September 18 and 19, 2017

EU Policies • Country Reports • Strategy • Funding

Technology of Waste Incineration • Energy Efficiency and Use
Experience with Materials and Corrosion • Flue Gas Treatment
Example Plants and Experiences in the Plant Construction and Operation
Mechanical-Biological Treatment • Utilization of Solid Recovered Fuels • Pyrolysis and Gasification

Scientific Chair

Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Karl J. Thomé-Kozmiensky †

Professor Dr. Franz Winter
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Engineering, Austria

Professor Ing. Dagmar Juchelková, Ph. D.
Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO), Energy Engineering Department, Czech Republic

Programme Coordination

Dr.-Ing. Stephanie Thiel 
Scientific Director of TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky, Germany

Congress Organisation

Elisabeth Thomé-Kozmiensky, M.Sc.
Managing Director of TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky, Germany




September 18, 2017

Plenary Session

  9:00   Welcome Address 

Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Franz Winter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 

Opening Remarks 

Elisabeth Thomé-Kozmiensky, M.Sc. 

EU Policies and Developments

Presentation: Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Franz Winter

  9:15   The Commission’s Communication on Waste-to-Energy under the Energy Union

Jose Jorge Diaz del Castillo
Unit Waste Management & Secondary Materials
DG Environment, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

  9:45   Brexit – Effects on European Waste Management

Kirsten Berry
Director of hendeca ltd, Witney, United Kingdom

10:15   What are the Preconditions and Drivers for the Development of Waste Management in a Country?

Dr. Ella Stengler, Managing Director
CEWEP – Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants e.V., Brussels, Belgium

10:45   Coffee Break

Country Reports

Presentation: Dr. Ella Stengler, Attorney Dr. Tobias Faber

11:30   Waste Management Situation and Perspectives in the United Kingdom

Marian Holliday, Deputy Director in Commercial Policy Division
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom (enquired)

11:40   Possibilities of Development of Municipal Waste Recycling and Incineration in Poland

Andrzej Kaźmierski, Director of Renewable Energy Department
Ministry of Energy, Warsaw, Poland (enquired)

11:50   Progress on Implementing an Advanced Waste Management System in the Czech Republic

Ing. Jaromír Manhart, Director of Department of Waste Management
Ministry of the Environment, Praha, Czech Republic

12:00   Problematic Development of Implementation of WtE Projects in Slovakia

Associate Professor Emília Hroncová
Matej Bel University, Department of Environmental Management, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

12:10   Waste Management Situation and Future Development in Croatia

Mihael Zmajlović, B. Econ.
Member of Parliament, Zagreb, Croatia

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Renato Sarc, Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management
University of Leoben, Austria 

12:20   Waste Management Situation and Perspectives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. sc. Mehmed Cero, Assistant Minister on Environment
Federal Ministry on Environment and Tourism, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

12:30   Waste Management Situation in India

Dr. Atul N Vaidya, Chief Scientist & Head
CSIR – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI),
Solid & Hazardous Waste Management, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (enquired)

12:40   Panel Discussion

13:30   Lunch Break


Presentation: Professor Ing. Dagmar Juchelková, Ph.D. 

15:00   Waste Management Projects in Emerging Markets: Risks and their Minimization

Dr. Tobias Faber, Attorney l Partner
Hogan Lovells International LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

15:30   Think Global – Act Local: a Common Approach for International Projects and Local Markets 

Andres Kronenberg, Vice President Marketing and Sales
Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, Zurich, Switzerland 

16:00   How Oxford County (UK) Managed to Close its Landfill with a Successful Association of Material-from-Waste and Energy-from-Waste Solutions

Christophe Cord'Homme, Business & Products Development Director
CNIM Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée S.A., Paris, France

16:30   Coffee Break

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Stephanie Thiel

17:00   Impact of EU Legislative Developments on the Waste-to-Energy Sector

Patrick Clerens, Secretary General
European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology (ESWET), Brussels, Belgium 

17:30   Waste Management 4.0 at the North/South/West/East Viewpoint

Professor Ing. Dagmar Juchelková, Ph.D., Energy Engineering Department
Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO), Czech Republic 

18:00   Waste Management: A Playground for Utopians and Charlatans

Dipl.-Chem.-Ing. Luciano Pelloni,
Waste Management Advice, Au, Switzerland

Open Bar

Evening Event


September 19, 2017


Example Plants and Experiences in the Plant Construction and Operation

Presentation: Secretary General Patrick Clerens, eswet

  8:30   Waste Incineration Plant Pfaffenau
– Technology, operational data and energy use –

Gerald Gritzner
WKU Wiener Kommunal-Umweltschutzprojektgesellschaft mbH, Vienna, Austria

