Conference to explore EfW state of play across each jurisdiction

Energy from Waste (EfW), which is part of a global move towards implementing circular economy principles in waste management, will be put in the spotlight at a conference in Canberra.

Despite a strong presence of EfW facilities globally, Australia has been slow in adopting it. But with EfW continuously featuring in discussions about waste management it is gaining traction – fast.

With more than 2,000 EfW facilities in operation worldwide, the interest from Australia government and organisations has ramped up and there’s no time like now to discover more.

To learn about what Australia is doing to progress in the EfW space and to find out more about EfW as a valuable step forward in waste management, register for the 2019 Energy from Waste Conference.

Held in Canberra from August 26-28, the conference offers an opportunity to discover how EfW works in a circular economy, how to deliver a successful EfW project and more.

Attendees can also find out what the EfW state of play is across each jurisdiction as an “Around the States” panel of senior government representatives will convene to discuss their EfW policies.

Panellists for this discussion include:

  • ACT – Michael Trushell, executive branch manager for ACT NOWaste;
  • QLD Pravin Menon, executive director – office of resource recovery for the Department of Environment and Science (DES);
  • SA – Steven Sergi, manager – regulatory reform projects for the Environment Protection Authority South Australia (EPA SA);
  • WA – Bernard Ryan, associate director – Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategic Policy for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER); and
  • VIC – Angela Hoefnagels, senior manager, waste and resource recovery for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The discussion will be facilitated by Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) national president, Garth Lamb.  Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panel.

Other program highlights at the conference, hosted by WMRR, include local and international industry experts speakers and an interactive facilitated session on the barriers to acceptance in Australia.