"Turning Trash into Renewable Energy Treasure": Webinar on Waste-to-Energy in the ASME Energy Forum

Members of the Media are Invited to Participate in May 30 Event at go.asme.org/EnergyForum

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 - A webinar on waste-to-energy (WTE), in which three experts in the field will discuss topics ranging from new technology to the role of WTE facilities in the national energy landscape, will take place on May 30, 2013, on the ASME Energy Forum.

The webinar, titled Turning Trash into Renewable Energy Treasure, is the third in a yearlong multi-media series in the ASME Energy Forum, which explores renewable and alternative energy sources and their related technologies. Free registration is available at go.asme.org/EnergyForum.

The moderated webinar, beginning at 2:00 p.m., will be a one-hour information exchange in which the speakers will review the benefits of waste conversion and discuss the state of the art in facility design, thermal combustion, emissions control, and ash handling. The speakers will also talk about the regulatory environment attending waste-to-energy and current challenges associated with licensing and siting new plants.

The webinar will feature three presentations by individuals well versed in WTE technology. John Norton, the owner of Norton Engineering LLC, will cover Solid Waste Management. Steve Goff, vice president of research and development at Coventa Energy Corp., will discuss Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste.

The third presenter, Marco J. Castaldi, associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at City University of New York, will present Thermal Conversion of Wastes to Fuels and Energy.

In addition to webinars, the ASME Energy Forum encompasses other forms of media: podcasts, videos, tutorials and articles. Leaders in the energy field offer insights on topics ranging from hydrokinetics to solar power. The next three webinar topics scheduled for this year include wind power, fuel cells, and hydraulic fracturing.

“The ASME Energy Forum brings together thought leaders to offer perspective on emerging technologies that are shaping energy markets in the 21st century,” said Thomas Loughlin, executive director of ASME. “As demonstrated by the recent webinars on hydrokinetics and concentrated solar power, there’s never been a more exciting time to be an engineer.”

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