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A conference on Decentralised Management of Urban Biowaste to take place alongside with the next DECISIVE General Assembly

A Conference On Decentralised Management Of Urban Biowaste To Take Place Alongside With The Next DECISIVE General Assembly

Alongside with the next DECISIVE General Assembly in Barcelona which takes place on 24 and 25 April, the hosts – the Catalan Waste Agency (ARC) is organising an open conference on decentralised management of urban biowaste on 26 April.

The conference will take place at the Campus of Bellaterra of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The conference will feature the DECISIVE project, with the participation of the partners of the Consortium, together with other projects on circular economy and decentralized management that are currently ongoing in Catalonia.  The adjustment of decentralized management in the current centralised planning systems will be debated in a roundtable of experts, as well.

The main mission of the project is to implement a decentralized system for the treatment of the municipal biowaste in small areas, near the source of waste generation, complementing the centralized system in large facilities far from the point of generation. This approach aims at conveying to the citizens the idea of circular economy and the concept of waste is a resource, favouring the integration of this reality into their everyday routines.

One of the activities in which the ARC is involved is the realization of a pilot study for decentralized biowaste management in Catalonia. The test will be carried out at the Campus of Bellaterra of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and consists in the installation of an anaerobic micro digester to treat the biowaste generated in the restaurants of the Campus. From The process will generate biogas which can be converted into energy as well as a digest, from which bio-products of added value can be extracted.

The programme will be diverse and can be found here.

Registrations are now open and the participation is free. The registration form can be found here.

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