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WMRR conference to give in-depth insight into EfW opportunities and barriers

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) has released the program for its upcoming National Energy from Waste Conference, held in Canberra on August 26-28, 2019.

Under the theme of ‘Powering Change’, the program brings together international and local experts to discuss and debate all aspects of Energy from Waste (EfW), with the goal of understanding the barriers to acceptance and how EfW can be established in Australia while supporting an emerging circular economy.

Highlights of the conference include expert speakers from the UK, Germany, Denmark and Belgium, panel sessions on policy around the states, and an interactive session on the barriers to acceptance in Australia.

The first keynote speaker on August 27 is City of Nuremberg deputy mayor for environment and health, Dr Peter Pluschke, who will discuss how EfW works in a circular economy.

Andy Street, the director of waste and resource management at UK company SLR Consulting will speak about learnings from the international EfW market.

There will also be a discussion on whether EfW can solve a larger energy problem in Australia – which will be held by Tribe Infrastructure Group’s Rajan Aggarwal.

These and dozens more speakers will give insight into the EfW market nationally and internationally.

On the Tuesday evening, people will be able to network at the conference dinner, held at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.