3rd International Conference on Biomass and Waste Combustion

The 3rd International Conference on Biomass and Waste Combustion was held in London at the Crowne Plaza - St. James Hotel , 24-25 April 2012. Excellent speakers and 50 actively involved participants from 12 countries made the conference a success.

The Conference focused on the technical aspects of biomass and waste combustion. Recent R&D results, new technological innovations as well as best practices for technical solutions and plant operation within the field were presented in front of an interested auditorium.

Objective
The Conference will focus on the technical aspects of biomass and waste combustion. Applied R&D results, new technological innovations as well as best practices for technical solutions and plant operation will be presented. The Conference will focus on technologies for both retrofitting and new WtE and BtE plants. Take this unique opportunity to learn from the experts on recent R&D results and state-of-the-art practices within the field.

Main topics:

  • Innovative concepts & tools
  • Energy efficiency improvements: real-life stories
  • Best practices for entire plant
  • Novel fuels & fuel related challenges
  • Advanced conversion
  • Ash related challenges
  • Advanced monitoring and control

Conference programme 

Speakers who have confirmed their attendance and their presentations are among others:

  • Hot topics for the WtE industry within the EU right now, Marta Gurin, CEWEP (Key note)
  • The EC and energy from biomass/waste: status and trends, David Baxter, Joint Research Centre of the EC (Key note)
  • Status of torrefaction and use of torrefied material in co-firing plants, Jaap Koppejan, IEA Bioenergy Task 32 leader (Key note)
  • The biogenic fraction of waste, Pat Howes, IEA Bioenergy Task 36 leader (Key note)
  • Furnace and Fuel Bed simulation program "CombAte" – Plant optimization by knowledge, Ragnar Warnecke, GKS-Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GmbH
  • Advanced thermal treatment technologies for waste, Frans Lamers, KEMA
  • Innovative biomass mixtures, Michaël Becidan, SINTEF
  • Technical options and GHG impacts of doubling the electric efficiency in WtE, Pasi Vainikka, VTT
  • MWI efficiency improving by applying a pre-thermal drying using residual heat sources, Cipriano Bermudez, Paymacotas
  • Innovative bottom ash handling, Arno La Haye, Inascho
  • Sulphation of KCl, Håkan Kassmann, Vattenfall
  • On-line Syn-gas characterization for ROC, Gonzalo Del Alamo, Energos
  • On-line corrosion monitoring, Martin de Jong, KEMA
  • The effects of fuel quality variations on WtE plant operation, Egil Evensen, Statkraft
  • Greater Manchester Waste-to-Energy - design & technology concepts, Johan De Greef and Kenneth Villani, Keppel Seghers Belgium
  • Specific characteristics of Waste to Energy plant "Isséane" near Paris, Pascal Decrombecque, Groupe TIRU
  • Development of grate technology for high caloric values, François Seguret, VINCI Environnement
  • From fuel to solution by sophisticated fuel and process atmosphere characterization, Jaani Silvennoinen, Metso Power Oy
  • High dust selective catalytic NOx reduction - WtE plant in Brescia, Luca Bertagna, A2A

 

Sponsors:

  • GKS
  • Statkraft
  • Avfallsforsk
  • Keppel Seghers

Organizers:

  • KEMA
  • Vattenfall
  • SINTEF