Ian Arbon, Chairman of the Energy, Environment and Sustainability Group at the Instit
Gaynor Hartnell, Deputy Director, Renewable Energy Association
Martin Chinn, Chief Engineer, Greater Manchester Waste Limited
A new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers claims that the potential of waste as a resource for energy production is being ignored by government, and that it should instead be a key component in energy production. Rather than just being incinerators, Energy from Waste (EfW) plants treat refuse by a number of processes to recover energy in the form of heating, electricity and transport fuels. Experts camte to the SMC to talk about how EfW works, the need to change the public and government mindset about waste, and how it can be used as a resource to help the UK meet its renewable energy commitments.