About the Summit

Project Development, Finance and Technology in Global Waste to Energy and Resources Markets 

The 9th World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit was held as a Virtual Summit on October 6-7, 2020, so the industry could meet, network, and get up to date on the latest projects and new market opportunities. 

Waste management operators, project developers, financiers and technology providers presented live, before hosting virtual discussion groups on the issues most critical to today’s waste to energy and resources sector: 

  • The commercial and policy landscape: New developments in the UK, Europe and globally 
  • Partnership and risk sharing models: Exploring a collaborative approach to project success 
  • Project finance and investment: Innovative approaches to funding downstream products  
  • Technology innovation: Gasification, plastics to hydrogen and commercial BioSNG 
  • Decarbonising the transport sector: The long-term future for waste as transport fuel 
  • Tackling the plastics crisis: The economics of energy, materials, fuels and chemicals from plastic 
  • International opportunities: Waste to energy projects in Australia, Singapore, India and Serbia 
  • The climate change agenda: The role of waste conversion in the circular economy 

Participants scheduled video 1-1 meetings with potential partners and clients throughout the summit, and for an extended period before and after the sessions. 

By sharing best practice from around the globe, showcasing new technologies, and facilitating new partnerships and collaborations, the summit offered an invaluable platform to develop new business and accelerate industry projects in both the UK and international markets. 

Who Will You Meet?

Leading industry experts joined us in 2020, included:


World Waste to Energy Summit

The World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit has established itself as a meeting place for international stakeholders focused on accelerating innovation and investment within the sector. Each year, waste management CEOs, local government officials, project developers, technology companies, engineering firms, EPCs and investors from both the UK and overseas come together to share their experience and best practice. The summit also showcases the latest project opportunities from around the world and has established itself as a launch-pad for new international partnerships and alliances.

Rethink Events

Rethink Events conferences are created by experts in clean-tech and renewable energy to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through extensive research, Rethink Events create hard-hitting agendas, rich in content, and featuring the industry’s most influential figures. Interactive debate and extensive networking opportunities encourage the sharing of ideas and information, and the formation of new business relationships. Rethink Events’ goal is to inform and shape the future of the clean-tech and renewable energy industries.