Programm of IRRC Waste-to-Energy


September 5 and 6, 2016

Vienna Marriott Hotel
Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna

Scientific Chair

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

Programme Coordination

Dr.-Ing. Stephanie Thiel

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September 5, 2016

Plenary Session

9:00 Welcome Address

Professor Dr. Franz Winter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Opening Remarks

Elisabeth Thomé-Kozmiensky, M.Sc.

EU Policies


9:15 Waste-to-Energy as Part of the Circular Economy

Jose Jorge Diaz del Castillo
Unit Waste Management and Recycling
DG Environment, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

9:40 Waste-to-Energy in the Circular Economy and Energy Union

Ferdinand Kleppmann
President of CEWEP – Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants e.V.,
Düsseldorf, Germany

10:05 Review of the Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF)
for Waste Incineration – What is the Current Status?

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Gleis, Scientific Senior Councilor
Umweltbundesamt, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

10:30 Coffee Break



11:00 Growth Potential for WtE Plant Operators in the European Union and Far Beyond

Dipl.-Phys. Karl-Heinz Müller

Chief Operating Officer of EEW Energy from Waste GmbH, Helmstedt, Germany

11:25 Key Contractual Considerations
– Jurisdictional Pitfalls when Acting on International WtE Projects

Attorney Dr. jur. Alexander Stefan Rieger, Attorney Dr. Tobias Faber
Hogan Lovells International LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

11:50 Wrong Tracks in Waste Management

Dipl.-Masch.-Ing. Thomas Vollmeier
President ofTBF + Partner AG Consulting Engineers, Zurich, Switzerland

12:15 Lunch Break

Country Reports

Presentation: Professor Ing. Ph.D. Dagmar Juchelková

Book Contribution

Possibilities of Development of Municipal Waste Recycling and Incineration in Poland

Dr. Beata B. Klopotek
Counsellor to the Minister, Department of Waste Management
Ministry of the Environment, Warsaw, Poland

13:45 Initial Operating Experience with the New Polish Waste-to-Energy Plants

Professor Ph. D. Eur. Ing. Dr.-Ing. habil. Tadeusz Pajak, Dipl. Ing. Michal Jurczyk
University of Science and Technology AGH Krakow, Poland

14:10 Measures to Implement an Advanced Waste Management System
in the Czech Republic

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

14:35 Current Status, Waste Management Strategies and Planning in Hungary

Norbert Koncz

Unit Leader Department of Public Waste Management Services

Ministry of National Development, Budapest, Hungary

Zsolt AndraÅLs Hajnal

Vice President of Public Services, National Organizer of Waste

and Asset Management Private Limited Company, Budapest, Hungary

15:00 Coffee Break

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Stephanie Thiel

15:30 Overview of the Waste Management Situation and Planning in Greece

Dr. Efstratios Kalogirou
Vice Chair Global WTERT Council and Honorary Chair Synergia – WTERT/Greece, Athens

15:55 Development of Waste Management in the Arab Region

Adj. Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Abdallah Nassour

University of Rostock, Department of Waste Management in Arab countries, Germany

16:20 Waste Management in India and Experience with the Implementation
of Projects based on Public Private Partnership Model

Sundeep Kumar, Vice President, Business Development
IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd., New Delhi, India

16:45 Future Development of Waste Management in China
According to the New Five-Year Plan

Professor Dr. Rundong Li
Shenyang Aerospace University, Dean of the Faculty of Energy and Environment, China

19:30 Champagne Reception

20.00 Evening Event

September 6, 2016


Presentation: Ass. Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Techn. Johann Fellner

8:30 Complex Approach Towards Assessment of Future Potential of Waste-to-Energy Plants

Ass. Professor Ing. Martin Pavlas, Ph.D.
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

9:00 The Added-Value of the Balance Method
for Waste-to-Energy Operators and National Authorities

Ass. Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Johann Fellner
Institute of Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

9:30 Development of Waste-to-Energy Projects

Dipl. Natw. Trimurti Irzan, Member of the Management,
Marketing Manager and Key Account Manager
TBF + Partner AG Consulting Engineers, Zurich, Switzerland

10:00 Risks Sharing Between Public and Private Entities
in Energy-from-Waste Plants Construction

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

10:30 Coffee Break

Example Plants and Experiences in the Plant Construction and Operation


11:00 Complementarity Between Waste Incineration and Recycling
– The Example of the Harlingen Plant –

John Vernooij, CEO, Omrin, Eco Park de Wierde, Oudehaske, Netherlands

11:30 Disposal of Wastes Containing Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics
– Problems During Recycling and Impacts on Waste Incineration –

Professor Dr.-Ing. Peter Quicker, RWTH Aachen, Unit of Technology of Fuels, Germany

