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The DECISIVE project announces its Final Conference!

The DECISIVE Project Announces Its Final Conference!

Titled “The way towards decentralised biowaste management”, the Final Conference will take place on 20 October and will round up the previous 5 years of work the project partners invested in it and share the key achievements and conclusions with a wider audience.

This Conference will go back to the very beginnings of the project, its underlying principles and objectives that were set back in 2016 and gradually cover all the different stages of the project and finish with the results obtained by deploying the DECISIVE solution in practice. Nonetheless, this Final Conference wouldn’t be complete without looking ahead and assessing the deployed technology’s potential for replication and multiplication in different circumstances and settings. In order to do so, all project partners who contributed to the project with their knowledge and skills will be featured in order to be able to match the expectations of various target groups that are expected to register for the Conference – universities and research institutes, local and regional authorities, industry and private companies, waste management experts and more.

The Conference will use a story telling method coupled with panel discussions among experts in order to appropriately convey the most important messages the project has to share at its final stage. A brand new video shot at the project’s demonstration site in Lyon will also have its premiere during the Final Conference! The Conference will be split in three parts, with the speakers to be announced soon. The Conference will start at 9h00 CET on 20 October and will last until 14h00 CET.

Due to existing uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will take place online.

09.00 | Keynote speeches

09.05 | Welcome speech from the project coordinator; Anne Tremier, INRAE

09.15 | Final Conference official opening; Iain Gulland, ACR+ president and Executive Director at Zero Waste Scotland

09.30 | The Idea

09.35 | Functional separate biowaste collection; Ina Koerner, Technical University of Hamburg

09.45 | Micro Anaerobic Digestion and Solid State Fermentation as the drivers towards biowaste valorisation; Anne Tremier, INRAE, Oscar Prado, AERIS

10.00 | Allowing local and regional authorities to assess their biowaste collection and treatment schemes; Rosaria Chifari, Fundacio ENT

10.15 | Q&A session with the speakers

10.15 – 10.30 | Grabbing a coffee/tea/breakfast break

10.30 | The Reality

10.35 | Collecting and valorising biowaste from major producers; Axelle Degueurce, INRAE

10.50 | Separate collection and its challenges; Teresa Guerrero, Catalan Waste Agency

11.05 | Collecting quality biowaste from households; Alberto Piani, A&T 2000

10.20 | Q&A session with the speakers

11.30 | The Outlook

11.35  | Policy recommendations (panel discussion); moderated by Anne Tremier, INRAE

  • Marianne Thomsen, Aarhus University
  • Giulio Poggiaroni, European Biomass Industry Association
  • Marco Giacomazzi, European Biogas Association/European Compost Network

12.15 | Business uptake and replication; moderated by Jean-Benoit Bel, ACR+

  • Pablo Kroff, SUEZ
  • Claudio Fontana, ITS Energy
  • Paul-Edouard Koeltz and Stephane Vernede, ENWISE
  • Nicolas Scherrier, Brussels Environment

13.00 | Closing the Final Conference

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