National Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Conference

The Annual Cré Conference known as the National Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Conference will be on Tuesday 1st September 2015 in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Kildare.

It is an event that anyone involved in waste, composting or anaerobic digestion should not miss.

Key Speakers :

  • Philip Nugent, Principal Officer, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
  • David Newman – International Solid Waste Association
  • Arjen Brinkmann, BVOR – Dutch Association of Biowaste Processors

Programme

08.00 Registration/Tea/Coffee

Session 1 Updates

09.00 What Does the Future Hold for the Sector? Martin Eves, Chairman of Cré

09.10 Implementing Ireland’s Waste Policy  Philip Nugent, Principal Officer, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
Philip will explain the recently published regulations on waste collection, food waste, pay by weight, explain the new regional waste enforcement authorities and provide an overview of the Regional Waste Plans.

09.35 Update on Development of New Supports for Anaerobic Digestion Speaker to be confirmed

10.05 Draft National 25 Year Sludge Management Plan Speaker to be confirmed

10.20 Q&A

10.30 Coffee Break

Session 2 New Ways to Collect More Brown Bin Material

11.00 Results of the National Brown Bin Advisors Pilot in Sligo Siobhan Gillen & Matthew Byrne, Sligo County Council

11.30 Experiences of Implementing Pay By Weight in County Leitrim Speaker to be confirmed

12.00 Q&A

Session 3 Panel Discussion – The Commercial Food Waste Regulations Pete Murtagh, Waste Enforcement Officer, Sligo County Council

Collector- to be confirmed

Processor – to be confirmed

12.45 Cré – Institute of Technology Sligo –Certificates in Compost Facility Operation

The students who have completed this course will be awarded their certificates by Dr. Billy Fitzgerald of Institute of Technology Sligo.

Winners of the Cré Industry Awards will be announced

13.00 Lunch

Session 4 New Era…. New Opportunities

14.00 Opportunities in the Circular Economy and BioEconomy David Newman – The International Solid Waste Association

14.25 Creating Biomass from Composting Operations- EU Experiences Arjen Brinkmann, BVOR – Dutch Association of Biowaste Processors

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