European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference


Europe’s leading conference for the bioresource and biowaste industries

24-25 November –  St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne


The 2020 call for papers deadline has now passed, however, we are still able to consider late submissions. View the 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


Why Attend?


  • 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 realise that attending an event this year may be uncertain right now. Please be assured that we are considering all the options to ensure attendee safety and experience.  Hopefully we will be able to welcome you to St James’ Park in Newcastle – but if this is not possible the conference will be delivered virtually so you can still join us.

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.


Hear why our 2019 attendees believe this is a must-attend event…

Sponsorship Steering Committee 2020 Site Visit

St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


24-25 November 2020

  • 2019 Attendee Feedback


    “A most informative and illuminating two days once again, with new processes, insight into industry wants, needs and strategies.”
    Senior Process Engineer

    “Yet again an outstanding event in our business”
    Technical Director

    “Excellent conference covering many aspects of the Bioresources arena. Great to share other people’s work and take the learning back to our own organisation.”
    Senior Process Advisor

    “Excellent opportunity to network and share information at very comprehensive conference which offers a fantastic overview of the contemporary issues facing biosolids today.”
    Process Scientist