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Viridor to host international delegation on visit to Ardley ERF

31st August 2017

Viridor will welcome 36 delegates from the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Working Group on Energy Recovery to a series of meetings at its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility in Oxfordshire in September.

Viridor’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Dan Cooke, a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) General Council, said ISWA was the global organisation representing solid waste producers and was a CIWM affiliate.

The delegation is expected to visit Ardley on September 7 and 8.

Mr Cooke said the ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery had been invited to the plant to allow international delegates to share best practice while giving Viridor the opportunity to showcase its world-class energy from waste facility.

He added: “The ISWA visit to Ardley also gives us a valuable opportunity to compare the UK’s approach to energy from waste to that of nations with different waste strategies and approaches in this sector.”

Mr Cooke said issues the Viridor was looking forward to discussing with the delegates included Combined Heat & Power (CHP), balancing complementary high levels of recycling and recovery, and optimisation and efficiency of operations.

Johnny Stuen, Chairman of ISWA’s Working Group on Energy Recovery, said: “The ISWA Working Group for energy recovery is the premier competence group for the use and possibilities the waste to energy (WtE)  technology can contribute to waste treatment and combatting climate change.

“The group is always looking for new appliances and possible contributions/improvements to the concept and use of WtE, and a visit to the newest, most up-to-date facilities is very useful for ISWA’s knowledge and further development of the possibilities waste management and waste technology have.”

The working group’s meetings attract delegates from Austria, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Spain, France, the United States, Oman, the Netherlands, Sweden and Hungary.

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