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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Paris, France

 FEAD Biennial Conference

Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries

- EU Green Week 2017 Partner Event -


The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD*) holds its biennial conference “Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries”  which will take place in Paris on 21 June 2017 and is co-organised  with our French member, FNADE.

Private waste and resources management companies produce high quality materials for re-injection into the economy. Our industry has made the transition from waste to resource managers, thereby providing services going beyond mere end-of-pipe solutions. As professionals, our companies invest and are active across the entire value chain: they cooperate with product designers, they optimise waste collection and sorting in order to reprocess waste into high quality raw materials. In doing so, they play a key role in achieving the best economic and environmental outcomes.

After welcoming words by the new FEAD President, Jean-Marc Boursier, our conference will showcase examples of private-sector-led innovation that help harness the potential of the circular economy, followed by a panel debate with distinguished guests from the European institutions, business and academia. After a short break, a special invitee will provide the audience with a future outlook of our sector followed by comments from the panel.

So do not miss out on what promises to be a most interesting event on a special location in Paris and benefit from an excellent platform for valuable exchanges with people who make the circular economy happen.

To have a look at the FEAD conference programme, please click here.

Register now for our conference here.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris on 21 June 2017!

Click here for a list of hotels in the proximity of the venue of the FEAD Biennial Conference.

The FEAD position paper sets out our vision of how the resource management industry can play its full part in achieving a more sustainable and prosperous European economy, given the right policy framework and regulatory and economic instruments.

The position paper is available for download here

FEAD President David Palmer-Jones published a series of opinion pieces in view of the new legislative proposal on Circular Economy.

1st opinion piece: Pull measures are crucial for a circular economy

2nd opinion piece: Investment is the key to creating a more circular economy

3rd opinion piece: A circular economy needs resilient markets for secondary raw materials

4th opinion piece: Free and fair competition is essential for a circular economy

FEAD together with ESWET and CEWEP is pleased to publish a report prepared by Ineris Institute addressing the question of air emissions monitoring, particularly within the IED (Industrial Emissions Directive).

The report is available in French(authoritative language version) and English.

The report focuses on reliability and accuracy at very low concentrations, which has significant implications on the drawing up and review of BREFs (Best available technique REFerence documents) and the setting of new IED-based BATAELs (Best Available Technique Associated Emission Levels). We consider that the monitoring issue must be very seriously taken into account before going further in the Waste-Treatment BREF and Waste Incineration BREF review processes and before official validation of Large Combustion Plants BREF and Reference Report on Monitoring.

Please find our summary note on this important topic here.

Explanatory note on INERIS report addressing the performance of monitoring techniques

The upcoming VI edition of the Forum in 2017, will focus on current legislative directions of the implementation of key investments in “Waste to Energy” and biomass in Poland and Europe. Experts will discuss the potential of biomass, waste and alternative fuels and the issue of their quality. They will also consider how the introduction of the so-called "Blue Certificates" influenced the biogas industry.

More details in the document here or on the event's webpage.

Agenda includes:

On  9th March 2017 – debates and lectures at the plenary session

On 10th March 2017 – all participants are invited to visit the newly opened eco-waste incinerator in Cracow (ZTPO) - Strategic Partner of Forum.

At the moment among the entities involved in the Forum are:

Dublin Waste-to-Energy Project Ltd., Dublin Citi Council, Covanta, Fortum Värme, Krakowski Holding Communal SA, Tauron Heat sp. O.o. Polish Chamber of Commerce Recycling, SUEZ, Agricultural biogas plant in Konopnica, Mardom, EUBIA, CEWEP, LatBio, KAPE, MPEC Lembork Swiss Contribution, Marshal of Malopolska, Polish Chamber of Biomass, FEAD, uarea contains, SK BIOM,, The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, Centro da para Biomass Energy, PIMOT, Cracow University of Technology, University of Agriculture, Lafarge Group Ozarow, Russian Biofules Association.

The conference is addressed mainly to:

•  Manufacturers of heat and electricity

•  Producers of biomass and alternative fuels

•  Traders pellets, chips and alternative fuels intensive industries     

•  Representatives of public sector entities

•  Enterprises municipal sector

•  Solution providers and technology

•  Representatives of investors implementing projects to build thermal treatment plants for waste, biomass, etc. blocks.

•  Operators controlling the quality of fuels

•  Waste management plants

•  Companies from the construction sector and project contractors

•  Companies design and engineering, consulting and law firms

Forum of Biomass & Waste is a series of debates, meetings and accompanying events, the subject of which includes the most important issues for the development of the biomass sector and entities related to the industry WTE (waste to energy).