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Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division

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The goal of the Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Technical Division is to provide information and contacts about new technologies for converting waste into an expanded source for reliable and renewable power, to help improve waste-to-energy plant operations and innovation and to enhance the role of energy from waste as a valuable segment of an integrated solid waste management system.

You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee.

Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division Leadership

Chair of Program Committee

Tracey Goldberg
Vice President of Sales, Eco Waste Solutions

Chair of Waste Conversion Technologies Committee

LouisBertrand
Louis Bertrand
Vice President, Sweet Gazoil, Inc.

Director

ThomasReardon
Mr. Thomas Reardon
Vice President, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) (HQ)

Chair of the Awards Committee

DavidHenry
David Henry
Staff Engineer, Harbin Engineering

Young Professionals Representative

Robert Burke
Robert Burke
Project Engineer, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority

Vice Director

JeanLucas
Ms. Jean Lucas
President & CEO, Eco Waste Solutions

Past Director

BruceHowie

PE

Mr. Bruce Howie, PE
Practice Leader EFW Services, HDR

Advisory Board Delegate

GregGessell
Mr. Greg H. Gesell
Mechanical Engineer, HDR (HQ)

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Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee seeks to identify and showcase projects, teams (facility owners, operators, and consultants), and industry trailblazers that have demonstrated excellence and professionalism in the execution of projects which support the advancement of their solid waste management goals.

Conversion Technologies Committee

The Conversion Technologies Committee is focused on the advancement of waste conversion technologies (processes that repurpose, recycle or convert waste material into higher value added products beyond disposal). The committee will act as a technology-inclusive working group that offers a forum for experts to come together to discuss commercialization of new technologies, innovations on traditional technologies, optimal applications of each, as well as the synergies between complementary technologies.

Legislative and Regulatory Committee

Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.

Program Committee

Develops and oversees the Division’s technical programs at SWANApalooza, WASTECON® and other events. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA's regular Webinars.

Training Committee

Provides waste-to-energy training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality.