Energy from Waste holds investment opportunity of £5bn between now and 2020

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SMi's 7th annual Energy from Waste conference, taking place on 13-14 October 2014 in London, will provide the perfect platform for attendees to discuss current industry issues, technologies and innovations. The two-day programme will also provide a comprehensive overview of the current EfW landscape in the UK and Europe with recent case studies, lessons learned, success stories, future plant projects and regulatory updates.

Energy from Waste 2014

Energy-from-waste [...] good financial and environmental returns and a strong project pipeline over the coming years- Chris Holmes, Green Investment Bank

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) revealed that there is an investment opportunity of £5 billion between now and 2020 to create an energy recovery infrastructure to generate enough clean electricity to power one million homes. “There is clearly a capacity gap in the UK waste market. We stand ready to back the next generation of UK waste projects, many of which we hope to see using some of the exciting newer technologies that have come to the market in recent years." said Chris Holmes, Managing Director, Waste and Bioenergy, GIB. “Energy-from-waste infrastructure remains an attractive asset class, offering good financial and environmental returns and a strong project pipeline over the coming years.

(Source: Click Green, Huge gap in energy-from-waste capacity is costing the UK the Earth, 2014)

Hear more from Chris Holmes who will be speaking at this year's Energy from Waste conference to provide an exclusive case study led session on Financing Energy from Waste. Highlights from the presentation include:

  • The state of the financial markets and latest developments
  • Applying project finace techniques to EfW
  • Sources of funding
  • Structures and process
  • Case studies at Green Investment Bank

This is just a snippet of what will be covered. This year's event will provide the ideal platform for a complete industry overview with updates on an array of EfW projects, latest technology advances and innovations, regulatory framework, financing models, CHP and district heating projects, feedstock in the supply chain along with case studies from the UK and Europe. Other speakers will include Greater London Authority, Amey, Suez Environment, Resource Efficiency Pathway, Waste to Energy Agency (Oslo), Merseyside Recycling and Waste.
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For more information and full programme details, please visit:

Energy from Waste
13-14 October, 2014
Marriott Regents Park Hotel, London, UK

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