  9:00   Revamping Projects in the Waste-to-Energy Boilers in Brussels, Paris and Rome

Agostino Calcagno, Chief Executive Officer
Ph.D. Eng. Joao Parente, Project Engineer, Eng. Luigi Bagnoli, Thermal Engineer
Ruths S.p.A., Genova, Italy

  9:30   Optimization of Plant Operation by Means of Technical Service

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Mück, Process Technology
Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, Gummersbach, Germany

10:00   Minimisation of Fire Risks in Waste Processing Installations and Waste-to-Energy Plants
– Early Fire Detection and Automatic Extinguishing –

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Albert Orglmeister
Managing Director of Orglmeister Infrarot-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, Walluf, Germany

10:30   Coffee Break

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Klaus-Günther Zink

11:00   Suez Approach to Optimise Energy Efficiency

Frédéric Aguesse, Vice President of Technical Center EfW SUEZ
SUEZ Environment, Paris, France

11:30   Waste-to-Energy Powered Steam Network ECLUSE:
An Example of Energy Clustering with the Chemical Industry

Jan-Kees De Voogd, Regional Business Development Manager MSW
Indaver nv, Mechelen, Belgium

12:00   Capturing of CO2 in Waste Incineration Plants towards Power2Fuel 

Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Buddenberg, Product Manager – New Products

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bergins, Product Management
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Duisburg, Germany

12:30   Lunch Break

Presentation: Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Helmut Rechberger 

14:00  Key Note Lecture: Thermo-Recycling

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Martin, Managing Director 

Dr. Axel Hanenkamp, Head department manager technology
Martin GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik, Munich, Germany

14:30  Online Determination of Elementary and Fractional Waste Composition
for Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Plants

Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Widder, Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Beckmann
Technical University Dresden, Germany 

Dipl.-Ing. Philip Reynolds
Managing Director of ERC Technik GmbH, Buchholz i.d.N., Germany

15:00  Impact of the Increased Fraction of Industrial Waste
on the Emissions from Waste-to-Energy Plants

Assistant Professor Dr.-Ing. Federico Vigano
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Energy, Milan, Italy
LEAP – Laboratorio Energia e Ambiente Piacenza, Italy

Alessandro Cerrano, M.Sc.
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Energy, Milan, Italy

15:30   Final Coffee Break



Alternative Waste-to-Energy Processes

Mechanical(-Biological) Waste Treatment
and Energy Recovery from Solid Recovered Fuels

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Renato Sarc

  8:30   Planning, Construction and Operation of Mechanical-Biological Waste Treatment Plants
– Experience Gained in International Projects –

Dipl.-Ing. Burkart Schulte
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Center for Research, Education and Demonstration
in Waste Management (CReED) e.V.

  9:00   High Calorific Fraction for Energy Recovery in Poland
– an Overview of the Current Situation –

Assistant Professor Dr.-Ing. Emilia den Boer
Section of Waste Technology and Land reclamation
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland 

  9:30   Processing of Household Waste and Energy Recovery from the High Calorific Fraction
by Incineration Together with Sewage Sludge in the Fluidized Bed Furnace
in Simmeringer Haide

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Friedrich Kirnbauer, Operating Technology
Wien Energie GmbH, Austria 

10:00   Single Stage Processing of Waste for Cost Efficient RDF Production

Ing. Mag. Michael Lackner
Managing Director of Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH, Spittal/Drau, Austria

10:30   Coffee Break

Presentation: Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Karl E. Lorber

11:00   Camera Based Optimization of Multi-Fuel Burners for the Use of Substitute Fuels
in the Cement Industry

Dr. André Dittrich, Head of Industry
ci-tec GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany

Dr. Hubert B. Keller
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany 

11:30   Hot Disc Technology for Co-Incineration of Coarse Substitute Fuels
– Operational Experience at the Rohožník Cement Plant –

Dipl.-Ing. Juraj Cíž
Managing Director of ecorec Slovensko s.r.o., Pezinok, Slovakia

Pyrolysis and Gasification

12:00   Achieving a Closed Carbon and Circular Economy for the Waste Management Sector
– Net Zero Emissions, Resource Efficiency and Conservation
through a Coupling of the Energy, Chemical and Recycling Sectors –

Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Alexander Laugwitz, Dipl.-Ing. Friedemann Mehlhose
Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernd Meyer, Institute Director
Dr. Roh Pin Lee, Technology Assessment Research Group Leader
Florian Keller, M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing. Christian Wolfersdorf
Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering
TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

12:30   Lunch Break

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Gleis

14:00   The Role of Pyrolysis in Distributed Town-scale Energy Systems and Research Results from a Pre-commercial Facility Processing Waste-derived Feedstocks

