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Venice Symposium 2018

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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.

Event Type:
Conference/Seminar
Date:
Oct. 15-18, 2018
Venue:
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
Location:
Venice , Italy

The aim of the Venice 2018 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of different substrates and biological/thermal technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The conference will feature three days of scientific presentations plus one day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants, with an expected attendance of over 600 delegates from tens of different countries worldwide.

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 2018 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 2016, was attended by over 500 scientists and operators from approximately 57 different countries.

The seventh 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

The conference will be held in the eminent meeting centre of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, internationally renowned as one of the most relevant congress venue in Venice. Advantageous conditions will be offered to companies wishing to display their practical experience and innovative technologies. Meeting opportunities will also be created to foster cooperation between those involved in industrial production and material recycling.

The Symposium is organized by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Venezia, with the scientific support of the Universities of Padova, Hokkaido, Queensland, Rostock, Trento, Tsinghua and Hamburg University of Technology.

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 (Biogas, Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Liquified Gas, etc.)
Production processes, Quality, Technologies, Handling and storage, Residues management.

C. Biological Waste to Energy (Anaerobic digestion, Microbial Fuel Cell, Biofuel)
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.

N. Thermochemical processes

O. Mass and energy balances

P. Process modelling

Q. Fuel upgrading

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