20 November 2020 by James Langley

RDF Conference less than a week away

Letsrecycle.com‘s seventh annual RDF Conference, run in collaboration with the RDF Industry Group, is now less than a week away. 

Topics to be discussed at the online event on 26 November include the impact of the pandemic, Brexit, production, shipping and market trends.

Topics to be discussed include the impact of the pandemic, Brexit, production, shipping and market trends

Speakers include Attero’s marketing manager and the chair of the RDF Industry Group Robert Corijn, the president of the European Federation of Waste Management & Environmental Services (FEAD) Peter Kurth and Tolvik Consulting’s director Adrian Judge.

They are to be joined by many other key market stakeholders and experts from the UK and across Europe.

Bethany Ledingham, a senior consultant at Eunomia and secretariat of the RDF Industry Group, will be another. She said: “The conference comes at a key time for end of transition preparations, and it is an important opportunity for the industry to discuss some of the challenges which lie ahead.”

Despite taking place online, there will still be opportunities to network with all the event’s attendees and to join round table discussions. Tickets cost £99 plus VAT and can be bought here.

The conference is sponsored by Bertling Enviro, CK International,  Kiverco, Marchwood Scientific Services, Probio Energy and Specialist Risk Group.

Refuse derived fuel

The conference is intended for anyone with interest in or who currently works in the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market. This includes but is not limited to local authorities, waste management companies, collection companies, waste transfer station operators, regulators, consultants and international buyers of RDF.

The event will serve as a platform for experts to debate the challenges and opportunities faced by the RDF and solid recovered fuel (SRF) markets as the UK expands its energy from waste (EfW) capacity.

Attero’s commercial manager Peter van de Kraan, who will be speaking at the conference’s second session, said: “Scarcity of raw materials and climate change are forcing companies and governments to make rigorous changes.

“Do mass burn incinerators fit in this vision of the future? Are the CO2 emissions of an EfW bad for the climate or does the EfW actually save CO2 compared to worse alternatives?”

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