Resource Recovery from Waste Conference 2019

Resource Recovery for a Clean, Low-Carbon and Resource Efficient Economy

16th January 2019, One Great George Street, London

The final conference for the Resource Recovery from Waste programme will bring together five years’ of research to highlight the relevance of resource recovery for a clean, low-carbon and resource efficient economy.

The conference will showcase the key achievements of the programme and address where changes in policy will be needed to realise the full benefits envisaged for the UK economy, society and environment. It will also look forward to identify future challenges and research needed in this area.

Confirmed External Speakers:

  • Laura Sandys, runs 21st Century Energy Regulatory Commission with Imperial College, is Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency, and is working on the Resources Sector Deal
  • Tim Wheeler, Director of Research & Innovation, Natural Environment Research Council
  • David Tompkins, Head of Knowledge Exchange & Innovation, AquaEnviro
  • Peter Quinn, Head of Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Strategy, Tata Steel
  • Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government
  • Adam Read, Director of External Affairs, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK, and incoming President for CIWM
  • Jim Wharfe, Independent Environment Consultant
  • Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director – Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK
  • Further industrial partner speaker to be confirmed

The conference will also hear from heads of the six projects that made up the Resource Recovery from Waste programme: MeteoRR, B3, R3AW, INSPIRE, AVAnD and CVORR. An exhibition will provide further opportunity to find out more about the work undertaken by the programme, including its policy work. A drinks reception will follow the conference to allow time for networking and we hope you will join us there to raise a toast to the community of researchers and partners that made RRfW possible.

Schedule ¦ Directions ¦ Registration ¦ Contact

Schedule:

Please note, exact times may be subject to change. Further details to be added as they are confirmed.

Time (hrs) Item
9.00 – 9.30 Arrival and registration
9.30 – 9.35 Welcome by conference chair
9.35 – 9.50 Opening keynote: Laura Sandys, Challenging Ideas
9.50 – 10.00 Resource recovery from waste: the transition towards a Circular Economy: Phil Purnell, University of Leeds
10.00 – 11.00 RRfW project showcase

  • MeteoRR: Ian Head, Newcastle University
  • B3: Lynne Macaskie, University of Birmingham
  • R3AW: Will Mayes, University of Hull
11.00 – 11.30 Refreshment break
11.30 – 12.30 RRfW project showcase continued

  • INSPIRE: Devin Sapsford, University of Cardiff
  • AVAnD: Kirk Semple, Lancaster University
  • CVORR: Phil Purnell, University of Leeds
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch: networking and exhibition
14.00 – 15.00 Perspectives on resource recovery from industry:

  • David Tompkins, Head of Knowledge Exchange & Innovation, AquaEnviro
  • Peter Quinn, Head of Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Strategy, Tata Steel
15.00 – 15.30 Refreshment break
15.30 – 16.30 Panel discussion on future research challenges for resource recovery. Panellists include:

  • Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government
  • Adam Read, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
  • Jim Wharfe, Independent Environment Consultant
  • Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director – Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK
16.30 – 17.00 Closing Keynote: Tim Wheeler, Director of Research & Innovation, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
17.00 – 18.30 Drinks reception in exhibition space: join us to toast the success of the RRfW programme and carry on conversations
18.30 Event close

Location and directions

The conference will be held at One Great George Street in London: for directions, please see the venue website.

Registration

Registration will open shortly, please contact us if you would like to be notified once registration opens. A small registration fee will be chargeable to external participants to cover meeting costs but a number of free places will be made available for public sector attendees.

Contact

For any queries regarding this event, please get in touch with Juliet Jopson: s.j.jopson@leeds.ac.uk Tel: 0113 34 32325

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