SWANA

NAWTEC 2018 Conference Program

May 14 – 16, 2018
Lancaster,
Pennsylvania

The 26th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference will deliver premier speakers and stimulating discussion as we examine the factors that make today's waste-to-energy so well operated and poised for growth. View our conference program below by expanding each day of the conference.


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Freedom Hall Pre-Function

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Facility Tour (requires separate registration)

Tour Option #1:
Lancaster Waste-To-Energy Facility Tour
(CHECK-IN TIME: 7:30 a.m. in Independence)


Tour Option #2:
Lancaster County Tour
(CHECK-IN TIME: 7:30 a.m. in Independence)

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1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Opening Plenary: Welcome and Overview

Ted Michaels, President, Energy Recovery Council
Danene Sorace, Mayor, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Jim Warner, CEO, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, Fiberight, LLC

Commonwealth Salon 3

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3:00 pm. – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NAWTEC Speed Round

Commonwealth Salon 3

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

SWANA Waste-to-Energy Technical Division Meeting

Independence

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Student Poster Presentations, City College of New York

Booth 171 in the Exhibit Hall

Selected students from the City College of New York will display poster presentations in the Exhibit Hall from Monday through Wednesday morning.

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5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Trade Show and Welcome Reception

Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration Open

Freedom Hall Pre-Function

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Examining Best Practices in Waste-to-Energy Facility Operations

Mark Maritato, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, ecomaine
John Clark, Senior Project Manager, HDR
Noah Ryder, Managing Partner, Orcus Fire & Risk Inc.

Commonwealth Salon 3

This session will provide an overview of solutions for treating combustion residues in waste-to-energy facilities.

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9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Managing Waste-to-Energy Electric Sales Beyond the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act

Michelle Marsh, Chief Business Solutions Officer, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Scott Helm, President, American PowerNet
Sami Kabbani, Senior Vice President, Energy, Covanta

Commonwealth Salon 3

Learn from this panel discussion about some of the challenges facing waste-to-energy facilities in the Northeast region.

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11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Changing the Conversation to Illustrate the Real Value of Waste-to-Energy

Jeremy O’Brien, Director, Applied Research Foundation, SWANA, Maryland

Commonwealth Salon 3

This presentation will examine the real question of whether a community's waste should be stabilized before disposal and, if so, what process should be used.

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12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Improving the Economics of Waste-to-Energy Facilities through Enhanced Metal Reclamation and Beneficial Reuse of Ash

Tom Adams, Chief Business Development Officer, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Timothy Townsend, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Florida
Ramana Kari, Chief Engineer, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Commonwealth Salon 3

This presentation will focus on the benefits of metal reclamation and reuse of ash to waste-to-energy owners and operators.

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2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enhancing the Economic and Social Value of Energy-from-Waste Facilities in the Communities They Serve

Paul Davison, Managing Director, Proteus Public Relations Ltd

Commonwealth Salon 3

This presentation will explain why the public has a poor perception of energy-from-waste technologies and what can be done to change this view.

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3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall closes after break.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Assessing the Impact of China’s National Sword on Recycling in the U.S. and the Implications for Waste-to-Energy

David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO, SWANA
Harvey Gershman, President and Co-Founder, Gershman, Brickner, & Bratton, Inc.

Commonwealth Salon 3

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Using Co-Location at Waste-to-Energy Facilities as a Market Driver for Energy Sales

Stephen Simmons, Senior Vice President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Jim Warner, CEO, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
Steve Levitsky, Vice President of Sustainability, Perdue Farms, Inc.
David Burke, Manager Steam Relationship, Covanta

Commonwealth Salon 3

This presentation will review progress made by several locations to develop resource recovery/renewable energy parks at their landfill sites.

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5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Legislative Update

Ted Michaels, President, Energy Recovery Council
Scott Duboff, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer

Commonwealth Salon 3

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7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Reception

Tellus360

LCSWMA invites NAWTEC attendees to enjoy an evening of live music, libations, and light fare, held at Tellus360, located in the heart of downtown Lancaster.

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7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Adoption of State-of-the-Art Technology in Waste-to-Energy Facility Operations

Tarun Poddar, Application and Business Development Manager, W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
Patrick Fitzgerald, Air In-Leakage Reduction Manager, High Temperature Technologies
Richard Schofield, P.E., Project Development Manager, Enerkem
Yianni Monahan, Manager of Projects and Licensing, Golden Renewable Energy

Commonwealth Salon 3

This session will present technologies that maximize energy and material recovery.

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10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall closes at 11:00 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Research and Development to Support Waste-to-Energy

Professor Nickolas J. Themelis, Director, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University; Stanley-Thompson Professor Emeritus, Earth and Environmental Engineering (Henry Krumb School of Mines); Chair Global WTERT Council
Athanasios (Thanos) C. Bourtsalas; Adjunct Professor, Earth & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Manager, Earth Engineering Centre/ Global WTERT-Council
Demetra Tsiamis, Associate Director, Earth Engineering Center| City College, WTERT-US
Jeffrey LeBlanc, University of Louisiana
Zhixiao Zhang, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Commonwealth Salon 3

This session focuses on research into WTE, comparison of waste flow methods between Europe and the U.S., torrefaction systems, and the state of WTE in China.

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1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Facility Tour (requires separate registration)

Tour Option #1:
Lancaster Waste-To-Energy Facility Tour
(CHECK-IN TIME: 12:30 p.m. in Independence)


Tour Option #2:
Lancaster County Tour
(CHECK-IN TIME: 12:30 p.m. in Independence)

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Hotel Info

Lancaster Marriott
at Penn Square

25 South Queen St.
Lancaster PA 17603
717.239.1600

Guests must make reservations by April 21, 2018.