Ricardo Energy & Environment’s Practice Director for waste and resource efficiency Dr Adam Read will join global waste management experts to address the IEA Bioenergy executive committee in South Africa tomorrow (May 21 2013).
IEA Bioenergy was set up by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment.
Dr Read will open the final session of IEA Bioenergy’s workshop on energy from waste and lead the discussion on waste management best practice in low and medium income countries. The workshop is part of IEA Bioenergy’s executive committee ‘EXCO71’ meeting in Cape Town.
IEA Bioenenergy’s chairman Birger Kerekow, will introduce the workshop. This will be followed by waste management experts from across the world offering their insights into the current status and future of sustainable waste management to the 28 member states which make up IEA Bionergy’s executive committee. Key topics of discussion include: the status and future of municipal waste management in South Africa, an overview of incineration technologies and how to encourage worldwide sustainable waste management.
Dr Read said:
“This is the first time that the IEA Bioenergy’s executive committee is meeting in Africa, so it’s a milestone in the organisation’s history. Their decision to make energy from waste a priority during their meeting demonstrates the growing importance of waste management in South Africa’s economic development.”