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Bi-annual Meeting of the Global WTERT Council 2016

6.10. - 7.10.2016, Columbia University, New York, USA

It may be preceded, on Wednesday October 5, by a one-day meeting of the Materials and Energy (MER) Division of ASME, that will be hosted by WTERT-CCNY at the City College of New York.


WTERT 2016 Bi-annual Meeting, Day One: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Speaker or Event
Speaker affiliation
Continental Breakfast
Lobby of Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Research Center (Sponsored by HRD Engineering)

Nickolas Themelis
Introduction to WTERT 2016 –The onset of Anthropocene and the disposition of municipal solid wastes (MSW)
Director, EEC-Columbia; Chair, GWC
Stephen Jones
Looking into the future of the U.S. WTE industry)
CEO, Covanta Energy
Chen Xiaoping
The 21st century Chinese WTE industry
CEO, China Everbright International
Julia Watsford
Role of WTE in sustainable waste management
VP, Strategic Planning, Wheelabrator Technologies
Kathryn Garcia
Managing the MSW of a megacity

Commissioner, Dept. of Sanitation, New York City
Coffee break
Lobby of Davis Auditorium

11:00Antonis MavropoulosThe 4th Industrial Revolution and the future of waste managementPresident, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
11:20Lighea SpezialeThe role of WTE in Circular EconomySenior Analyst, Confederation of European WTE Plants (CEWEP)
12:10Ron GonenCorporations for resource recoveryPresident, Closed Loop Fund, Inc.
12:30David BidermanA national waste management policy for the U.S? Obstacles and opportunities.Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
14:00Craig CooksonAdvocacy to advance the recovery of nonrecycled plastics (NRP)Director, Recycling & Energy Recovery,
American Chemistry Council
14:20Helmut RechbergerOne-year monitoring of biogenic and fossil carbon emissions from WTE plants in AustriaDirector, Waste and Resource Management Center, Technical University of Vienna
14:40Victor de Avila RuedaThe SACYR integrated waste management in Spain and potential for application in the U.S.Director, Strategy and Development, SACYR, Spain and U.S.A.
15:00Peter ChromecIncreasing energy and materials recovery from WTE while keeping capital cost downSenior Sales Director, Hitachi Zosen Inova, Switzerland
15:20Ralf Koralewska Martin technologies for the futureSenior Research Engineer, Martin GmbH, Germany
15:40Coffee breakLobby of Davis Auditorium
16:00Qunxing HuangGrowth of the Circulating Fluid Bed WTE in ChinaProfessor, Inst. Thermal Process Eng. Zhejiang University, China; WTERT-China
16:20Joost BoggemannAdvances in the Inashco metals recovery processVP, Inashco, Netherlands and U.S.A.
16:40Ljupka ArsovaProspects for anaerobic digestion in the U.S.Senior Consultant, GBB, Inc., U.S.A.
17:00Marco CastaldiResearch efforts to advance sustainable waste managementDirector, Earth Engineering Center, City College of New York
17:20Dan Pellowitz

Palm Beach County experience with PB-REF#1

WTE plant and building PB-REF#2

Managing Director, Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority, Florida; SWA is recipient of 2016 WTERT Award

WTERT 2016 Meeting - Day Two: Friday, October 7, 2016

Speaker or event
Speaker affiliation
Continental breakfast
Lobby of Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Research Center

Stefano Consonni
Waste management research in Italy
Head, WTERT-Italy
Werner Bauer
Waste management progress in Germany and Eastern Europe
Director, WTERT-Germany
Stuart Wagland
Thermal Treatment of MSW in the U.K.
Professor, Cranfield University, U.K.
Yong-Chil Seo
Waste management practice and research in Korea
Professor, Yonsei University,. Korea
Coffee break
Lobby of Davis Auditorium

Sunil Kumar
Waste management in India
NEERI; Vice Pres. WTERT-India
10:55Sergio GuerreiroWaste management in BrazilHead, WTERT-Brazil
11:10Alex GodoyWaste management in Chile and Latin AmericaUniv. del Desarollo, Chile; Head, WTERT-Chile
11:25Kostas AravossisWTE opportunities in Greece and the BalkansNational Technical University of Athens; Head, WTERT-Greece
11:40Nelson Remulla
The newest WTERT national member: Philippines

11:50A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas -
Daniele Coppola
Resource recovery from WTE residues - Dry discharge systemsColumbia University, WTERT-Columbia – Magaldi Power (Italy and U.S.)
12:10AllQuestions, Answers, Discussion on all subjects discussed at Meeting
13:00End of Conference
Organizer: Global WTERT Council (GWC)


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.

Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
Executing firm: Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

MBT Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: STRABAG AG

Flue Gas Cleaning

The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.

Category: Incineration
Executing firm: ete.a - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie– und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH

Batch Dry Fermentation

The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).

Category: Recycling / Fermentation
Executing firm: BEKON Energy Technologies Co. & KG

MBT Warsaw, Poland

The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: Convaero GmbH

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