Power Generation > Transforming Waste into Energy - Best Practices for Sustainable Power Generation

About this Classroom Training

Waste generation increases daily as populations grow and economies develop. Traditionally, waste disposal has relied on landfilling, leading to greenhouse emissions and other pollutions. Meanwhile, our energy needs are rising. An innovative solution addressing both issues can be implemented by transforming waste into electricity, fuels, and heat through advantageous Power Purchase Agreements. Converting waste to energy is the most sustainable and renewable approach to reduce fossil fuel reliance. Waste-to-energy technology approach decreases landfilled waste and mitigates pollution, making it a key component of integrated waste management worldwide.

This 4-day course provides a broad introduction to waste-to-energy technologies, including principles, processes, equipment, and real-world cases. The trainer will discuss waste feedstocks that hold potential energy, comparing incineration, gasification, anaerobic digestion, and landfill gas recovery benefits, limitations, and applications. Environmental and economic considerations of developing projects will also be addressed.

The training provides extensive insight into best practices, including waste conditioning, direct combustion, gasification, biogas production and use, state-of-the-art landfills with electricity generation, and converting agricultural waste into combined heat and power. The course encompasses municipal incineration plants with high-tech components, flue gas cleaning systems, and details on sustainable, environmentally-based processes.

A thorough evaluation of the differences between waste dumping and incineration, along with a comprehensive assessment of their economic and environmental impacts, will be discussed. Additionally, there has been an in-depth scrutiny of the financial viability associated with converting industrial waste into energy, which will be highlighted in this training session. Participants will grasp terminology and technology to comprehend key activities proactively. A complete understanding provides holistic appreciation and an excellent foundation for efficient inter-departmental and supplier collaboration. Participants attending this course will gain a comprehensive understanding to move forward into waste-to-energy.

This course will be delivered face-to-face over 4-day sessions, comprising of 8 hours per day, 1 hour lunch and 2 breaks of 15 minutes per day. Course Duration: 32 hours in total, 32 CPD points. Maximum number of participants: 20

  • Utilize waste materials as a sustainable fuel source for power generation.
  • Enhance knowledge of energy requirements and various power generation techniques.
  • Explore municipal, industrial, and agricultural waste materials and their conversion into energy.
  • Understand power plant technologies, ranging from industry best practices to advanced, high-efficiency systems.
  • Implement waste conditioning and gasification methods to convert waste into combustible gases for energy production.
  • Familiarize yourself with essential power generation equipment designed for waste-based fuel.
  • Discuss landfill gas collection and electricity generation from modern waste disposal sites.
  • Examine the process of generating and selling electricity as an Independent Power Producer (IPP) using waste materials.
  • Investigate advanced waste disposal methods and technologies for environmental protection.
  • Discover efficient technologies for generating energy from rice husks with a focus on profitability.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of waste-fueled power plants and efficient combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
  • Learn how to harness all palm oil mill waste materials for electricity and steam generation.
  • Integrate municipal waste incinerators, combustion technology, and systems to meet environmental standards.
  • Energy Industry Professionals in the energy sector, including those from utilities and power generation companies, who looking into the integration of waste-to-energy technologies into their operations.
  • Environmental Engineers who play a crucial role in designing and implementing waste-to-energy systems while ensuring they meet environmental regulations and standards.
  • Industrial Engineers who can explore how waste-to-energy systems can enhance the sustainability and efficiency of industrial processes.
  • Energy Managers who are responsible for optimizing energy use within their organizations and can benefit from learning about sustainable power generation practices.
  • Sustainability Managers who are focused on making organizations more environmentally responsible and can benefit from knowledge about waste-to-energy solutions.
  • Waste Management Professionals who involved in waste collection, recycling, and disposal can gain insights into how waste can be a resource for energy generation.
  • Environmental Consultants in the environmental field can add waste-to-energy expertise to their services, helping clients make sustainable choices.
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  • Intermediate

The trainer fosters an engaging, stimulating learning environment by immersing participants directly into each topic. The highly interactive approach employs real-world case studies, enabling attendees to apply concepts and solve challenges relevant to their work. Instruction proceeds step-by-step, with the trainer illuminating details and interconnections clearly and understandably.



With over 30 years of hands-on engineering experience and 25 years as an accomplished instructor, your expert instructor is among the foremost global experts on waste-to-energy technologies and systems. As an industrial-based professor at prestigious universities in Berlin and Furtwangen, Germany, he has played a significant role in educating new generations of engineers. His extensive lectures cover crucial topics such as energy project development, integration of renewables, electricity supply resilience, and nuclear reactor safety protocols. Renowned for his engaging teaching style, he has directly trained over 5,000 professionals from diverse sectors through more than 100 specialized courses.

Your expert instructor courses distill his real-world expertise spanning the entire spectrum of power systems. His prolific career track includes researching cutting-edge technologies, conducting in-depth analyses, planning and executing complex energy projects, and serving in key roles such as lead engineer and project developer. He has hands-on experience with conventional power generation, co-generation, grid stability, climate impacts, safety systems, and much more.

Waste-to-energy is the major area of his expertise. His technical proficiencies encompass gasification, anaerobic digestion, thermal treatment, and fully integrated waste-to-energy power plants. He is skilled in evaluating municipal solid wastes, industrial wastes, and agricultural residues as feedstocks for energy systems. He can guide organizations through best practices for extracting value from waste materials.

His training expertise includes enhancing the efficiency of existing energy infrastructure, implementing renewables, utilizing biomass opportunities, and more. He helps clients convert waste streams into power and navigate regulatory requirements. Across his global career, major firms have relied on his knowledge to optimize assets, develop projects, and train teams. He is known for his ability to explain complex interdependencies in an accessible way.

In addition to training, his has authored pivotal publications advancing waste-to-energy techniques, biomass utilization, risk assessments, and related topics. He presents regularly at international conferences and contributes significant innovations to the field. With acclaimed books on energy systems and environmental protection to his credit, he is helping shape the future of sustainable power generation.

Your expert instructor is an ideal instructor with practical engineering acumen, real-world project experience, and dedication to a clean energy future. His deep knowledge spans the entire spectrum from fuel flexibility to plant operations to regulatory policy. He also brings immense value to your team to illuminate all facets of waste-to-energy for sustainable power generation.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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