Reflecting on inspiring waste to energy debates as year draws to close
Late last month, waste to energy experts from the UNTHA UK team travelled to London for SGH Martineau’s review of current and future prospects in the UK’s biomass and WtE industry. This specialist conference brought together a panel of leading speakers and sector professionals to discuss the technologies that will support the country’s future energy potential.
UNTHA UK’s managing director Chris Oldfield enjoyed the thought-provoking nature of this intelligent event. He commented: “It was great to network with like-minded people who are passionate about better-embracing alternative fuel production to make a positive difference to our nation’s waste and energy agenda.
“The conference was well organised and the programme of seminars clearly proved popular; the number of delegates was impressive and all were there for very valid reasons. I was particularly inspired by Peter Jones OBE who spoke knowledgeably about the UK’s potential for biomass and the importance of new technologies, infrastructure and skills.
“We have such an incredibly complicated and highly bureaucratic legislative and economic system in the UK, which many people find difficult to understand. Yet Peter suggested a carbon tax on input material and a CO2 tax on outputs; potentially a very valid idea that I would like to see considered in this country.”
This afternoon event went on to look at anaerobic digestion, gasification and pyrolysis; three areas that UNTHA UK is regularly talking to clients about. With pioneering shredding technology that is able to deliver precision, quality and added-value to such plants and techniques, it is important that the team remains at the forefront of industry developments and discussions. This enables UNTHA UK to continue to pass knowledge and insight on to clients, for free, as part of the ‘we will give you more’ philosophy upon which the company is founded.
Chris concludes: “2012 has been a phenomenal year for us as an organisation and the waste industry on the whole. As we gathered at the SGH Martineau conference it seemed timely to reflect upon the progress that has been made, and look forward to what is in store next year too.”