Turning waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) involves separating out unwanted materials, reducing material size and consistent blending. There are many processing techniques that can help achieve these targets. During the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, taking place Nov. 18-20, 2013, several companies in different panels will demonstrate steps and strategies to effectively convert waste material into RDF.
On the first day of the show, Nov. 18, Nat Egosi of RRT Design & Construction, Melville, N.Y., will lead a panel discussion titled Preprocessing and Refuse Derived Fuels. He will be joined by:
- Steven M. Viny, CEO, Envision Holdings;
- John Dewey, CEO, Mustang Renewable Power Ventures LLC; and
- Uwe Eschenhorst, vice president, Center of Competence/Waste Systems at Vecoplan LLC.
On the second days of the conference, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., the session titled Technology Profile: Refuse Derived Fuel will introduce attendees to three companies that are producing RDF or engineered fuel from discarded materials and selling it to various manufacturers. Bob Brickner of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB), will moderate the session, which will include presentations from:
- Mark Taylor, vice president, Data Management Services;
- Randy Wolf, director of business development, Balcones Fuel Technologies; and
- Ted Hanson, general manager, Greenwood Energy.
The two sessions on processing techniques and company approaches will provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the RDF industry.
The Renewable Energy from Waste Conference event is organized by the Recycling Today Media Group in partnership with GBB and Smithers Apex. A full schedule of sessions and registration information are available at www.REWConference.com.