering construction safely on an operational, brownfield site.
• Building a high-performing client management capability
• Creating a progressive commercial environment to deliver better outcomes
• The approach to stakeholder engagement and community relations

9:50 Case Study - Challenges faced when developing one of Europe’s largest Energy from Waste plants in the UK

Gillian Sinclair

Gillian Sinclair, Head of Development, FCC Environment

• Future developments – what is expected from the plant
• Technical information
• Stages of the project implementation
• Financing options
• Production (electricity, waste)
• Operational problems
• Social aspects

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Financing waste to energy projects – the 5 essential requirements

Michael  Ware

Michael Ware, Senior, Green Giraffe

• How does project finance work
• The 5 essential requirements
• The funding market
• Typical terms
• The fund raising process
• 10 things to avoid doing

11:30 Operating Experience from Plants with High Steam Parameters

Michael  Mueck

Michael Mueck, Head of Boiler Design, Steinmueller Babcock Environment GmbH

• The presentation builds on a brief explanation of the theoretical background
• Based on the experience from SBE waste to energy reference plants, the efficiency benefits of high steam parameters and the effects on corrosion, equipment exchange rate, outage etc. are shown



Alessandro  Bertacchini

Alessandro Bertacchini, Turboden Sales & Business Development Manager, Turboden

• Benefits of small/medium EfW (<200.000 tpy) vs large facilities
• ORC turbine for both highly efficient electrical power generation and CHP solutions
• Proven ORC technology provides WTE solutions for Solid Waste, hazardous waste, sludge and animal manure
• A smart solution to divert waste from landfill, dispose waste locally and generate green renewable energy
• Small/medium WTE allows a flexible, secure and profitable business plan to investors in the long term

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Full Energy from waste project life cycle development on a “subsidy-free” basis

Isabel Boira-Segarra

Isabel Boira-Segarra, CEO, Future Earth Energy

• Technical Analysis
• Risk assessment
• Project Structuring
• Funding
• Project delivery

14:10 What technologies and policies for Material and Energy recovery from waste are available and needed, which help move toward sustainable waste management?

Christophe Cord'Homme

Christophe Cord'Homme, Development director, CNIM group

• Selective collection and sorting of recyclable material
• Organic recovery from biowaste
• Refuse Derived Fuels production and use
• Thermal treatment: what about alternative process?
• Impact on Greenhouse gas emissions from waste sector

14:50 How to maximise value and investment returns from energy from waste projects

Peter Bolton

Peter Bolton, Senior Investment Manager, Foresight Group

• Foresight EfW experience
• Protecting the downside
• Non-capex optimisation: feedstock management
• Capex initiatives: private wires, expansion

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 The evolution of the UK EfW market and the continuing importance for waste derived fuel exports

Mark Terrell

Mark Terrell, General Manager, Andusia Recovered Fuels Limited

• The UK EfW market
• RDF export
• SRF export and the cement industry
• Hazardous and clinical waste disposal

16:40 The changing face of RDF / SRF exports

Bethany Ledingham

Bethany Ledingham, RDF Industry Group Secretariat, RDF Industry Group

• Historic and future trends in the RDF/SRF market
• The rise of SRF exports
• How Brexit may affect the export market
• Influence of UK policy changes on exports

17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Official Media Partner

Supporting Media Partners


Energy from Waste 2019 Programme


EfW 2019 Attendee List


Energy from Waste 2019 Speaker Line-Up


Energy from Waste 2018 Attendee list


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Steinmueller Babcock

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Steinmueller Babcock Environment stands for top-class technology in thermal waste treatment and flue gas cleaning. For more than 50 years we have been developing solutions worldwide. 1,600 reference plants in 50 countries attest to our technical expertise. Each of these plants provides a perfectly tailored solution to an individual challenge.

Media Partners

Biogas World

Official Media Partner

BiogasWorld is a business generation network and online marketplace, connecting product and services suppliers with project developers. We accelerate the biogas and biomethane industry worldwide. We specialize in: • Market knowledge to generate business leads efficiently • Biogas and Biomethane project support to find solutions • Reliable network to find partners and build relations • Market intelligence to support our clients’ growth

Waste Management World - Official Publication of ISWA

Official Media Partner

Waste Management World is the official magazine of the International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA). Both in print and online Waste Management World covers every aspect of the industry for waste management professionals. Coverage includes the latest products and technology, as well as policy and legislation affecting the industry. There are also regular news updates and detailed features looking at some of the most innovative projects being developed around the world. ISWA is an independent non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management worldwide. ISWA has members around the world and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable and professional waste management.

