This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.;2714294;369307;211;0/?ft_width=1&ft_height=1&url=16151650

Green power debate sparks new energy zone

19 August 2011

The rapidly growing trend of recovering energy from food waste is set to be the focus of its very own area and seminar theatre for the first time at this year’s RWM in partnership with CIWM.

Producing energy from waste in a variety of ways has become increasingly popular in recent years as the food industry looks to cut its energy costs while also minimising its waste and carbon emissions and as part of a public and private sector drive to achieve a ‘zero waste’ economy.

Now the topic has been given its own area at RWM in partnership with CIWM, the waste and recycling industry’s single flagship event which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 September.

The area will showcase the latest in energy from waste treatments including biological technologies such as anaerobic digestion and thermal technologies including gasification, pyrolysis and combined heat and power technologies (CHP).

The new Sorbacal Energy from Waste Zone in Hall 20 will feature many of the technology and service providers at the very cutting edge of producing energy from waste.

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) chief executive Steve Lee said: “Energy from waste has become a headline issue in recent years as the UK strives to minimise the waste we send to landfill and as the cost of energy from traditional fuels continues to rise.

“The Sorbacol Energy from Waste Zone is a unique opportunity for visitors to improve their knowledge and be inspired by the latest developments in this strategically important area.”

The Sorbacal Energy from Waste Zone will be located alongside the RWM in partnership with CIWM Energy Theatre seminar area which is sponsored by communications consultancy PPS Group. It means visitors can learn and be inspired by the latest technology, services, examples and knowledge in one place.

The Energy Theatre, sponsored by PPS Group and M+W Group, features a dozen talks covering the latest topics in energy from waste including legislation and legal updates; reducing energy costs; and how to produce energy from wastes. It will feature leading industry figures including Ecolateral consultant Peter Jones OBE and BiogenGreenfinch operations director Andrew Needham.

RWM in partnership with CIWM is the UK’s biggest event for organisations from all sectors with an interest in waste and recycling. Formed late last year from the merger of the successful Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) and Futuresource shows, it will feature more than 600 exhibitors and features the industry’s largest programme of free seminar content with more than 90 speakers in 72 seminar sessions.

Designed to inform, improve and inspire organisations it covers all areas of waste and recycling, from plant, vehicles and equipment to practical advice on how effective waste management can help to cut costs and turn waste into a valuable resource.

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image £2million AD plant set to treat effluent streams

BioWayste and Brocklesby Ltd of North Cave near Hull have announced the signing of a Build Own and Operate contract for six years to provide green electricity and heat from BioWayste’s £2million high rate anaerobic digestion technology. Full Story...

Campaigners call for food supply chains to be audited

Campaigners have called for the food industry to regularly audit its supply chains to reduce the amount of waste food. Full Story...

Portakabin achieves zero waste to landfill

Canadian coffee bag diverts waste from landfill

Ignoring new legislation is 'waste of time'


Article image Canadian coffee bag diverts waste from landfill

Pistol & Burnes, a leading Canadian coffee roasting company, has introduced a fully compostable pack, for its Farmer First brand, incorporating cellulose-based, NatureFlex from Innovia Films.Full Story...


Article image Cargill set to diversify by transforming from corn to wheat processing

Cargill is set to grow and diversify its product portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Germany with products such as vegetable wheat protein, specialised industrial wheat starches and advanced bio-fuel. Full Story...

Events explore food safety culture

The subject of food safety culture is to be tackled by a series of seminars, organised by totrain, to be held at three separate venues across the UK. Full Story...

Recognising innovation at the Food Processing Awards

Gently does it with twin-screw technology

Solving a handling problem for Britvic