Quality products from waste through new waste separation technology – challenges and potential
Dates(s) - 13/05/2015 - 13/05/2015 10:15 AM - 02:00 PM
Eco Innovation Centre, Peterborough, United Kingdom

The workshop is organised by Opportunity Peterborough in the context of the European project SEPARATE (www.separate-wastesystems.eu). It will bring together waste operators, biogas plant operators, producers of packaged food waste, academia and other public and private players, to discuss the potential for efficient waste separation of organic waste and introduce a new separation solution with 98% efficiency.

The clean and efficient separation of the organic and non-organic fractions from household waste and bio-waste is a tough challenge to operators of waste treatment and AD plants.

On 13 May, the workshop Quality products from waste through new waste separation technology – challenges and potential will present a new separation and pre-treatment system that achieves a 30% higher separation efficiency compared to current systems. The SEPARATE system has been trialed with different UK waste streams.

The two-hour workshop will showcase the innovative separation and cleaning technology solutions on video and present the performance results from recent trials at UK MBT and AD plants. You will get the chance to discuss with the technology owner possible applications of the SEPARATE Waste Systems in the UK.

Workshop programme

10:15 – 10:30 Registration / Meet and greet / teas and coffees
10:30 – 10:35 Welcome by Opportunity Peterborough

Samantha Demaio, Business Development Manager


10:35 – 10:50 Challenges and opportunities of clean separation for MSW

Marcus du Pree Thomas, Development Manager, Viridor


10:50– 11:05 Challenges and opportunities of enhanced pre-treatment for AD plants

Mike Bullard, Managing Director, UTS Biogas Ltd


11:05 – 11:25 The new SEPARATE Waste System

Karl Dirkes, CEO, db technologies


11:25 – 11:45 Trials with different UK waste streams

Wibo Koggel, Senior Project Manager, db technologies


11:45 – 12:00 Possible applications of the SEPARATE system

Jeroen Wies, European Resource Manager, Greenway Waste Recycling


12:00 – 12:45 Moderated discussion
12:45 – 14:00 Light refreshments and networking

For more information, please contact Samantha Demaio at: Samantha.Demaio@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk.Attendance to this event is free, but places are limited. To book, please email: Nilam.Patel@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk

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