When the opportunity arose to co-present a paper at the 7th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste (EB and EfW) in Venice, it wasn't a difficult decision.
Although this was a professional engagement, I nevertheless enjoyed the 3-day event as much for the sights as for the learning and networking.
To start with the venue was amazing. Then there was the relevance of the papers and the networking opportunities.
Hubert De Chefdebien of CNIM and Sven Anderson of B&W presented papers on the New Draft WI BREF, which will define the emissions from and operating requirements for new and existing EfW plants in the EU.
The paper that I co-presented with Dr Robert Gregory and Prab Mistry on the risks and some of the outcomes when operating an AD plant with HHW organic fraction. Papers are available to members of IWWG (see alsohttps://www.venicesymposium.it/ )
KRR ProStream are thrilled to be nominated as finalists in both the Sustainability and Company Of the Year categories at the Toast of Surrey Business Awards.
We are delighted to be recognised as a company that stands out by developing a strong business presence, strong market share, economic turn-around and innovative approach, whilst striving to promote sustainabilty and social responsibilty in all that we do.
Roberto and Mike presenting Lucy Miguda (Fundraising Manager) and Stephen Culter (Treasurer) of SATRO with a £4,000 donation on behalf of KRR.
SATRO are an educational charity and social enterprise working with young people in Surrey and the South East. SATRO provide real-life experiences for all aspects of the working world, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a diverse and challenging range of programmes aimed to inspire passion and fuel enthusiam in younger people for their future careers.
Autumn is a time for looking forward in the power generation industry to the increased demand of the winter months and, for many plants in the UK, the Triads. In the past this has been some of the highest earning points during the year with the TNUoS Residuals for smaller operators (<100MW), allowing these generators to reduce their bids in the capacity market and still return a profit.
In March this year Ofgem confirmed changes to the triad payments beginning in 2018 that would reduce the value by a third every year till 2021. This could cause problems for any generators who secured contracts in 2014 and 2015 before the review was announced. These plants would face a significant reduction in revenue compared to their forecasts.
The TNUos Residuals are dependent on the average energy production during the triads, the three highest demand half hour periods between November and March. Maximising the production during these three periods could lead to large increases in Triad payments before the reduced revenue potential in the coming years.
I would like to remind you that having the boiler ready and optimised for efficiency is essential and therefore we recommend contacting KRR ProStream to book a Boiler Clean using our Bang&Clean technology.
Paul Johnson, Managing Director of UCSL and Roberto Vogel, Founder and Managing Director of KRR ProStream sign an agreement to enable the two companies to work more closely together. They are joined by Scott Horsley, Operations Manager of UCSL
On February 24th and 25th KRR Prostream will be attending the Energy From Waste Conference at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Roberto Vogel, founder and managing director, will be giving a presentation on the history and application of explosive cleaning in the boilers of energy from waste power plants.
He will be discussing "Operational Efficiency in Established Technology" on 25th February at 14:00 (stream B) with:
Christian Riber, Business Development Manager, Ramboll A/S (Chairman)
Henrik Thunman, Head of Division/Professor, Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology
Robert von Raven, Director, Research and Development Technology, MARTIN GmbH
Juhani Isaksson, Director, Gasification Technology, Valmet
KRR ProStream is proud to be part of the Swiss Pavilion at the Recycling and Waste Management Trade Show at the NEC from the 15th to 17th September. We will be showing our technologies to our existing clients and making a presentation on Wednesday 16th September.
Please come and visit us, we are in Hall B on stand number 4E10 - F11. Being part of the Swiss Pavilion will allow you to meet other Swiss companies that are significant in the waste management business.