A part of the DECISIVE approach to the valorisation of urban biowaste and the Solid-State Fermentation which is a part of this approach will be presented by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Ontario, Canada at this year’s edition of WasteEng Conference.
The 8th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation (WasteEng20) is a great opportunity to disseminate the results obtained from the demonstrative sites of the DECISIVE project. It will take place from the 13th to the 16th of July at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). In the last edition (2018), 400 participants from 60 countries participated in the conference, coming from universities, research centers, and industries. WasteEng offers discussions about progress and innovation in waste and biomass pre-treatments, valorisation, energy efficiency, and circular economy.
The Solid-State Fermentation (SSF) technology performance at demonstrative scale will be presented in this edition by Laura Mejias, who is the industrial PhD candidate working with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Aeris, in charge of the SSF pilot plant operation. This is the last step of the DECISIVE project to demonstrate the feasibility of valorising digestate and biowaste into a compost enriched with Bacillus thuringiensis-derived biopesticides. The conference will be focused on the operational strategy developed at lab and bench-scale and its reproducibility at the demonstrative reactor, by discussing the spore productivities achieved in all different scales, as well as on the scalability issues of this technology.