ORG Conference 2017 - New Directions and Smarter Practices

Thursday, 23 March 2017

ORG Conference 2017 : New Directions and Smarter Practices


10:00   Chair’s Welcome Address

Alexander Maddan, Chief Executive, Agrivert & Chair, Organics Recycling Group

10:10   25 years of operational experience - ‘lessons learnt and future predictions’

Trelawney Dampney, Managing Director, Eco Sustainable Solutions

10:25   Speaker views and debate: navigating Brexit

Dr Gev Eduljee, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd

Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association

Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association

Anna Simpson, Environment Policy Advisor, National Farmers Union

o   Each speaker will speak for 5 minutes

o   3 pre-prepared questions to the panel

o   Debate will then be open to the floor

11:05   Two perspectives on commercial and household food waste collections

Local Authority barriers to separate food waste collections

Yvonne Perkins, Project Manager, J.I.C & Associates

Stephen Old, ReFood Widnes’ Sales & Logistics

11:25    Refreshments and networking 


11:50   Case study: using biomethane, electricity, heat and compost produced at an AD and composting facility

Wilbert Smeets, Technical Director, SESA SpA, Italy

12:10   Case study: integrated AD and composting in the Netherlands

Gert-Jan Klaasse Bos, Plant Manager, De Meerlanden, Rijsenhout organics waste treatment facility

12:30     Questions and answers

12:40     Lunch and networking


13:40   Household food waste recycling - WRAP tools to help increase participation

Mike Gardner, Local Authority Account Manager, WRAP

14:00   Improving throughput and reducing emissions by optimising treatment, at no extra cost

Dr Eric Crouch & Andrew Goddard, Development Scientists, Compost Manager

14:20   Fire Prevention Plans for composting and biomass sites

Amanda McCabe, Principal Environmental Consultant, WYG Group

14:40   Defining fit for purpose in material handling equipment

            David Banks, Sales Manager, Waste and Recycling - JCB

14:50   Questions and answers

15:00   Refreshments and networking


15:20   Mitigating risk in the biowaste sector with a fit for purpose insurance policy

Carl Gurney, Renewable Energy Director, Jelf Insurance

15:40   Realising the full financial benefits of compost and digestate

Anna Becvar, Director, Earthcare Technical Ltd

16:00     Forum discussion: hot topics for 2017

o   Delegates’ questions will be solicited during the day

o   Chair will address his selection of the questions to the floor for debate

o   Panel of speakers provide their views

16:25     Chair’s summary and close


Friday, 24th March 2017

9:30 am - 13:00 hrs           JCB factory tour


Contact Details

  • Delegate Bookings
    Leah Ashcroft
    T: +44 (0)20 7981 0851
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    Lindsay Barnett
    T: +44 (0)20 7925 3570

Payment Instructions

  • All payments will need to be paid in full at time of booking using a Credit or Debit Card.
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