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AD operational performance at the ADBA National Conference 2014

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ADBA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014

AD 2015-2020: What can we achieve?

“Operational performance underpins the economic viability of projects, confidence in the sector’s health and safety record, the quality of outputs and the professionalisation of standards across the industry.”

Kyrone Dodd, Head of Operations, Tamar Energy

Breakout Session 3: Operational performance

Chaired by Alexander Maddan, Chief Executive of Agrivert, the operational performance breakout session at the ADBA National Conference will discuss ways to increase AD efficiency through design and feedstock variations for an environmental and economically sustainable AD plant.

As the industry matures, this is your chance to hear from experienced operators and contribute to a debate on the best ways to improve industry performance.

Who else will be speaking in this session?

  • Neil Hunter, Operations Director, Local Generation
  • Ray Nattrass, Head of Process Design and Engineering, Shanks Waste Management
  • Charles Banks, Professor, University of Southampton
  • Stephen Ivanec, National Commissioning Manager, Viridor

Speaker Kyrone Dodd, Head of Operations, Tamar Energy gives his thoughts on the future of operational performance

“Operational performance will be pivotal over the next five years as the UK AD sector matures, we simply cannot underestimate its importance when energy generation and revenue is at stake. Operational performance underpins the economic viability of projects, confidence in the sector’s health and safety record, the quality of outputs and the professionalisation of standards across the industry. This is not a straightforward task: there is a complex set of interrelated variables that define operational efficiency, and a process-led, comprehensive approach to proactive problem-solving, preventative action and continuous monitoring is the only way to maximise performance.”

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