Bioenergy International

Official Media Partner

“Whenever and wherever bioenergy is discussed” News and information is published 7 times a year with an increased print run to 8 000 copies per issue, minimum. It is currently distributed to subscribers and other stakeholders in 66 countries, both as a printed magazine and as an interactive PDF file on the Internet, complemented with other social media. Additionally it is distributed at all major bioenergy related events around the world some 100 or so per year. Through a network of partners local language editions are currently available in Polish, Russian, French and Spanish. Additionally there is a sister publication in Swedish and a newsletter in Japan.

ESWET: European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology

Official Media Partner

ESWET (European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology) is the European association representing manufacturers in the field of Waste-to-Energy Technology. The purpose of ESWET is to raise awareness of the positive implications of the technology in terms of better waste management, energy and the environment and, thus, to foster the development and the dissemination of Waste-to-Energy technology at the European level. Technology from ESWET members is the heart in most of the Waste-to-Energy plants in Europe, treating non-recyclable municipal solid waste. This technology is also used by most plants worldwide.


Official Media Partner

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) works on behalf of our Members to support and promote the Waste & Resource Management industry. We work with governments, parliaments and regulators to bring about a sustainable system of waste and resource management for the UK. Our industry provides services which are essential to modern life. The companies that make up the sector collect the waste produced by households and businesses across the UK, treat it responsibly, and turn a large percentage of that waste into new resources and energy for the nation. In recent years the industry has transformed itself. Ten years ago, over three-quarters of Britain's waste went to landfill (compared to well under 50% today) and waste management was chiefly focused on the logistics of collection and transport. While these still matter, the industry has developed a range of technologies to treat waste and extract value from it. Innovation & investment is a constant feature of modern waste management. The ESA is also at the forefront of debates about waste prevention and recycling, playing a vital role in driving higher standards within our industry.

Media Partners

Energy Manager Magazine

Supporting Media Partners

Energy Manager magazine is the only energy title dedicated to public sector energy managers


Supporting Media Partners

EcoMENA is a regional think-tank, awareness-raiser and consultancy organization with a mission to raise environmental awareness, promote green initiatives and foster sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Envirotec Magazine

Supporting Media Partners

Envirotec’s readership spans government, local authority and private enterprise. Buyers and specifiers, readers are environmental professionals, including Commercial Managers, Programme and Project Managers, working in a wide range of sectors. The editorial offers a comprehensive rundown of new product announcements. These run alongside authoritative feature and news articles, helping our readers understand the wider context behind these announcements, with the aim to distil the reality from the hype.

Media Partners

Carbon Credit Capital


Carbon Credit Capital is a leader in capturing the benefits of carbon finance in order to deploy projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commercialize clean technologies. CCC, through its operations in the U.S. and India, works with international and local partners to identify, develop, certify and finance carbon emission reduction projects and renewable energy technologies.

Carbon Credit Capital assists companies in designing and registering carbon reduction projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other accredited standards, such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the Gold Standard and the Climate Change and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA). CCC works closely with companies to develop strategies and financing structures to monetize the carbon credits generated from projects and to access credit buyers and investors through our extensive network in Europe, Japan, North America and Australia.

Alternative Energy Magazine


Industrial Compliance Magazine




EUBIA is a non- profit association, established in Brussels (Belgium) in 1996. Its aim consists on promoting a sustainable use of biomass as a source of energy and the cooperation among stakeholders within the bioenergy field. The organisation represents the interest of its members, SMEs, Research Institutes, Universities and Companies working in the field of biomass across Europe. EUBIA, as well as its members, are involved on several EU funded projects, H2020, LIFE+ and BBI among others. EUBIA is committed on informing the industry on the latest legislative and technological developments of the market, as well as strengthening European policies, protecting industrial interest while preserving the environment, identifying new opportunities, promoting job creation and a sustainable development worldwide.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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