Europe’s leading conference for the bioresource and biowaste industries
24-25 November – St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The 2020 conference call for papers remains open! We’ve received lots of requests for additional time to prepare abstracts and are pleased to be able to extend the deadline until 8th June. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted. Abstract guidelines.
Celebrating it’s 25th year, this industry-leading conference provides an essential annual update on the latest innovations, best practice, cutting-edge technology and research in the wastewater and resource management industries.
Now that AMP7 is underway, the UK water industry is striving to meet Ofwat’s challenging final determinations, which will require it to do more with less: reducing customers’ bills whilst meeting tighter environmental constraints.
With £200million being made available to stimulate innovation, we can expect to see a renewed focus on sludge processing and associated value chains – but we may also see a slew of initiatives prompted by COVID-19. What opportunities might there be to increase remote operability or to set up a future pandemic early warning system through strategic sludge testing?
Alongside these operational challenges, the Environment Agency is taking a close look at regulation of both treatment and land application of biosolids – which could provide clarity around co-processing, even if compliance costs continue to impose a significant economic barrier. It remains to be seen whether closer regulatory alignment between the sludge and biowaste sectors leads to meaningful cross-sector collaboration on thorny issues such as microplastics.
These topics and more will be addressed at the 2020 European Biosolids and Bioresources’ conference in Newcastle.
2020 Key Themes
- Engineering and biological advances in AD
- Challenges and opportunities for pathogen testing in sludges
- Ammonia management
- Thickening and dewatering
- Landbank security
- Process modelling & software developments
- Get insights from industry experts with 60+ technical presentations delivered over 2 days
- Network with over 250 attendees from around the world
- Access the exhibition of up to 30 companies showcasing their key products and services
- Socialise and network with fellow delegates and colleagues at the conference dinner
- Join the local site visit to one of Northumbrian Water’s WWTWs on Thursday 26th Nov
COVD-19 update: We understand that it’s a challenging time to consider your attendance, but we are putting plans in place to bring the biosolids community together virtually, should strict social-distancing measures remain in place at this time. Please be assured that the usual opportunities to present, sponsor and exhibit are genuine and certain at this time – please get in touch if you would like to discuss options, (e. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sponsorship Steering Committee 2020 Site Visit