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Venice 2016 - 6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste


The previous edition of the Symposium was attended by nearly 580 scientists and operators from approximately 62 different countries. The sixth edition will last four days and will include oral sessions, a poster session, an exhibition by companies working in the field and technical tours. The Symposium is organized by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) with the scientific support of the Universities of Queensland, Padova, Hokkaido, Rostock, Trento and Hamburg University of Technology. Venice 2016 will include the following topics: Biomass and waste characterization as a potential energy source, renewable fuel, anaerobic digestion, refuse-derived fuel / solid recovered fuel, thermal treatment, climate change and sink, ecotoxicological aspects and health issues, public acceptance, experiences and new developments, developing countries. the symposium will include oral/poster presentation, workshops and commercial.

Event Type:
Nov. 14-17, 2016
Venice , Italy

A. Biomass and waste characterisation as a potential energy source
Municipal and industrial waste, Agricultural and horticultural waste, Hazardous waste, Clinical waste, Shredded car light fractions ('car fluff”) etc., Analytical and monitoring parameters.

B. Renewable fuel (Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Gas liquification, Hydrogen)
Production processes, Quality, Technologies, Handling and storage, Residues management.

C. Anaerobic digestion
Appropriate technologies for different organic substrates, Processes, Operation, Gas treatment and utilization, Treatment of residues (digestate, wastewater), Analytical and monitoring parameters.

D. Refuse-derived fuel / Solid recovered fuel (RDF/SRF)
Characterisation and quality, Production, Handling and storage, Thermal utilisation, Co-combustion, Residues.

E. Thermal treatment (Combustion, Pyrolysis, Gasification and Others)
Processes, Energy utilization, Technologies, Efficiency, Upgrading of existing plants, Corrosion and Operation problems, Gas cleaning, Ash treatment and utilization.

F. Economic aspects
Capital and operational costs, Revenues, Financing.

G. Decision tools
LCA, Risk Assessment, Environmental impact assessment, Sustainability achievement, Energy and material balances.

H. Policies and Legal aspects
Regional, National and international approaches, EU Strategies and directives, Legal responsibilities.

I. Climate change and Sink
CO2 credits, Carbon balance, Reduction of GHG, Energy saving etc.

J. Ecotoxicological aspects and Health issues
Occupational health, Emissions and human exposition, Epidemiological studies.

K. Public acceptance
Information campaigns, Public involvement, Mediation and consensus.

L. Experiences and new developments
Case studies, Pilot plants, R&D projects.

M. Developing countries
Adaptation of technologies, Specific developments, Political and financial perspectives.


The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of biological, chemical and thermal processes. Existing biomass and waste to energy technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. Despite growing interest in the use of these technologies, in many countries their implementation remains limited.

The aim of the Venice 2016 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The previous edition of the Symposium, held in 2014, was attended by over 500 scientists and operators from approximately 54 different countries.

The sixth edition of the Symposium will feature:

  • Three days of scientific presentations
  • One day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants
  • Six parallel oral sessions, poster sessions and an exhibition by companies working in the field
  • Expected attendance of over 600 delegates from tens of different countries worldwide

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