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Supported by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology (ESWET), SMi's 9th annual conference on Energy from Waste will bring together industry professionals and local councils working in waste, bioenergy, environmental services and infrastructure finance.


It will strengthen knowledge in key topics such as, refuse derived fuel, international markets and European trade, whilst looking at the practicalities of heating projects and keeping attendees at the forefront of technological breakthroughs to adapt to the growing need for greener energy.


Understanding EU initiatives surrounding the circular economy from a local council and provider perspective; the BREF review process; and British policy around BREXIT will be a major focus, as will hearing from a selection of municipal authorities currently implementing energy to waste projects. This will include case studies from Buckinghamshire County Council, City of Westminster, Coventry City Council and City of Oslo.


Exclusive updates on Central and Eastern European Markets such as Bulgaria, Poland and Romania, will be just some of the event highlights for 2016.


Featured Speakers Include:


•             Roger Seed, Contracts Team Leader, Buckinghamshire County Council

•             Pandora Rene, Senior Advisor, Waste and Illegals, Environment Agency

•             Jarno Stet, Waste Services Manager, City of Westminster

•             Hubert de Chefdebien, Chairman of ESWET Technical Committee, ESWET

•             Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ R&R UK

•             Johnny Stuen, Technical Director, Waste-to-energy Agency, City of Oslo

•             Maya Van der Steenhoven, Director of the Public Private Cooperation Heating and Cooling, South-Holland

•             Andrew Hartley, Director, Green Investment Bank

•             Mark Shenton, Director, Head of Infrastructure & Renewables UK, NIBC Bank N.V.

•             Lukasz Dziekonski, Director, Management Board Member Marguerite, PKO Bank Polski SA/ Marguerite Fund

•             Dr Philip Thomas, WWS Technical Manager, Thames Water


Reasons to attend:


1.            Receive regulatory guidance and understand the impact of the circular economy on energy from waste

2.            Discover how to handle the monitoring issue in the BREF review process

3.            Hear about the outcomes of the world’s first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning trash

4.            Discuss the development of larger scale heat networks incorporating heat from EfW, as well as other industrial processes and greenhouses

7.            Realise how merchant projects can be funded, re-financed and structured and what projects are bankable

Remember to register early to take advantage of early bird discounts!

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Where to find the EU Business Centre

Avenue Adolphe Lacomblé 59
B-1030 Brussels

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Our Business Center is ideally situated. The Airport and NATO (10 minutes by public transport or car) are to the East. To the West you will find the European Institutions (Schuman roundabout) and the Secretariat of the ACP States. These institutions are within walking distance of our Business Centre.

There are excellent connections to various public transport systems. Trams/Metro/Bus are less than 2 minutes away by foot. Schuman/Meiser/Merode Train Stations are within walking distance; quick access to the other stations.

Direct public transport connections to:

  • the Schuman roundabout (bus)
  • Airport (bus)
  • NATO (bus)
  • ACP Secretariat (tram)

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Location of the EU Business Centre