The Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Canada (WtERT Canada), hosted a full-day 100% online FREE webinar on Waste to Energy (WtE) in partnership with The Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems (CIWESS) in Montreal, the Global WtERT Council and the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University in New York, USA.

Featuring impartial industry experts and academic researchers in a highly interactive webinar, this unique, full-day conference presented current findings on energy recovery within a broad waste management context, with a focus on the issues of most concern to decision-makers and stakeholders. Participants gained insights into knowledge gaps, policy options, and pathways to connect ideas with investment and lead to start the plan to build a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility in the region of Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario.

Many municipalities are exploring new ways to manage municipal solid waste. They often have questions about how waste-to-energy technologies are different, how they work, and the economic and environmental implications for using these technologies.

WtE technologies are in operation around the world. But how do these technologies work and what are the economic and environmental implications for managing waste? What role does WtE have as we try to build a Circular Economy and promote reduction and recycling in Ontario to face the shortage of landfills and reduce exporting residual waste in the USA?

The webinar provided attendees with an overview of the different technologies from leading global Waste-to-Energy experts and assist them develop a greater understanding of how these technologies work and the opportunities and challenges of local implementation.

The Conference addressed these key topics:

  1. Changing perceptions about waste to energy facilities and their role within an integrated waste management strategy.
  2. Health and environmental impacts.
  3. The role of Academia to disseminate credible information and facts about Waste-to-Energy technologies.
  4. When and where to start building a Waste-to-energy facility in Sarnia Lambton and other Communities in Ontario.

The webinar was held on Thursday, March 8th, 2022 from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

You can watch the full webinar on the link bellow:

Webinar Schedule & Proceedings

Click on the topic’s name of each speaker to download their presentation:

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Mr. Reda Kabbaj, VP International Relations Global WtERT Council and Co-Chair WtERT Canada
9:15 am Food waste to energy via anaerobic treatment

Prof. Catherine Mulligan, Co-Chair WtERT Canada, Director of The Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems (CIWESS). Concordia University in Montreal, Canada

9:45 am Cases from managing residual waste from Scandinavian cities

Ms. Bettina Kamuk, Global Market Director at Ramboll, Denmark

10:15 am Technical and commercial requirements for global WtE solutions

Mr. Roland Greil, Senior Sales Director at Hitachi Zosen Inova, Switzerland

15 min Break
11:00 am The role of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) as a renewable, sustainable, clean energy solution in the U.S.A.:  A review of the health impacts of WtE facilities.

Prof. Marco Castaldi, Chair-WtERT USA, City College of New York

11:30 am GHG advantage of WTE – Major WTE advance in 2010-2020 – How to plan for a WTE plant in southeast Ontario

Prof. Nickolas Themelis, President Global WtERT Council

15 min Break
12:15 pm WTE’s Role in a Low Carbon Economy
Mr. Michael Van Brunt, Senior Sustainability Director at Covanta, USA
12:45 pm Introduction of MYT technology

Mr. Glen Tobiason, CEO InnoWaCon LLC, USA & Canada

15 min Break
1:30 pm Q & A for panelists only
2:30 pm Closing Comments

From: Mr. Reda Kabbaj and Prof. Catherine Mulligan

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