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Sustainability Live seeks UNTHA UK’s Refuse Derived Fuel expertise

Sustainability Live

UNTHA UK’s Sales Director and alternative fuel production specialist Marcus Brew will join a panel of experts at Sustainability Live 2015, having been approached by event organisers keen to hear his in-depth Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) knowledge.

He will join three other industry professionals and a panel chair when they meet to discuss the subject: ‘Policing the future for RDF: implications post-DEFRA inquiry’. The session will take place in the Energy Recovery Theatre at Birmingham NEC, on Wednesday 22 April, 10:30-11:45.

The seminar comes at an important time for the Waste to Energy sector. In March 2014, Defra set out on their call for evidence investigation, eager to understand the complexities surrounding the RDF landscape. This in itself sparked great industry debate, not least because it indicated that the Government might take action to improve the UK’s WtE potential.

Fast forward to December 2014, when the research findings were published, and conversation was once again plentiful. Of course not everyone has agreed on Defra’s response to date, but the fact that ‘next steps’ are being investigated, is encouraging.

Marcus Brew explains: “We have long talked about the need to heighten standards within the RDF arena. In fact, my colleague Chris Oldfield spoke several years ago on the subject of greater quality assurance and more stringent industry policing. At the time the sector was comparatively in its infancy, which meant we were some way off action unfolding. Yet Defra’s recent exercise shows we may finally be taking the necessary steps forward.

“Last month our Sales Manager Gary Moore spoke to Recycling & Waste World about this topic, and he has received fantastic feedback from peers equally passionate about maintaining this newfound momentum.

“I therefore look forward to taking to the stage at Sustainability Live, in the hope that further thought-provoking commentary will spur more industry action. Panel sessions such as this are a great way to stimulate conversation and invite questions from an inspired audience. It promises to be an interesting day.”

Sustainability Live is free to attend. Delegates can pre-register for free via the event website
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