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11 & 12 SEPT


UK's Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition & Conference

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Alternative Fuels Theatre

The Alternative Fuels Theatre explores alternate strategies organisations can adopt, with topics including air quality strategy, biogas as a transport fuel and - if not diesel, then what?

    • Wednesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      David Lowe

      Modern Day Use of barges, especially in the recycling business

      Modern barges can carry 500 tonnes each – and more. They can take traffic off congested roads. Due to their fuel efficiency, they produce far less pollution than lorries. So using barges helps meet corporate social responsibility targets. Most of the UK ports are served by major inland waterways and so are well placed for exports/imports. The speaker will discuss the opportunities in the recycling and waste industry.


      12.30 - 13.00

      David Hills

      Stainless steel separation in modern day recycling

      We propose to discuss the use of stainless steel separation technology in recycling applications. How the technology works, its effectiveness and how it falls in line with other metal separation technologies that have been around for may years.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Dr Dhivya Puri

      Fiberight: Next generation waste processing

      Fiberight has developed an innovative and novel process to recover value from residual waste. This next-generation technology is a true circular (bio) economy solution for generating high value sustainable materials and products for manufacturing. This talk will centre on Fiberights technology and the challenges encountered in commercialisation of the process.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Craig Michel

      Covering up and why it matters

      There is a growing demand for dry waste product, and an increasing awareness of the impact of storage and handling of waste on the environment. Considering both aspects, there has never been a better time to look at ways to cover or enclose waste storage facilities. New facilities can be planned with this in mind, but existing facilities need a solution without having to redevelop sites. This is where we come in.


      14.45 - 15.15

      Dane McSpedon

      Biomass from waste to fuel industrial scale energy facilities.

      Discuss the use of biomass from waste to fuel biomass or coal-fired power stations and other industrial scale energy plants. With advances in the conversion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste into a high energy content biofuel, it is now possible to power energy plants at an industrial scale. How does this fuel compare and contrast with current renewable and hydrocarbon based fuel sources.


      15.30 - 16.00