Working with changing feedstock; Maintaining asset integrity and performance; Understanding your plant - can it deliver more? Improving output and profit; Best practice techniques With speaker and discussion panel guest
Dave Richardson has worked in the field of process automation for some 35 years. During that time Dave has specialised in the optimization and performance improvement of many processes across industries including printing, mineral processing and power generation. During the last 12 years Dave has specialised in the performance, operation, and profitability improvement of WtE and Biomass plants.
Dave is responsible for the development of the Yokogawa solution portfolio for improving the performance of WtE and Biomass plants throughout Europe.
Dave lives in Cornwall and when not travelling makes the most of the environment in which he lives. Kayaking, sailing, surfing, tennis and running all feature heavily in activities outside of work.
Plant leader and head of operations and maintenance in the energy from waste sector. Experienced engineering manager with proven track record in oil and gas and packaging and containers industry. Skilled in RCA, FMEA and continuous improvement. Strong operations professional with a B.Eng honours focused in manufacturing systems engineering
Paul James, BSc MSc
Director - Independent Advisor & Consultant
Energy & Resources Ltd; event chair
Originally trained as a Chemist and in Chemical Engineering, Paul has spent over 30 years working internationally in the Energy and Environment fields for both the Public and Private Sector. His experience covers a wide range of themes including industrial emissions and industrial impact reduction, renewable energy technologies, projects & policy development and delivery, and he has specific expertise in waste-to-energy and biomass energy projects. As the author of the first EU “Best Available Techniques” Reference (BREF) document on thermal waste treatments (2006) he is well known internationally for his expertise in this area. Over the last 15 years he has worked on numerous projects for the development and implementation of waste and energy infrastructure, as an adviser to national and international governments & agencies, and developed leading international consulting businesses in these areas. He is the Chairman of the UK Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Special Interest Group on Thermal Waste Treatment and the author / co-author of papers on issues including low carbon energy and resources/waste management, a supervisor of university projects, and author of technical policy documents regarding national and international emission regulation.