Project developers, funders and other supply chain counterparties face a number of key decisions when structuring a project. Available feedstocks and how they can be contracted and priced affects both the technology required to treat the feedstock, as well as the funding structures that could support the available contract structures.

This workshop will explore how developers, funders and the supply chain can work to maximize project economics by understanding the various interactions across fuel, technology and commercial structures.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and explore the dynamics of developing Energy from Waste projects to maximize economic returns. The workshop will focus on how different feedstock choices affect the techn0pology required and how different financing strategies influence contracting structures for feedstock and technology, or vice versa.

  • Business Development Director
  • Contracts Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Project Finance
  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Head of Environment and Waste Services
  • Policy Advisor
  • Consultant
  • Technical Consultant

Abengoa; Al Ahly Capital Holding; AMP Capital; Avery Weigh-Tronix; Ballast Phoenix Ltd; Bertling Enviro AB; Biffa Waste Services Ltd; Buckinghamshire County Council; C U T E C Institut Gm Bh; City of Westminster; CMS Cameron McKenna; CMS Cameron McKenna LLP; Cory Environmental Ltd; Cory Riverside Energy; EEW Energy from Waste GmbH; EGE (Waste to Energy Agency); Engie; Environment Agency; ESWET; Firefly AB; Gemiuk Ltd; Green Investment Bank; Gulermak Heavy Industries; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Hitachi Zosen Inova AG; Huawei Technologies Co.Nig Ltd; Indaver Ireland; Koch industries; KS Baling Ltd; Lodge Cottrell; London Waste Ltd; MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd; NIBC Bank N.V.; NNFCC; Online Cleaning UK Ltd.; Orkel AS; Peel Environmental; PELVS-VEL LTD; PKO Bank Polski; Public Power Solutions; px House; Renewable Energy Association; Royal HaskoningDHV; RPS consulting Engineers; SLR Consulting LTD; South-Holland; Suez; SUEZ Recycling and recovery UK; Thames Water; Tiru SA; Turboden; University of South Wales; Veolia UK; Viridor; Waste to Energy Systems; Weiss A/S; Wheelabrator Technologies;

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

9:10 Feedstocks

Hugh Unwin

Hugh Unwin, Portfolio Director, Environmental, Foresight Group
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  • Feedstock type(s) and future variations
  • Merchant versus Contracted
  • Contract security (tenor, security, package, counterparty creditworthiness)
  • 9:50 Plants

    Hugh Unwin

    Hugh Unwin, Portfolio Director, Environmental, Foresight Group
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  • Technology type
  • Efficiency versus flexibility
  • Contracting structure (EPC, EPCM)
  • Contract form (Turnkey, Alliancing, Partnering)
  • 10:30 Coffee and Networking

    11:00 Financing Strategies

    Hugh Unwin

    Hugh Unwin, Portfolio Director, Environmental, Foresight Group
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  • On balance sheet
  • Non-resource project finance
  • Debt gearing
  • 11:40 Where to start: feedstock, technology or financing?

    Hugh Unwin

    Hugh Unwin, Portfolio Director, Environmental, Foresight Group
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  • When to involve third parties (Feedstock, suppliers, technology providers, funders)
  • How to close
  • 12:20 Clsoing Remarks and End of Workshop


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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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