Inaugural Renewable Energy from Waste Conference Announced

Inaugural Renewable Energy from Waste Conference Announced

Smithers Apex, Recycling Today Media Group and Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. to collaborate on Nov. 18-20 event in West Palm Beach, Fla.

March 28, 2013
Waste Today Staff

Smithers Apex, Recycling Today Media Group, the publisher of Renewable Energy from Waste and Recycling Today magazines, and Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. have announced the dates and location for the inaugural Renewable Energy from Waste Conference and Exhibition. This event will take place Nov. 18-20, 2013, at the West Palm Beach Marriott, in West Palm Beach, Fla., and will focus on the production of renewable energy and fuels from waste materials.

Renewable Energy from Waste 2013 will be co-chaired by Harvey W. Gershman, president, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. and James R. Keefe, executive vice president and group publisher, Recycling Today Media Group. The conference will include two full days of plenary sessions and leadership roundtables providing key insights into renewable waste financials, market trends and opportunities and technology developments, plus multiple B2B networking opportunities and exhibition time. The final day of the program will feature tours of innovative facilities in the Palm Beach region focused on creating energy and fuels from waste.

“The industry needs one place where economic, municipal and corporate experts come together to share their successes and struggles with candor and impartiality," says Andrew Smaha, conference director for Smithers Apex. "Our inaugural program will be designed to connect waste generators, the government sector, waste management firms, recycling firms, energy and chemical producers, commercial waste generators and equipment and technology suppliers. Renewable Energy from Waste 2013 attendees will have the opportunity to discuss formulas to help assess the feasibility of most waste conversation technologies including startup costs, determining processing/tip fees, competition from traditional fuels and financing options. This event provides one-stop-shopping to gain critical insights into the technologies and regulations shaping the industry and build relationships with the individuals who drive market perceptions and decisions that affect your company, technology, products and services.”

Keefe adds, “Capturing the resource potential of waste streams is the fastest growing sector of the waste and recycling industry. This is the reason we introduced Renewable Energy from Waste magazine in 2012. It’s also the reason we’re taking the follow-up action in 2013 of introducing this event. We’ll be considering the full breadth of possibilities from energy to the production of building block chemicals.”

Abstracts are currently being accepted for Renewable Energy for Waste 2013. This year’s program will feature approximately 30 expert presentations covering topics, including:

  • The economics of waste conversion; 
  • Gasification; 
  • Anaerobic digestion; 
  • Preparing feedstocks for refuse-derived fuel; 
  • Refuse-derived fuel; 
  • Plastics to oil; 
  • End-user applications; and
  • Legislative outlook for conversion technologies. 

More information is available by contacting Andrew Smaha at 207-781-9635. Abstracts also can be submitted to  Andrew Smaha. 

Complete information about Renewable Energy from Waste 2013 is available at