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
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
10.30 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
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
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