Operational Optimisation preliminary programme 2023 - speakers, timings and titles subject to change
Time Information
17:45 - 18:15
Registration


18:15 - 19:00
Drinks reception and networking


19:00 - 20:30
Industry dinner


20:30 - 20:45
After dinner speech
Edward Thomas, Head of Programme Development, Viridor


Edward will take a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the waste to energy and biomass industries and gives his views on  the developments and changes that plants need to be aware of in a rapidly changing world.
Time Information
08:40 - 09:00
Registration and coffee


09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30
Session 1: NOx reduction and energy efficiency improvements – the Environment Agency’s ambitions for EfW and biomass plants
Ben Freeman (online), E&B Senior Advisor (Energy from Waste), Environment Agency
Paul James, BSc MSc, Technical Director, SLR Consulting Ltd; event chair


09:35 - 10:20
Session 2A: Managing shutdowns


10:25 - 11:10
Session 3A - Reducing downtime through best practice boiler management and cleaning
Mike Anderson, Managing Director, KRR Prostream


11:10 - 11:30
Refreshments


11:35 - 12:20
Session 4A:- Achieving NOx regulations – different situations, different approaches
Daniel von der Heide, Managing Director, M & S Umwelttechnik
Benoit de Montard, Applications Engineer - EMEA - Industrial Dry Filtration, W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH
Robert van Kessel PhD, Operating agent Prewin network, PREWIN network; session chair


Daniel von der Heide, Managing Director, M & S Umwelttechnik discusses  the possibilities of SNCR systems
Benoît de Montard, Applications Engineer - EMEA - Industrial Dry Filtration, W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH, explains the benefits  of catalytic systems

An exploration of the differing approaches and their suitability in varying circumstances.
12:25 - 13:00
Session 5: CCS - what are the implications and opportunities for your plant?
Brigitte Jacobs, Business Development Manager, Energy Transition Industry, TNO
Paul James, BSc MSc, Technical Director, SLR Consulting Ltd; event chair


Lessons learnt from CCS / CCUS integration with waste to energy across plants in the Netherlands.
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch


13:45 - 14:20
Session 6: Practicalities of BREF - an exploration of the challenges of achieving compliance with the upcoming BREF with a discussion on some of the solutions for doing so.
Ingo Zorbach, Managing Director, B&W’s GMAB Technologies
Paul James, BSc MSc, Technical Director, SLR Consulting Ltd; event chair


14:25 - 15:10
Session 7: Best practice in start-up, shut-down and OTNOC (title tbc)


Session 7A: managing an ageing plant
Tobias Mettler, Managing Director, P-Wave


15:10 - 15:30
Refreshments (1)


15:30 - 16:15