*SOLD OUT* QLD Technical Meeting - July 2019

*SOLD OUT* QLD Technical Meeting - July 2019
Join the Queensland Branch for the July Technical Meeting on Waste to Resource and Innovation.
There is much discussion in Queensland about the desire to move towards a circular economy, recover resources from waste and create new opportunities.
A number of actions have or are about to commence, for example the ban on single use plastic bags, a container recovery scheme and the waste levy that is due to commence on July 1, 2019.
While these might be considered recent development there have been people and organisations who have been striving to stimulate and achieve resource recovery opportunities at scale. 

This technical presentation from AWA Queensland offers an opportunity to hear from Michael Burke, Director, Biofutures Queensland about how the State has provided a valuable framework to enable resource recovery, Fiona Waterhouse, CEO Utilitas, an entrepreneur with a first-hand commercial approach to resource recovery, and Mike Meng, QUU, who is working on new co-digestion strategies for large utilities.


Fiona Waterhouse (CEO Utilitas)
One of the new breed of impact entrepreneurs, dedicated to creating and leading businesses that have a positive impact on the economy, the environment and society. Her current venture, bioenergy developer Utilitas Group, is partnering with industry and local government to redefine how electricity, gas, oil, fertilizer and chemicals are produced and delivered to enable food and agribusiness to grow and profit sustainably. Fiona will explain how her first-hand experience of driving innovation and reality into biohubs has enabled significant and valuable outcomes.

Michael Burke (Director, Biofutures, Dept State Development)
Michael is the Director of Biofutures Queensland, the Queensland Government's focal point for biofutures industry support. A dedicated unit within the department, Biofutures Queensland works across the government, industry and research sectors to drive development, investment and R&D in industrial biotech and bioproducts. In June 2016 the Department published its 10 year Roadmap and Action Plan. Michael will talk to the progress since the publication, identifying how the Plan has been enabling biofutures progress in Queensland.

Mike Meng (University of Queensland/Queensland Urban Utilities)
Mike has expertise in anaerobic co-digestion, with an engineering PhD in co-digestion from the University of Queensland. His goal is to apply his expertise to influence the waste-to-resources initiatives in the Australian water and agricultural industries and overseas. With environmental engineering background, Mike has worked in various waste/sewage to resource recovery projects through employment, placements and research projects, and is very interested in undertaking industry relevant research and proving scientific concepts through industry applications.


5:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:00 pm Technical Meeting Begins
6:45 pm Q&A
7:00 pm Networking and Canapes

July 17, 5:30 pm
Location Aurecon, 25 King St, Brisbane

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17/07/2019 5:30 PM - 17/07/2019 8:00 PM

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