Generating value from waste: Lords Committee to hear about opportunities and barriers to investment

06 January 2014

The Lords Committee investigating how to turn waste into valuable products will hear tomorrow from experts about what encourages and what discourages investment in waste technologies

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is exploring the potential to create a multi-million pound economy from waste generated from agriculture, industry and households.

On Tuesday 7 January at 3.40 pm the Committee members will question Mr Peter Jones OBE, Chairman, Waste2Tricity, Carbon Connect and Ecolateral Ltd, and Dr Rob Wylie, Co-founder and Chairman, WHEB.

The questions will centre on the technology landscape as well as different investment scenarios. 

The questions will include:
  • How is the technology landscape geared up for extracting maximum value from waste?
  • What does the investment scenario in this area look like, and are innovative technologies obtaining adequate finance?
  • What are the barriers to investing in new technologies?
  • What can be done to effectively mitigate risks of investing in new technologies to extract maximum value from waste? 
The evidence session will take place on Tuesday 7 January starting at 3.40 pm in Committee Room 3.

The session will be webcast at and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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