TechnikGruppe Webinar: Combustion Optimization and Boiler Corrosion Protection in Waste-to-Energy and Biomass-to-Energy Plants

WATCH ON-DEMAND: The free webinar from Technikgruppe and Chaired by Ian Crummack which took place on 29th September is now available to view
TechnikGruppe Webinar: Combustion Optimization and Boiler Corrosion Protection in Waste-to-Energy and Biomass-to-Energy Plants
With energy prices at record levels, ensuring optimum performance from waste to energy and biomass plants has never been more important. This technical webinar provides essential information on the theoretical background and practical applications of combustion optimization on forward-moving reciprocating grates, as well as latest developments for boiler corrosion protection.

The webinar features leading speakers from across the waste to energy industry, from research and academia, to plant management and operation, with decades of knowledge and experience.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the technical and practical aspects of combustion
  • Learn more about steam production and stabilisation
  • Understand how combustion capacity can be enhanced
  • Explore how profitability, reliability and availability can be improved

Click HERE to register to watch the recording on-demand.

Previous webinars with Technikgruppe have been hugely successful with over 200 registrants across multiple countries.

Watch the webinar on-demand to understand the theoretical background and practical applications of this unique method for combustion optimization on forward-moving reciprocating grates, as well as methods of boiler corrosion protection.

Learnings from this webinar will provide a basis for improvements in combustion optimisations and boiler corrosion protection.

Technkigruppe will also be speaking at the Operational Optimisation workshop 19-20 April 2023, which is now open to bookings. Book your place here

About the Speakers

Ian Crummack - Chair, Managing Director, Cobalt Energy Ltd.

A qualified Mechanical Engineer, Ian Crummack has over 27 years’ experience in Energy from Waste and thermal power generation markets on a national and international basis, with worldwide technology experience. He has worked across Europe, managing projects to fruition from development, through the planning, consultation and tender stages, and then into construction and operation. Ian has significant experience with associated contractual matters and taking financial and management responsibility for energy business units. Ian is the founder and managing director of Cobalt Energy Limited, which is now over 10 years old, which offers Engineering Resources, Project Construction Services and Plant Operational Management.

Damir Zibrat, Business Development Manager, TECHNIKGRUPPE

Damir Zibrat is the Business Development Manager of Austrian company TECHNIKGRUPPE, and has more than 25 years experience in international strategic 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. Damir speaks English, German and Croatian.

Matthias Lukic, CEO, Technical Expert, 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 worked on automations of complex production systems in the power industry, oil & gas and chemical & petrochemical industries. Matthias speaks English, German, Croatian and Italian. In the last few years he presented at many waste to energy events.

Jeremy O’Brien, Director of Applied Research on Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Jeremy K. O’Brien is a solid waste research engineer and consultant who has over 40 years of experience in the industry. Since 1999, he has served as the Director of Applied Research for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) - an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. From 1989-1999, Mr. O'Brien was employed by HDR, Inc. – a global architectural, engineering and consulting firm with over 10,000 employees in 200 offices through the world.

Mr. O’Brien received an M.S. degree from Duke University in Urban and Environmental Engineering in 1977 and obtained his Professional Engineering license in 1984.

Snehesh Ail, Associate Director - Earth Engineering Center (EEC), The City College New York

Snehesh S. Ail is the Associate Director of the Earth Engineering Center at The City College of New York. He manages the applied research programs at EEC|CCNY sponsored by operating companies and industry consortia in the field of sustainable waste management and conversion. His research focuses on waste valorization, waste management (data-oriented reuse strategies), catalysis, and combustion diagnostics. He completed his PhD in the Combustion Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and previously obtained a BE in Chemical Engineering from Manipal University."

Colin Bateman, Technical advisor, Intergrated Global Services (IGS)

Colin graduated in 1996 with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University and has 20+ years of experience in developing and specifying protective barrier solutions for mission critical assets. Working in the Energy Sector, he currently supports asset owners in Europe and the Middle East, helping them to manage and mitigate their erosion and corrosion challenges through the utilization of robust surface protection technologies, developing preventative maintenance programs.

Prof. Dr. Marco Castaldi, Director Earth Engineering Center, The City College New York

Dr. Castaldi is the Director of the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) in the United States, an international organization that supports several students and post doctoral researchers; also, his group is recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as the foremost research group on chemical kinetics of converting wastes to energy. Dr. Castaldi’s research will lead to the development of advanced waste-to-energy processes and in particular the high-efficiency recovery of energy from biomass processes using catalysis.

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