The 7th Energy from Waste & Biomass (EfWB) Workshop was held today at Uniper’s Engineering Academy

This joint effort between Uniper Technologies Limited and TWI was open to plant operators and engineers, asset managers and project engineers working in the Energy from Waste & Biomass industry.

The day focussed on operator experiences and presented the chance to learn about the operational challenges that are faced by several companies, also to network with fellow professionals who work directly in the operation of Energy from Waste and Biomass power plant. Attendees participated in informal technical discussions with other companies facing similar operational issues to them and even had the opportunity to steer future research and development to address the operational challenges faced by Waste to Energy and Biomass plant.

Uniper’s Prof Scott Lockyer opened proceedings before an Introduction to The Generators Safety and Integrity programme (GenSIP) Risk and Standards Group where a lively debate ensued. Alex Wright (Engie), Edward Thomas (Viridor) and Phil; Stevens (Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd) each held sessions on operator experience. These were supported by sessions from Fiona Wingate and Tobias Mathur (Uniper Technologies) who covered ‘Uniper’s electrical experiences in the EfW and Biomass industry’ and ‘controlling Waste2Energy plant operations via Neural Networks’ respectively. The presentations were closed out by Chris Coates (Uniper engineering Academy) who provided an overview of the Operator Skills Pathway. 

One of the attendees, Elaine Oliver (Uniper) said “today presented an excellent focus on operational issues and the discussion sessions enabled a merging of ideas which led to clear sharing of industry information. Particularly the introduction to GenSIP and the resulting discussion as to the most appropriate way in which to develop industry forums.” 

If you’re interested in attending future events then it would be great to hear from you, please get in touch with Scott Lockyer (

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