European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference


Conference Programme

2018 timetable – download here.

Working with the Steering Committee we have developed a conference programme that includes a mix of invited speakers and those selected from the abstract submissions. The programme will be kept up to date on this page so please check back for updates.

2018 Sessions

  • Advances in Anaerobic Digestion

sponsored by       

  • Circular Economy
  • Modelling and Software Developments
  • Biogas and Energy Management
  • Landbank Security
  • Pre/Post Treatment and Thickening/Dewatering

Sponsored by:  

  • Panel Discussion: How close are we to tailoring microbial communities in AD?
  • Panel Discussion: How can we best ensure a sustainable land bank?
  • Workshop: Making the Bioeconomy Work – in Collaboration with the NNFCC


2018 Guest Speakers:

  • Dr James Chong, Royal Society Industry Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, University of York
    Understanding and manipulating microbial communities in AD
  • Andy Ball, RMIT Distinguished Professor, Director, Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation, School of Science, RMIT University, Australia
    Emerging contaminants: a perspective from outside Europe
  • Dr Richard Blanchard, Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy, Loughborough University
    Energy recovery from biogas
  • Dr Mark Healy, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway
    Findings of the Irish EPA study on emerging contaminants in sewage sludge
  • Dr David Tompkins1 and Steve Bungay2 1Aqua Enviro, UK, 2Helix Environmental Consultancy Ltd, UK
    Come in, number two – your time is up. Are microplastics the beginning of the end for ‘sludge to land’?
  • Testimonials

    “In my job I have attended most international, European and North American conferences on sludge treatment and biosolids use and from my experience, this conference remains the best in its field. I find the conference to be well organized, held in a great and convenient venue, and have a consistently high technical level of papers based on latest and cutting edge technologies and ideas. I always look forward to coming back.”

    Technical Director, Cambi

    “Aqua Enviro have once again managed to organise a conference that remains fresh, relevant and involving a wide range of professionals”

    Divisional Waste Sector Director, Pell Frischmann

    “The possibility to meet the key technical people involved in the different aspects of the sludge treatment during 2 or 3 days, outside the conventional business environment, is invaluable. I believe the Biosolids conference is the best technical event in Europe related to Sludge.”

    Technical Director, Veolia Water Technologies