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Hahn Environmental CEO Allan Lear at Queensland Waste Forum

Allan LearFriday, May 20, 2011

Hahn CEO Allan Lear along with Hahn Environmental Chemist Doug Stuart attended the Queensland Government Waste Forum at Narangba on 18 May.

The Forum provided information on waste management strategies for businesses in the region, helping them make better business decisions on how to best manage the waste they create.

The Queensland Government’s soon to be implemented Waste Levy was a key topic of discussion, along with information on how businesses can make better use of their waste by implementing waste-to-energy technologies. 

Tamara Miller and Kylie Coleman represented DERM to present the latest information on the Queensland Government’s Waste Strategy, and explained the funding available to encourage businesses to participate in waste recycling initiatives.

Ian Gilbert from DEEDI’s office of Advanced Manufacturing presented information on funding for start-up companies in the innovation field, as well as the business forums and collaboration initiatives DEEDI is developing between business and recyclers.

Otto Lechner DEEDI’s Senior Regional Development Officer spoke of regional waste hubs, whilst DERM’s Principal Environmental Officer Dr Krrishna Kanduri presented information on Waste Exchange Registers and factors that contribute to successfully running a waste exchange register.

Paul Jensen from UQ’s Anaerobic Technology Group presented biodigester technology which utilised waste to provide an energy resource, whilst Harry Copeland from Brisbane City Council shared his international expertise on innovative technologies in practise around the world.

Says Allan Lear of Hahn “The Waste Forum was a good opportunity to meet key Government stakeholders and hear their waste management initiatives first hand.  We’ve been embracing waste  to energy and recycling initiatives and implement this technology throughout the Bowen Basin Coal Mines and the Coal Seam Gas Industry in the Surat Basin. It is encouraging to see so many Government stakeholders share our view, and encourage change through recover, recycle, reuse initiatives."

Hahn Environmental has been leading the way in the waste to energy sector for some time. 

             As Queensland’s largest supplier of biofuel, Hahn processes used cooking oils to create biodiesel, bio burner oil, green waste plus and explosive fuels.   Hahn’s cooking oil collection initiative is a key focus for this division encouraging fast food retailers and take away outlets to be socially responsible and collect their cooking oils for our company’s carbon neutral biofuel production program.

             Hahn’s Environmental Services also include waste storage facilities, waste management services to optimise resource recovery to reuse, waste services for mining operations and a range of testing services for emission levels and fuels.

             Hahn’s Hydrocarbon Waste Stream Service collects and recycles used engine oil, black jack, greases and lubricants, oily water, oily rags, oil filters and other high hydrocarbon oil contaminated waste streams.


Pictured at the event:

Pictured Below:  Hahn CEO Allan Lear with Dr Krrishna Kanduri Principal Environmental Officer for DERM



Pictured Below: Hahn Environmental Chemist Doug Stuart with DERM Team Leader Kylie Coleman



Pictured Below: Hahn CEO Allan Lear with Brisbane City Council's Strategy Manager - Waste Services, Harry Copeland



Pictured Below:  Hahn Environmental Chemist Doug Stuart, with DEEDI Project Manager Ian Gilbert



Pictured Below:  Hahn CEO Allan Lear with DEEDI's David Licence



Pictured Below:  Hahn CEO Allan Lear with Queensland Government Attendee.