Waste to Energy Workshop (Virtual)

presented by SWRC and SWANA Northern Lights

Waste to Energy technologies include thermal treatment technologies such as gasification and pyrolysis, biological systems and waste to fuels. How do these technologies work and what are the economic and environmental implications for managing waste? What role does Waste to Energy have as we promote reduction and recycling in Saskatchewan? How does it fit in a Circular Economy?

December 3, 2020

10:00 a.m.  Matt Hamilton, Environment Canada -- A Federal Perspective on Thermal Treatment Technologies
MHMatt has over 20 years of engineering and management experience, focused mainly on municipal solid waste. For the past 12 years, he has been with Environment and Climate Change Canada, leading waste management and pollution prevention programs. Prior to that, Matt worked for the City of Ottawa, and as an engineering consultant in Canada and the US.






10:30 a.m.  SK Ministry of Environment -- Provincial Considerations for Waste to Energy and Incineration Technologies (speaker tbc)

11:00 a.m.  Steve Jenkins, Energy & Chemicals Consulting -- Introduction to Gasification and Pyrolysis
Steve Jenkins has 44 years of experience in the process chemical and power industries, with a specialization in permitting, engineering, design, and operation of gasification facilities using coal, pet coke, biomass, biosolids, municipal solid waste and blends, for generating electricity and for producing chemicals, gaseous and liquid fuels, and ammonia-based fertilizers. Steve has worked on multiple projects around the world, using feedstocks as small as 50 lbs/hr of biomass and as large as 10,000 tons/day of coal, producing a wide range of downstream products. More recently, he has focused on biomass and municipal solid waste gasification projects, and has prepared detailed solid waste conversion technology studies for municipalities and regions in the USA and Canada. He is well-known in the industry for his “Introduction to Gasification” workshops, which he has given dozens of times at conferences and to various academic, regulatory, environmental advocacy and legal groups.

12:30 p.m.  Break

1:30 p.m.  SK Technology Panel
            Sean Checkley -- Fox Valley/Ketek (speaker tbc)
            Peter Voldeng -- VDQ-NRG Systems
            Jamie Bakos -- Titan CarbonSmart Technologies
            Glen Smith -- EcoGrowth Environmental

3:00 p.m.  End

Cost $75 for SWRC or SWANA members; $125 for non-members