3rd - 4th JULY 2019 | NEC, BIRMINGHAM, UK | Register now
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DAY 1

Pretreatments of feedstock for enhanced biogas production

Melanie Hecht,  Schaumann
Owen Yeatman, Director & Co-founder, CaviMax
James Tucker, Industrial Business Development Manager, Huber

10:45 – 11: 30

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This session will look at ways to optimise feedstock to increase yields and reduce processing times, while delivering better-quality gas and digestate.

Novel uses for digestate

Amaya Arias-Garcia, Engineering Design Manager, SUEZ
David Tompkins, Aqua Enviro

11:45 – 12: 30

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Amaya will present the results of a study into removing digestate from farms and utilising elsewhere.

Alternative strategies for odour management

Thomas Minter, Director, Malaby Biogas
Kathy Nicholls, Technical Adviser, Environment Agency (England)
Robert Sneath, Director, Silsoe Odours
Colin Froud, Managing Director, CSO Group

12:45 – 13: 45

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If the AD industry is to prosper it needs to win over public support and that demands the issue of odour is taken seriously. Find out about the latest technological solutions and how to develop a robust odour management plan.

Panel session: Asset management

David Woolgar, DW Consulting
Gavin Dearsley,
Biosafety Practitioner/Risk Management Adviser, Alan Boswell Risk Management
Mark Reed, Group Manager, London Fire Brigade
Carl Gurney,
Renewable Energy Director, Jelf Insurance Brokers
Nicholas Johnn, Director, Aardvark Certification tbc
David Squirrell, Senior Field Engineer, Exxon

14:00 – 15: 00

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How to keep your anaerobic digestion plant in good working order to optimise outputs and minimise downtime. This panel of operational experts will deliver a blueprint to extend the life of your assets, from the pumps and pipes through to the tanks, and reduce the risk of a health, safety or environmental incident.

Getting the nutritional and biological health right

Angela Cronje, Technical Consultant, Roots Recycling of Organics
Dimitris Theodoridis, Operations Manager, Omex
Tim Elsome, General Manager, FM Bioenergy/For farmers EU
Wade McRoberts, Director of Business Development, ALPS-Ecoscience UK

15:15 – 16: 15

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This panel will look at how to match the right biology to the right feedstock and other ways to improve process performance in the digestion tank.

DAY 2

How to prevent and cure gritting

James Tucker, Industrial Business Development Manager, Huber
David Woolgar,
Woolgar consulting
Chris Morris
, Technical Director, FreEnergy tbc

10:30 – 11: 30

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Grit build up in anaerobic digesters is always a potential problem, especially when handling food wastes. This panel assesses the latest technology and operational best practice to reduce that risk.

Managing fugitive methane emissions – current perspectives on methane emissions from the anaerobic digestion process

Naser Odeh, Ricardo Energy and Environment
Robert Stewart, Air Quality Team, Ricardo Energy and Environment

11:45 – 12: 30

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Fugitive emissions are a costly waste and undermine the green credentials of anaerobic digestion. It has a negative impact on how the industry is viewed by both the government and public. This panel will assess the scale of the issue and measures to resolve it.

Presentation: A New Era in Gas Engine Lubrication? By David Squirrell, Senior UK Field Engineer, ExxonMobil

12:45 – 13: 15

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The importance of process data monitoring

Dr Daniel Lee, Head of Technology, Gas Data
Thomas Minter,
Malaby Biogas
Angela Cronje, Technical Consultant, Roots Recycling of Organics

13:30 – 14: 15

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Biogas monitoring is an integral part of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant operation to ensure plant efficiency and staff safety.

What to do if an environmental incident occurs

David Woolgar, Woolgar Consulting
Mark Reed, Group Manager, London Fire Brigade
Helen Tapley-Taylor, Operations Director, Jelf Insurance Brokers

14:30 – 15: 30

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While prevention is better than cure, find out how to respond if faced with an operational failure resulting in a health, safety or environmental incident.

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