Resource Recovery – Energy

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TO ENERGY RECOVERY

As per Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) Government of India information, municipal areas in the country generate 1, 33,760 metric tonnes per day of municipal solid waste (MSW), of which only 91,152 TPD waste is collected and 25,884 (TPD) treated. In most of the Indian cities, the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) collection, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal is carried out by the respective municipal corporations and the state governments enforce regulatory policies. n most of the Indian cities open dumping is the common practice which is adversely affecting on environment and public health. The emphasis now is on management of the waste through a sustainable business model which includes segregation of municipal solid waste at source, door to door collection by involving waste collectors, processing of segregated waste in to useful products such as leachate, methane, compost, etc.

With growing public awareness about sanitation, and with increasing pressure on the government and urban local bodies to manage waste more effectively, the Indian waste to energy sector is poised to grow at a rapid pace in the years to come. The dual pressing needs of waste management and reliable renewable energy source are creating attractive opportunities for investors and project developers in the waste to energy sector.

Most wastes that are generated find their way into land and water bodies without proper treatment, causing severe water and air pollution. The problems caused by solid and liquid wastes can be significantly mitigated through the adoption of environment-friendly waste to energy technologies that will allow treatment and processing of wastes before their disposal.
The environmental benefits of waste to energy, as an alternative to disposing of waste in landfills, are clear and compelling. Waste to energy generates clean, efficient and reliable energy from a renewable fuel source, thus reducing dependence on fossil fuels, the combustion of which is a major contributor to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

MSW to Energy Track Themes :

  • 1) Energy and environmental challenges in the institutional, industrial, and commercial sectors.
  • 2) Energy Audits and the Value of Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities
  • 3) Concepts, Innovative Technologies, Barriers, and Solutions for Converting municipal solid waste and wastewater to bio energy
  • 4) Bioenergy Uses and Applications – thermal generation, electric generation, combined heat and power (CHP), vehicle fuel, injection into the natural gas pipeline
  • 5) The Business Case: Assessing the Economics of Waste-to-Energy Projects
  • 6) Case Studies of MSW Facilities and Wastewater Treatment Plants that Implemented Waste-to-Energy Projects

Speakers

Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) University of Illinois at Chicago
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Sr Vice President, Marquis Energy, IL
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of Illinois at Chicago
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President
Power Engineers Collaborative, Chicago USA
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President & CEO
Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions, USA
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Ravinder Vannam

Cliff Haefke has 19+ years of experience in the energy industry and is the Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The ERC is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization that works to improve energy efficiency and the environment, providing expertise in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and biofuels/bioenergy. Cliff serves as Director of the U.S. DOE Midwest and Central Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships, the Assistance Director of the U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center, and as President of the Midwest Cogeneration Association. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIC and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

Cliff Haefke has 19+ years of experience in the energy industry and is the Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The ERC is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization that works to improve energy efficiency and the environment, providing expertise in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and biofuels/bioenergy. Cliff serves as Director of the U.S. DOE Midwest and Central Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships, the Assistance Director of the U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center, and as President of the Midwest Cogeneration Association. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIC and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

Cliff Haefke has 19+ years of experience in the energy industry and is the Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The ERC is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization that works to improve energy efficiency and the environment, providing expertise in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and biofuels/bioenergy. Cliff serves as Director of the U.S. DOE Midwest and Central Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships, the Assistance Director of the U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center, and as President of the Midwest Cogeneration Association. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIC and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

Mr Suresh Jambunathan completed his BE (Petrochemical Engineering) in 1994 from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-P) and an MS (Food Science) in 1997 from the Pennsyslvania State University, PA in the USA. His experience includes process design, project management and project financing across Food, Beverage & Agricultural processing and petrochemical plants.  His functional expertise includes dairy plant design plus developing Energy recycling and water and wastewater treatment projects. Suresh has developed, designed-commissioned and helped finance several projects

In November 2018, he started Energy and Water Development LLC (www.enwadev.com) to offer an A-B-C solution to customers.

A: Consulting

B: Development (technical, legal/contractual, environmental etc…) plus project finance

C: Operations & Maintenance of Energy & Water assets

He is also the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development & Engineering at Marquis Energy (ME).  Marquis Energy owns & operates the world’s largest single site ethanol plant in Hennepin IL, and a smaller plant in Necedah in central Wisconsin.

