Become an energy expert with free RWM seminars

Sponsored by Motherwell Bridge, the three-day programme of expert-led sessions in the Energy & Water Seminar Theatre will cover Anaerobic Digestion (AD), treating food waste, Combined Heat & Power plants (CHP), Refuse Derived Fuel (RFD) and other emerging conversion technologies.

Day One (14 September)

  • Antony Oliver, editor, New Civil Engineer will discuss infrastructure and funding for low carbon, renewable energy and energy from waste projects
  • Peter Jones OBE and consultant for Ecolateral will explore some of the future challenges facing the waste management sector, looking at technologies such as biomass conversion and gasification and asking what investment is needed
  • The Environment Agency will give an outline of the available energy from waste resources in the UK
  • Aaron Berry, head of carbon and sustainability at The Renewable Fuels Agency will give an update on the UK Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and the Renewable Energy Directive.

Day Two (15 September)

  • Antony Greener, waste strategy and development director, Nottingham City Council will present a case study of the City’s district heating schemes and CHP
  • John Stephens, relationship manager for the environment team at Triodos Bank Project will speak on financing energy from food waste; explaining why the market isn’t developing as quickly as expected and giving visitors advice on funding, contract structures, warrantees and guarantees
  • Martin Wylie, general manager, materials handling & process engineering division, Motherwell Bridge will present a case study
  • Richard Gueterbock, director of Clearfleau, will describe how renewable energy can be generated from liquid effluent through innovative anaerobic digestion.

Day Three (16 September)

  • Norman Fulton, sales director for KMH Systems, will explain how municipal solid waste can be separated into fractions for use in AD and RFD
  • Chris Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, will review the latest technologies that will enable the UK to comply with EU landfill regulations. He will also analyse the barriers to alternative fuel production such as education and awareness, funding, capital expenditure and public misconceptions
  • Victor Buchanan, managing director of Bioflame will explain how the company’s clean burn combustion system works, what makes it different and what he think the future holds.

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Exhibitor highlights
The RWM 10 exhibitor list features leaders in renewable energy in the UK and abroad including Agrivert, Ebbsfleet Engineering Services, Food 2 Energy, Global Recycling Solutions, Komptech UK, Dmn-Westinghousem, Legras Industries and Renby.
The Association for Organics Recycling (previously the Composting Association) is the UK’s leading membership organisation promoting the sustainable management of biodegradable resources. Jeremy Jacobs, the Association’s managing director comments: “There are a number of drivers both fiscal and environmental which are stimulating the growth in the collection and treatment of food waste. There is in the region of 40 million tonnes of carbon continuing to go to landfill. Food waste accounts for a significant proportion of this. The UK need to speed up the delivery of infrastructure for the treatment of this material and will only do this through government intervention. The 1999 Landfill Directive which is the main lever for driving this change is starting to have a beneficial effect and local authorities are collecting significantly more food waste, both segregated and mixed with green waste for treatment. This is an exciting time with abundant opportunities for growth in the sector, we need to ensure, however, that regulation is proportionate and does not strangle growth in the future.”
BiogenGreenfinch (Stand 1945) designs, builds, owns and operates AD plants and is responsible for 13 in the UK. The company’s current focus is AD plants for food waste and it operates three such plants: Biocycle plant in Ludlow, Twinwoods plant in Bedfordshire and the Westwood plant in Northamptonshire. The development of the BiogenGreenfinch process has coincided with a change in UK Government strategies and a growing awareness of the need to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. Central to this is the need to divert the amount of organic waste going to landfill and to exploit new greener technologies for the management of waste and the generation of renewable energy.
Motherwell Bridge (Stand 1652 and sponsor of the Energy & Water Theatre): Motherwell Bridge’s materials handling and process engineering division provides a turnkey project management and engineering design service to clients within the power generation, alternative energy and biomass production industry sectors. Its experienced and knowledgeable team take concepts through feasibility study, process design, specification, machinery selection, manufacture, installation and commissioning.
New Earth Solutions (Stand 760) offers technology and services for treatment of residual waste and composting organics, while New Earth Energy is developing schemes for recovering low-carbon energy from waste-derived fuel. The company’s development director Peter Mills says: “RWM played an important part in the New Earth Solutions’ exhibition strategy last year and will do the same this year. The event is a great opportunity to showcase our fully enclosed composting process as well as an excellent platform to promote our renewable energy business.
“Landfill diversion is an ever increasing priority for local authorities and New Earth is an experienced provider of residual waste treatment capability, tailored to fit the customer’s needs. On our stand visitors will be able to see how the processes work and why New Earth facilities are amongst the most advanced of their kind in the UK. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are all specialists in their fields and will be happy to answer any questions. With a recent investment by the Carbon Trust of £4m in support of the renewable and low carbon energy developments, we are definitely the one to watch over the next 12 months.”
Riverside Waste Machinery (Stand 1186) is the sole distributor of UNTHA shredding technology in the UK, including the new TR2500 shredder for refused derived fuel preparation. The company’s managing director, Chris Oldfield, will be presenting a seminar in the Energy & Water Theatre this year. He says: “The RWM exhibition is without doubt one of the most prestigious trade events the UK is lucky enough to boast. Every year without fail there is a phenomenal buzz surrounding the unveiling of innovative new technologies, expert seminar discussions and product demonstrations, which provides the recycling and waste management sector with the continual recognition it deserves. No-one comes away from the event without learning something....This year’s event has a lot to live up to but I’ve never been disappointed before. Some industry statistics suggest that the UK’s approach to waste management is trailing behind that of fellow European nations, but after attending an RWM event many would question if that is in fact the case.”

Register now
With the new coalition government pledging to promote energy-from-waste through anaerobic digestion, energy conversion is top of the local authority environmental agenda. Ensure you are up to date with the latest legislation, opportunities and technology by registering to attend this free exhibition and take advantage of the expertise on offer in the Energy & Water Seminar Theatre.
Visitors can register online now for free fast track entry to RWM 10 and take advantage of a simple online tool to help plan their visit. Whether you are looking for suppliers of banks, bins and containers, machinery and equipment, vehicles and plant or specialist recycling solutions, you can use the MyRWM Show Planner to create a personalised floorplan of relevant exhibitors.
Complete the form on to receive your badge and show preview approximately three weeks prior to the exhibition, plus avoid the queues when you arrive.

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