Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 29 November 2016

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM REGULATORY UPDATE: Reviewing the latest updates on the integrated waste management regulations

Udayan Banerji, Environment Health Safety & Policy Specialist, Center of Waste Management (TADWEER) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Exploring UAE’s plan to implement an integrated waste management system based on the life cycle approach to achieve diversion of waste away from landfills
  • Reviewing the tariff mechanism implemented for industrial & commercial activities to be extended to domestic waste generators to encourage reduction of waste at source
  • Exploring the drafted update on the integrated waste management regulation by the Ministry of Climate change

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Udayan Banerji

Environment Health Safety & Policy Specialist
Center of Waste Management (TADWEER) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Comprehending the best funding options for waste-to-energy projects: PPP or Procurement?

  • Highlighting the options of involving the private sector to deliver waste-to-energy projects in a more efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Exploring the benefits of utilising the private sector to deliver better quality waste-to-energy projects

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Outlining best practices in overcoming key issues to develop a successful WTE project

Mhairi Main Garcia, Director & Vice-Chair of the Board, Clean Energy Council, UAE
  • Discussing critical components in developing project-financed WTE projects
  • Reviewing key risks and how these are managed
  • Exploring potential specific challenges to be faced when building WTE plants in the region

Mhairi Main Garcia

Director & Vice-Chair of the Board
Clean Energy Council, UAE

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Considering the key project financing issues that financiers typically consider when assessing whether to finance waste-to-energy projects

  • Outlining the role of financial institutions in the waste-to-energy market to understand the different types of finance structures available for your project
  • Exploring the process of submitting funding proposals, criteria for project selection and reporting
  • Highlighting the importance of purchase power agreement to ensure accreditation of these projects when seeking project financing

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee and networking break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Meeting the challenge of municipal waste treatment in GCC countries

Rehan Ahmed, Head of Waste Disposal Unit, Supreme Council for Environment, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Discussing the magnitude of municipal waste management problem in the GCC countries
  • Exploring the impacts and challenges of municipal waste treatment
  • Discuss ways to improve the municipal waste treatment situation through implementation of sustainable treatment technologies

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Rehan Ahmed

Head of Waste Disposal Unit
Supreme Council for Environment, Kingdom of Bahrain

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Overview of the best technologies and methods to implement waste-to-energy projects across the region

Phil Longhurst, Reader in Environmental Technology, Centre for Bioenergy and Resource Management: School of Water, energy and Environment (SWEE), Cranfield University, UK
  • Reviewing the most common forms of waste-to-energy technologies available
  • Exploring the technologies available to reduce landfill emissions to reduce the region’s percentage of landfill emissions
  • Reviewing the technologies on RDF, MSW and bio-gas to ensure all waste is utilised to produce energy

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Phil Longhurst

Reader in Environmental Technology
Centre for Bioenergy and Resource Management: School of Water, energy and Environment (SWEE), Cranfield University, UK

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Northern Emirates waste strategy: Tackling the issue of healthcare waste to establish best practice in handling of medical waste

Yaser Omar Kayed, Head of Studies & Planning Unit Environmental Protection Section, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department, UAE
  • Ensuring the highest standards of safe handling, treatment and disposal of healthcare and hazardous waste to quantities of medical waste in the region
  • Exploring how the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is tackling this challenge with a new medical waste strategy
  • Discovering lessons learnt and key takeaways for establishing best practice in handling and disposal of infectious waste

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Yaser Omar Kayed

Head of Studies & Planning Unit Environmental Protection Section
Ajman Municipality & Planning Department, UAE

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Reviewing the differences in utilising incineration or gasification to produce valuable forms of energy

  • Exploring the amount of megawatts produced through both incineration and gasification to understand which should be used on your project
  • Exploring the pros and cons of both processes to keep within environmental standards

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Networking lunch

2:30 PM - 11:59 PM Close of conference on day FOR MORE