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Energy from Waste 2020


Energy from Waste is the premier conference in the UK and Europe enabling senior level decision makers across waste, energy, technology and project development to explore the latest developments in this globally important industry. Bringing together attendees from over 20 countries in 2019, Energy from Waste 2020 provides unique opportunities to connect with policy makers, investors, technical experts and innovators who drive change and growth in waste to energy internationally. With sessions on operational efficiency, Carbon Capture and Storage and delivery of complex projects, plus not-to-be-missed discussions exploring what investors are looking for going forward, the future of EPC delivery, advances in waste-derived transport fuels and substitute fuel, this is the essential event to assess future directions in energy, heat, fuels and resources.

Event Type:
Mar. 4-5, 2020
America Square Conference & Events Centre
London , UK

Maximise commercial opportunities through top-level, international networking.
  • Explore developments in capacity, volumes, trade and gate fees – what will these factors mean to your business?
  • Understand the type of projects that will gain a thumbs-up from investors – what returns are they looking for, what funding structures are coming through as robust, how is risk managed and apportioned?
  • Hear from the Department of Transport on their views on waste-derived transport fuels – where do these fit into future opportunities?
  • Join technical sessions on everything from efficiency and carbon capture and storage, CCS/ CCUS, to innovation for improved operation and decreased carbon measures.
  • Learn about growth markets in CEE and make contacts which could open up new business opportunities.
  • Explore future directions with industry leaders and opinion-formers - heat, hydrogen, fuels, substitute fuels...
With much more across the two days, plus networking sessions throughout the conference and the ever-popular networking drinks at the end of the first day, the Energy from Waste conference is the essential event of the year.


The Energy from Waste 2020 site visit is to Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, 3 March 2020.

Places are limited, and must be booked as part of a delegate booking.

Delegates will travel to Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park by coach, collecting them from London at approximately 9.00am on 3 March 2020.  Lunch is provided at the site, dietary requirements will be catered for, and the visit will include a guided tour.

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park brings together three state-of-the-art technologies – mechanical treatment, anaerobic digestion and advanced thermal treatment – to treat residual waste collected from homes in Milton Keynes.

Together, the technologies increase the amount of recyclable materials which are removed from the waste, in turn cutting the amount of rubbish sent to landfill to around 3%.

The anaerobic digestion and advanced thermal treatment also generate enough energy to power around 11,000 homes - similar to the number of households in Wolverton and Newport Pagnell combined.

The mechanical treatment technology is able to handle between 120,000 and 132,000 tonnes of waste per year, and the anaerobic digestion technology has a capacity of 32,000 tonnes per year.

Any waste remaining which is not recyclable or compostable is used as a fuel for a 96,300 tonne capacity advanced thermal treatment (ATT) plant. The ATT process does not combust the residual waste but instead transforms it into a gas (synthesis gas or syngas), which in turn is combusted to generate high temperature steam which creates renewable electricity in a turbine.

The site has been designed based on current and projected waste volumes in Milton Keynes from households. We have also taken into account the projected growth of the city over the coming years.

The facility is on Dickens Road, Old Wolverton. It is within an existing industrial area, which includes other waste facilities, and the site was previously used as a distribution centre.

It is also close to Milton Keynes’ Materials Recycling Facility, which treats the recyclable items collected from homes and is based on Colts Holm Road, and near to a vehicle storage depot for refuse collection vehicles. This means Milton Keynes Council can make cost and carbon footprint savings from minimising vehicle mileage.

MKWRP has been operational since March 2018 on behalf of Milton Keynes Council.

Delegates can book a place on the site visit as part of their delegate booking process for Energy from Waste 2020. Site visit places cannot be booked without a delegate booking. Book your conference place here.

The Energy from Waste conference exhibition area allows you to promote your business’s expertise to an audience of over 200 highly engaged waste management delegates from the UK, Europe, and beyond.

Exhibit and enjoy access to unparalleled new business leads, with delegates representing waste management, energy generation, finance, investment, engineering, and advisory, central, and local government organisations who attend to learn, network, and discuss real business opportunities.

In previous years, 84% of conference delegates attended to source new products or look for technical advice. 75% said they would be sourcing EfW plant consultancy services in the next 12 months, and 42% were intending to source waste handling equipment. 65% of attendees have budget responsibility for new equipment/systems purchases. And fully 97% of attendees booked because of the conference's networking opportunities.

This could be your audience.

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