Mr Suresh Jambunathan completed his BE (Petrochemical Engineering) in 1994 from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-P) and an MS (Food Science) in 1997 from the Pennsyslvania State University, PA in the USA. His experience includes process design, project management and project financing across Food, Beverage & Agricultural processing and petrochemical plants.  His functional expertise includes dairy plant design plus developing Energy recycling and water and wastewater treatment projects. Suresh has developed, designed-commissioned and helped finance several projects

In November 2018, he started Energy and Water Development LLC (www.enwadev.com) to offer an A-B-C solution to customers.

A: Consulting

B: Development (technical, legal/contractual, environmental etc…) plus project finance

C: Operations & Maintenance of Energy & Water assets

He is also the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development & Engineering at Marquis Energy (ME).  Marquis Energy owns & operates the world’s largest single site ethanol plant in Hennepin IL, and a smaller plant in Necedah in central Wisconsin.

Mr Suresh Jambunathan completed his BE (Petrochemical Engineering) in 1994 from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-P) and an MS (Food Science) in 1997 from the Pennsyslvania State University, PA in the USA. His experience includes process design, project management and project financing across Food, Beverage & Agricultural processing and petrochemical plants.  His functional expertise includes dairy plant design plus developing Energy recycling and water and wastewater treatment projects. Suresh has developed, designed-commissioned and helped finance several projects

In November 2018, he started Energy and Water Development LLC (www.enwadev.com) to offer an A-B-C solution to customers.

A: Consulting

B: Development (technical, legal/contractual, environmental etc…) plus project finance

C: Operations & Maintenance of Energy & Water assets

He is also the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development & Engineering at Marquis Energy (ME).  Marquis Energy owns & operates the world’s largest single site ethanol plant in Hennepin IL, and a smaller plant in Necedah in central Wisconsin.

Dr Sushant Anand is currently working as Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His Education includes B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, M.S., Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He has published several papers, and details are at: https://mie.uic.edu/profiles/anand-sushant/

Dr Sushant Anand is currently working as Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His Education includes B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, M.S., Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He has published several papers, and details are at: https://mie.uic.edu/profiles/anand-sushant/

Dr Sushant Anand is currently working as Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His Education includes B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, M.S., Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He has published several papers, and details are at: https://mie.uic.edu/profiles/anand-sushant/

Ram Madugula, P.E President Power Engineers Collaborative, Chicago USA

Mr. Ram Madugula is the President of Power Engineers Collaborative LLC and has over 37 years of experience designing power plants across the U.S. and around the world. In this current capacity, he directs power projects with various customers. He has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an ASME Fellow, and has several professional engineering licenses across U.S. and Canada.

Ram Madugula, P.E President Power Engineers Collaborative, Chicago USA

Mr. Ram Madugula is the President of Power Engineers Collaborative LLC and has over 37 years of experience designing power plants across the U.S. and around the world. In this current capacity, he directs power projects with various customers. He has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an ASME Fellow, and has several professional engineering licenses across U.S. and Canada.

Ram Madugula, P.E President Power Engineers Collaborative, Chicago USA

Mr. Ram Madugula is the President of Power Engineers Collaborative LLC and has over 37 years of experience designing power plants across the U.S. and around the world. In this current capacity, he directs power projects with various customers. He has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as an ASME Fellow, and has several professional engineering licenses across U.S. and Canada.

Mr. Thomas Smith is currently the President & CEO of Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions, a market expert in offering Microgrid, CHP, Demand Response and Resilience solutions. He has been involved with all aspects of the energy industry both domestically and internationally for over 35 years. His vast experience includes the production, generation, distribution, procurement and utilization of all forms of energy. He has experience on all levels of the power industry from running the energy operations for the country's largest real estate company to owning a power generation development business. He has consulted for the DOE/EPA on the production, distribution and utilization of clean/efficient/reliable energy and is very familiar with federal, state and local energy policy and its operation. Previously he was the President/CEO of Professional Power Products, Inc. (3Pi), a manufacturer/packager of power generation equipment for the prime, standby and cogeneration power markets. Prior to joining 3Pi Mr. Smith founded and sold Endurant Energy LLC to a private equity group from the United Kingdom. He was the SVP of Energy Operations at Equity Office Properties, one of the largest commercial real estate owners in the US, where he was responsible for managing the company's energy initiatives: including commodity procurement, auditing/bill processing and retrofit services. Additionally, he managed On-Site Energy Providers (OSEP LLC), a business unit that developed, constructed, operated and maintained 18 cogeneration systems within the company's nationwide building portfolio. Before joining Equity Office, he served as president and general manager of two power development companies that secured energy optimization and cogeneration contracts with industrial and institutional facilities. Mr. Smith started his career with Westinghouse Electric where he held various positions and completed the executive sales engineering training program.

