Energy Conversations: Energy and Waste


Waste management is linked with energy issues directly, via production, and indirectly as a by-product of urban metabolism. Understanding how the circular economy works, and how energy limitations and resource depletion will influence matters, is vital in achieving active buy-in from those planning and designing our waste sorting and collection systems. Should planners need to persuade the public about the desirability of nearby waste to energy processing plants? What can we learn from overseas? What are the links between resource use and waste generation? What can we learn from extreme environments? Is it true that "where there's muck there's brass"? Can waste entrepreneurs flourish in a city environment with the right support? Join the debate at the next Energy Conversations talk.


Chair: James Hobson of BuroHappold Engineering
Strategic options: Representative from Atkins Global
Creative waste enterprise: Arthur Kay of Bio Bean
Anaerobic conversion: Angie Bywater of Methanogen
Treating waste at source: Peter Selkirk of Pyropure

Energy Conversations is a series of thought-leadership discussions around the supply and use of energy. Aimed at planners, developers, designers, suppliers and building occupiers, these talks explore key political, planning and technical issues which influence sustainable buildings. In their third year, Energy Conversations will be looking at City Energy strategies including Demand Management, Heat, Transport, Energy and Waste and Keeping Cool. They are produced by BuroHappold Engineering, ngenuity Ltd and The Building Centre and supported by Rehau.

Please note that this event is free to attend but booking is essential. Registration will begin from 6.00pm and the talk will start at 6.30pm. 

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