Waste to Energy

Published 16th Feb 18 7:00 AM by SEQ Division


Tuesday 20 March 2018


5.30pm to 8pm. (Registration from 5.15pm, networking drinks from 7.15pm until 8pm)

Our world is consuming more and wasting more. We are facing ever-increasing challenges to efficiently and profitably convert waste into energy and other products to lessen the footprint of our consumption. Join us for an evening to discuss the opportunities and developments in the Queensland Biofutures industry; specifically focusing on waste-to-energy from the micro-scale to the utility scale. With speakers from the Queensland Government, academia, the CEFC and those in the field running these projects – this will be an interesting evening discussing the challenges and benefits of turning waste into energy. This will be the third instalment of our Alternative Energy series of seminars.

This event will discuss:

  • Insights from Government, academia and industry to provide a well-rounded collection of presentations and subject matter
  • The Queensland Biofutures program and the various projects that have been supported by this initiative
  • How bioenergy projects go from a concept to reaching financial close / commercial reality
  • First-hand experiences of a bioenergy proponent in Queensland
  • Queensland’s waste challenges and opportunities
  • Initiatives to reduce our landfill footprint

Speakers & topics will include:

Geoff Robson
Department of Environment & Science
Topic: Queensland's waste issue, waste to energy concept

Henry Anning
Clean Energy Finance Corp (CEFC)
Topic: Assistance, competitive advantage and challenges
Prof Ian O'Hara
Biofutures Industry Envoy
Topic: Opportunities for Biofutures in Queensland and overseas
Fiona Waterhouse
Utilitas Group
Topic: Technology, opportunities and future plans

Chair: Joyanne Manning, Associate Principal, Arup

Who should attend?

Environmental professionals, university students and those interested in the waste industry, biochemicals and energy industries.

This event will count as 2 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log.

Do you pay your own registration costs to attend? Don't forget to keep your invoice to claim your education expenses on your tax return.

To book, follow the prompt below or call our office on 03 8593 4140.

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Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given for any cancellations made one week prior to the forum. Cancellations made less than one week but more than 24 hours prior to the forum will attract a 50% penalty. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to forum will attract the full 100% attendance fee. Delegates unable to attend are welcome to send an alternative delegate. By registering, you agree to the cancellation policy above.

Event details

When: 20 Mar 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: GHD Brisbane
145 Ann Street, Brisbane

Cost: Members $75, Non Member $95, Student/Pensioner $50

Registrations Open: 16th Feb 18 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 20th Mar 18 4:00 PM

Places Available: 26

Contact: Danielle Bolton, SEQ Secretariat at, 07 5429 8480.

Register now and secure your attendance


Published 16th Feb 18 7:00 AM by SEQ Division