Mr. Smith has a Business Degree from Miami University in Oxford Ohio and is member of the Midwest Cogen Association, BOMA Energy Board, American Gas Association, CHP Association, and the Real Estate Round Table Energy Committee.

Mr. Thomas Smith is currently the President & CEO of Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions, a market expert in offering Microgrid, CHP, Demand Response and Resilience solutions. He has been involved with all aspects of the energy industry both domestically and internationally for over 35 years. His vast experience includes the production, generation, distribution, procurement and utilization of all forms of energy. He has experience on all levels of the power industry from running the energy operations for the country's largest real estate company to owning a power generation development business. He has consulted for the DOE/EPA on the production, distribution and utilization of clean/efficient/reliable energy and is very familiar with federal, state and local energy policy and its operation. Previously he was the President/CEO of Professional Power Products, Inc. (3Pi), a manufacturer/packager of power generation equipment for the prime, standby and cogeneration power markets. Prior to joining 3Pi Mr. Smith founded and sold Endurant Energy LLC to a private equity group from the United Kingdom. He was the SVP of Energy Operations at Equity Office Properties, one of the largest commercial real estate owners in the US, where he was responsible for managing the company's energy initiatives: including commodity procurement, auditing/bill processing and retrofit services. Additionally, he managed On-Site Energy Providers (OSEP LLC), a business unit that developed, constructed, operated and maintained 18 cogeneration systems within the company's nationwide building portfolio. Before joining Equity Office, he served as president and general manager of two power development companies that secured energy optimization and cogeneration contracts with industrial and institutional facilities. Mr. Smith started his career with Westinghouse Electric where he held various positions and completed the executive sales engineering training program.

Mr. Smith has a Business Degree from Miami University in Oxford Ohio and is member of the Midwest Cogen Association, BOMA Energy Board, American Gas Association, CHP Association, and the Real Estate Round Table Energy Committee.

Mr. Thomas Smith is currently the President & CEO of Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions, a market expert in offering Microgrid, CHP, Demand Response and Resilience solutions. He has been involved with all aspects of the energy industry both domestically and internationally for over 35 years. His vast experience includes the production, generation, distribution, procurement and utilization of all forms of energy. He has experience on all levels of the power industry from running the energy operations for the country's largest real estate company to owning a power generation development business. He has consulted for the DOE/EPA on the production, distribution and utilization of clean/efficient/reliable energy and is very familiar with federal, state and local energy policy and its operation. Previously he was the President/CEO of Professional Power Products, Inc. (3Pi), a manufacturer/packager of power generation equipment for the prime, standby and cogeneration power markets. Prior to joining 3Pi Mr. Smith founded and sold Endurant Energy LLC to a private equity group from the United Kingdom. He was the SVP of Energy Operations at Equity Office Properties, one of the largest commercial real estate owners in the US, where he was responsible for managing the company's energy initiatives: including commodity procurement, auditing/bill processing and retrofit services. Additionally, he managed On-Site Energy Providers (OSEP LLC), a business unit that developed, constructed, operated and maintained 18 cogeneration systems within the company's nationwide building portfolio. Before joining Equity Office, he served as president and general manager of two power development companies that secured energy optimization and cogeneration contracts with industrial and institutional facilities. Mr. Smith started his career with Westinghouse Electric where he held various positions and completed the executive sales engineering training program.

Mr. Smith has a Business Degree from Miami University in Oxford Ohio and is member of the Midwest Cogen Association, BOMA Energy Board, American Gas Association, CHP Association, and the Real Estate Round Table Energy Committee.