Invited Session: Energy Recovery

Is Anaerobic Digestion Ready for Refusal Waste Treatment? (1 CEU)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
13:00 – 14:00
Exhibit Hall

Mr. Moreno will guide a group of people in the walkabout of the exhibit hall talking about the complexity of pretreatment and preparation of organic fraction for anaerobic digestion (AD). With more than 43 AD plants in Spain working with municipal solid waste, huge sacrifices have taught a few best practices and new developments.

Following this discussion, the audience will be able to understand the main problems found when dealing with the organic in municipal solid waste and refusal waste. They will be able to design plants that can achieve ambitious results and jointly will develop ways to compare actual solutions given by manufacturers.


Jacobo Moreno, Head of Environmental New Technology, Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, Spain

Jacobo Moreno

Jacobo Moreno is a mechanical engineer who has worked the last 20 years on technical environmental solutions, from the first 1 MW GAMESA windmill-turbine to DBOM of waste sorting, anaerobic digestion and composting facilities (MBT) from 80 to 500 thousand tons a year waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities, combined with district heating and cooling management. He has a holistic and creative approach to waste management. Mr. Moreno is a member of ISWA Working Groups on Landfill, Energy Recovery, Biological Treatment, Climate Change and others. Now he is head of the Environmental New Technologies Department in VSM, where he has invented and developed a pond floating submerged evaporation biogas burner that eliminates leachate. Other currently running projects are GHG emission reduction in landfills, Waste4 Roads, mechanical cracking pyrolysis, and biowaste to fuel.