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SWITCH Open Meeting

  • 07 Nov 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Innovation Park (945 Princess Street)

Join Kingston's sustainable energy community at this free meeting featuring a presentation by a sustainable energy expert, introductions, sector news, networking, and refreshments.

Waste-to-Energy Potential for Kingston's Non-Recyclable Materials
There has been significant progress in pulling together viable technologies to improve the energy production from non-recyclable municipal and industrial wastes materials. This presentation will examine an integrated process for energy production (electricity or thermal, or both) that turns waste material into a resource for the municipality. The approach will provide energy while also significantly reducing waste disposal costs.


Bob Willes
Managing Director
XT Energy Group Ltd.

Over the past 35 years, Bob has played key roles in the permitting and supervising compliance of a number of waste landfills, waste-to-energy mass-burn facilities, hazardous waste incinerators, landfills, industrial waste-water treatment plants, petroleum refineries and pipelines in Canada. Bob also founded a Brownfield Development company that purchased and remediated contaminated properties for re-development. The largest re-developments were Windemere-By-The-Lake (20 acres) in Toronto and Faubourg Boisbriand (165 acres) in Montreal. For the past 8 years his expertise and experience have been focused on applying renewable energy development strategies, particularly solar, solid recovered fuel (SRF) energy plants and Algae-CO2 Capture Systems. Bob completed his B.Sc./M.Sc. at the University of Alberta, and his Ph.D. at the University of California (Davis).