Dr. Nelia Jurado Pontes, Professor E. J. Anthony, Dr. Stuart Wagland
Cranfield University, School of Water, Energy and Environment, United Kingdom 

Mark Harradine, Technical Director, Shaun Gomm, Finance Director
Syngas Products Group Ltd., Dorset, United Kingdom

14:30   Status of Planning and Construction of Gasification Plants in the United Kingdom

Timothy Kast, M.Sc. Ch.E., P.E., Senior Process Engineer
Jim Starkey, BSME, Business Development Manager
Matthew Pierson, BSME, Business Development Manager
Mike L. Murphy, M.Sc. Ch.E., Vice President
Outotec (USA) Inc., Energy Products, Coeur d'Alene, USA 

15:00   Operating Experience from Japanese Waste Gasification Plants
with Direct Melting System 

Nobuhiro Tanigaki, M.Sc., Chief Technical Manager
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., LTD. 

15:30   Final Coffee Break



Flue Gas Treatment

Presentation: Dr. ir. Robert van Kessel

  8:30   Key Note Lecture: Air Pollutant Emissions and their Control
with the Focus on Waste Incineration Facilities

Dr.-Ing. Margit Löschau
Managing Director of wandschneider + gutjahr ingenieurgesellschaft mbh, Hamburg, Germany

  9:00   Low-Temperature SCR with Intelligent and Cost-Effective Regeneration
without Excess Emissions

Mario Marcazzan
Technical Director of Vinci Environnement, Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France

  9:15   SNCR Technology to Meet Challenging NOx-Reduction Requirements 

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schüttenhelm, Senior Vice President Business Development & Technology
ERC Emissions-Reduzierung-Concepte GmbH, Buchholz i.d.N., Germany 

  9:30   Flue Gas Cleaning in Waste-to-Energy
– Best Available Technology –

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Fuchs, Deputy Managing Director and Sales Manager
LAB GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

  9:45   Dry, Semidry or Wet – Which System Fits Best Depending on the Overall Conditions? 

Dipl.-Ing. Ruediger Margraf
Managing Partner of LUEHR FILTER GmbH & Co. KG, Stadthagen, Germany

10:00   Discussion

10:30   Coffee Break

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Margit Löschau

11:00   Experience with Ground Sodium Bicarbonate

Dipl.-Ing. Jean-Pascal Balland, Dipl.-Ing. Kai Sartorius
Solvay Chemicals GmbH, Rheinberg, Germany

11:15   Mercury Removal by Chemisorption

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Esser-Schmittmann
President of Carbon Service & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Vettweiß, Germany 

11:30   Mercury Accident at the Stuttgart Waste Incineration Plant in September 2015
– Cause, Countermeasures and Prevention of Future Incidents – 

Dr. Christian Gabriel, Head of Maintenance
EnBW, RMHKW Stuttgart, Germany

11:45   Innovative Technical Solutions for Reduction of Waste Material Specific Emissions
in Cement Plants

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Renato Sarc, Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Roland Pomberger
Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management
University of Leoben, Austria

12:15   Discussion

12:30   Lunch Break

Experience with Materials and Corrosion

Presentation: Dr. rer. nat. Gabriele Magel

14:00   Get to Know the Corrosion Mechanisms in Waste-to-Energy Plants

Dr. rer. nat. Gabriele Magel, Project Management
CheMin GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

14:15   Corrosion Behaviour of Radiant Superheaters in a Waste-to-Energy Steam Generator
– Operation Experience in St. Omer –

Fares Maad, Ingénieur Direction technique, Maintenance Incinération
Veolia, France

Désiré Bendahan, Head of Tendering Department
CNIM S.A., La Seyne-sur-Mer Cedex, France

14:30   Ceramic Coating in a High-Pressure Waste-to-Energy Steam Generator
– Operational Experience in Bilbao –

Ildefonso Goikoetxea, Director de Explotacion y Desarollo
Zabalgarbi S.A., Bilbao, Spain

Eddie Marcarian, Head of Department Chaudières et Combustion
CNIM S.A., La Seyne-sur-Mer Cecex, France 

14:45   Fifteen Years of Operating Experience with Thick Nickel Plating

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Eckardt
Ralf Senff-Wollenberg, Dipl.-Ing. Johann-Wilhelm Ansey
Standardkessel Baumgarte GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany

15:00   Latest Development on High Velocity Thermal Spray (HVTS) and it´s Critical Success Factors to Provide Life Time Extension to Pressure Parts in Energy-from-Waste

Dr. Daniel Spálenka, Director European Business Development
IGS Europe, s.r.o., Holasice, Czech Republik

15:15   Discussion

15:30   Final Coffee Break