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Combustion optimisation and retrofitting – Energy from waste and biomass plants

Every combustion line is a unique, complex, technical system. To ensure a plant is delivering the best possible results, it needs to be individually analysed and adjusted to optimize its operation. This is Technikgruppe’s strength – with more than 25 years’ experience in combustion optimization, with international references and worldwide engagement, the tailor-made Technikgruppe automation systems use extremely powerful control processors and very fast software to individually optimize each grate’s system, constantly responding to varying feedstock requirements, to deliver a state of the art combustion system resulting in increased throughput, reduced downtime and measurable operating gains -

- enhanced reliability
- increased availability
- improved profitability

More than ever before, plants are required to operate at optimum performance.

Register now for Technikgruppe’s FREE webinar on Combustion optimisation and retrofitting - energy from waste and biomass plants and learn how it could improve your operations.

To download the 12-pages webinar invitation please click here.

To download the technical report from the Energy From Waste Virtual conference from March 2021 please click here.

3PM UK London / 4PM Vienna Austria / 10AM USA Eastern time
When
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 · 3:00 PM London (GMT 1:00)
WEBINAR ENDED
Presenters
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Paul R James BSc MSc - Webinar Chairman
Director - Independent Consultant & Advisor, Energy & Resources
Originally trained as a Chemist and in Chemical Engineering, Paul has spent over 30 years working internationally in the Energy and Environment fields for both the Public and Private Sector.
His experience covers a wide range of themes including industrial emissions and impact reduction, renewable energy technologies, projects & policy development and delivery, and specific expertise in waste-to-energy and biomass.
As well as being known internationally for his expertise in thermal waste treatment, he has also worked on numerous projects for the development and implementation of infrastructure, as an adviser to national and international governments & agencies, and developed leading international consulting businesses in these areas.
He is the Chairman of the UK Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Special Interest Group on Thermal Waste Treatment and has been the author / co-author of papers on issues including low carbon energy and resources/waste management, a supervisor of university projects, and author of technical policy documents regarding national and international emission regulation.
When seconded to the EU as a National Expert he was the Working Group & Project Leader and Author of the first EU “Best Available Techniques” Reference document on thermal waste treatments published in 2006.
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Damir Zibrat
Business Development Manager, TECHNIKGRUPPE
Damir Zibrat is Business Development Manager of Austrian company TECHNIKGRUPPE , and has more than 25 years’ experience in international selling and marketing. Damir joined TECHNIKGRUPPE in 2016 and has spoken frequently about combustion optimization in waste to energy and biomass plants. After completing his university education in electro-engineering he was engaged for more than 5 years in electronic development and applications of industrial measurement systems.
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Matthias Lukic
Technical expert, CEO, Owner of TECHNIKGRUPPE
Matthias Lukic is founder, CEO and 100% owner of Austria based Technikgruppe. He has over 25 years of experience in combustion optimization on forward moving grates in waste to energy and biomass to energy plants. After finishing his education at Technical University in Graz – Austria, Matthias has worked on automations of complex production systems in the power industry, oil & gas and the chemical & petrochemical industries. Matthias speaks English, German, Croatian and Italian. Over the last few years he has presented at many waste to energy events.
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Shawn Coughlan
Owner, Applied Control Engineering
Shawn Coughlan is an owner at Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE)where he has been employed for the last sixteen years. He earned his Professional Engineering License early in his career and has continued his professional development within the controls industry by learning new systems and earning several certifications. His 37-year career has seen him involved in control system projects in the power, chemical, refinery and pharmaceutical industries. He has worked at all levels of projects from programmer to project manager. His current responsibilities include Operations Manager for the Houston office and business development in the Power Sector.
His projects have included control system retrofits, executed in stages so as to minimize operational impact, specifying and installing new DCS/PLC control systems, and modifying existing facilities to expand and upgrade control systems. While at ACE, he has been part of growing the company from a 40-person firm to a 140-person firm.
He is a father of two adult children, a stepfather of a college son, and most recently a grandfather. His passions are endurance sports, triathlons, outdoor activities. His most recent adventures include running the Grand Canyon from Rim-to-Rim. He plans next to hike the Appalachian Trail.
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Prof Marco J. Castaldi, Ph.D.
Professor, City College of New York
Marco Castaldi was born in New York City and received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College. His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and he has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. Prior to joining CCNY he was Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Earth & Environmental Engineering Department. Professor Castaldi has approximately 90 peer-reviewed research articles, 40 peer-reviewed conference papers, 2 textbooks, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification. Some of his research findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Observer, CNN, and other trade publications. In addition, he was the Editor of the North American Waste to Energy Conference (NAWTEC) Series (ISBN: 978-0-7918-4393-2), Co-Editor of the Waste to Energy text published by Woodhead Publishing, Editorial Board Member of Waste and Biomass Valorization published through Springer (ISSN: 1877-2641) and Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).