12:00 Enhancing of the Energy Efficiency of an Existing Waste Incineration Plant
by Retrofitting with a District Heating Network

Professor Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Rommel
Managing Director, bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

District Administrator Thorsten Freudenberger, District Neu-Ulm, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Hertel, bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

Thomas Moritz, Plant Manager of Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb des Landkreises Neu-Ulm,
Waste-to-Energy Plant Weißenhorn, Germany

Book contribution

Application of Modified NiCrMo Alloy Systems for Boiler Tube Surface Protection
in Waste-to-Energy Environments

Iain Hall, M.Sc. Eng., Chief Technology Officer
Integrated Global Services, Inc, Czech Republic

Infrasound Solution for Fouled SCR and the Economizer
in World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Boiler

Henrik Blom, Martin Ellebro, Director of Engineering, Infrafone AB, Stockholm, Sweden

12:30 Lunch Break

Flue Gas Treatment


14:00 Significance and Challenges for Flue Gas Treatment Systems in Waste Incineration

Professor Dr.-Ing. Rudi Karpf, President of ete.a Ingenieurgesellschaft
für Energie- und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH, Lich, Germany

14:30 Carbon Dioxide Capture in the Waste-to-Energy Plant in Oslo

Johnny Stuen, Technical director, Waste-to-Energy Agency, City of Oslo, Norway

15:00 Producing Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3)
Using Carbon Dioxide Captured from the Flue Gasses of Waste Incineration

Ing. Andy Roeloffzen, Project Manager, Twence B.V., Hengelo, Netherlands

Book contributions

Use of a Fabric Filter for the Sorption – What Has to be Considered?
– Experiences and Solutions –

Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Margraf, Managing Director of LÜHR FILTER GmbH & Co. KG
Stadthagen, Germany

New Developments for an Efficient SNCR Monitoring and Regulation System
by Evaluating the NOx Mass Flow Profile

Dipl.-Ing. Bernd von der Heide
Managing Director of Mehldau & Steinfath Umwelttechnik GmbH, Essen, Germany

Recycling of Incineration Residues

15:30 How to Optimize Recycling Rates Using Waste Incineration

Dipl.-Geol. Wilfried Frehmann, Dipl.-Ing. Till Lemme
Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, Gummersbach, Germany

16:00 Final Coffee Break

September 6, 2016

Alternative Waste-to-Energy Processes

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

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

8:30 The Market for Mechanical-Biological Waste Treatment Plants in Europe

Mark Döing
Managing Director of ecoprog GmbH, Cologne, Germany

9:00 Fully Automated Sorting Plant for Municipal Solid Waste in Oslo with Recovery of Metals, Plastics, Paper and Refuse Derived Fuel

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Eule
Director of Stadler UK Ltd., Ashford, United Kingdom

9:30 Refuse Derived Fuel Exports from the United Kingdom 
– Legal, Economic and Environmental Issues and Perspectives for the Coming Years –

Mike Brown, M.Sc.
Managing Director of Eunomia Research & Consulting, Bristol, United Kingdom

10:00 Modelling of Solid Recovered Fuel Properties based on Material Composition

Dr. Costas Velis, Innes Deans
Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering
School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

10:30 Coffee Break

Presentation: Univ.-Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Roland Pomberger

11:00 Manufacturing of Solid Recovered Fuels for Energy Recovery Processes

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont Renato Sarc
em. O. Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Karl E. Lorber
University of Leoben, Austria

11:30 Plastics Recycling and Energy Recovery Activities in Poland
– Current Status and Development Prospects –

Dr.-Ing. Kazimierz Borkowski
Managing Director of PlasticsEurope Polska, Warsaw, Poland

12:00 Regenerative Thermal Oxidation (RTO) in the Cement Industry
– Technology and Operation –

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Binninger, Dr.-Ing. Kai Schulze
CTP Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH, Graz, Austria

12:30 Lunch Break

Pyrolysis and Gasification

Presentation: Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Vehlow

14:00 Overview of the Pyrolysis and Gasification Processes for Thermal Disposal of Wastes

Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Vehlow, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Technical Chemistry, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

14.30 Resource Recovery from Waste
Using the Input Flexibility of Waste Gasification Technology

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

15:00 Innovative Application Methods of Slags
from High-Temperature-Gasifying-and-Direct-Melting System

Masato Katafuchi
Technical Manager, JFE Engineering Europe GmbH, Duisburg, Germany
Professor Stanisław Stryczek, Ph.D. Eng., Radosław Mróz, Ph.D. Eng., Wojciech Wons, Ph.D. Eng.,
AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland

15:30 Construction of the Waste to Energy Facility in Kingston Upon Hull/United Kingdom

Adam Shore, Business Director, Energy
M+W Group, United Kingdom

16:00 Final Coffee Break