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Call for Abstracts

The 2024 Call for Abstracts is now open!

Submission Deadline: Friday 7th June

Share your best practice, ground-breaking technology or pioneering research at Europe’s premier event for biosolids and bioresource professionals and practitioners.

The investment requirements resulting from The Industrial Emissions Directive sit high on the immediate priority list of the Bioresources sector. Delivery will strain the supply chain, but we must remain focused too on the longer term where biosolids seem inevitably moving towards advanced thermal conversion.

The landbank is and will become less and less available due to constraints arising from nitrogen and phosphorus application, PFAS and other emerging contaminants.

In any of the possible future scenarios anaerobic digestion looks set to stay, as such advances in the process and supporting assets that deliver more energy, greater throughout and less biosolids are of great interest.

And where does the Circular Economy fit into this mix?

This year’s European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference, as ever, focuses upon the pressing issues facing our industry and practical examples of how the industry is and can meet these challenges.

We invite oral and poster presentations addressing the following hot topics:

2024 Themes

  • Measuring & mitigating process emissions – methane and more
  • Landbank challenges – PFAS, nitrogen and phosphorus, antimicrobial resistance
  • Maximising anaerobic digestion capacity, performance and the value of biogas
  • Advanced Thermal Conversion (ATC) processes – char and non char processes
  • Advances in thickening, dewatering and liquor treatment technologies
  • Realising circular economy opportunities – leveraging the value of technologies (e.g. cellulose, hydrogen)

 

Submit an Abstract – Deadline: 7th June

If you have any queries please get in touch with Frances – frances.woodhead@aquaenviro.co.uk


Technology Suppliers

As this is a technical conference, we encourage talks that share operational experiences. If you are a technology supplier and would like to be considered for an oral presentation, your abstract should include details such as site specifics and performance data. Ideally, the abstract should be presented by an appropriate client.

Event Sponsor

Student and Early Career Professionals’* Poster Award

The award will be judged and presented during the conference and is open to students and early career professionals under 35 working in the bioresource and biowaste sectors.

This is an opportunity for you to showcase your work to over 300 industry professionals and be in with a chance of winning a monetary prize.

Attending conferences is a great way to improve your professional network and expand your knowledge of the industry. Students and early career professionals are also offered significantly reduced rates.

Submit a Poster Abstract

*Early career professionals must be: an individual working professionally in the wastewater sector for less than 3 years after graduation; or an academic/postgraduate/post doctorate in a permanent position in a UK institution (full or part time), with no more than three years of experience at lecturer level.

Speaker Registration

All speakers are required to register for the conference – please see fees detailed below:

Early Bird  Standard Online
13th Sept.
Standard Delegate £695 £895 £450
Speakers and Water Utilities £550 £695 £350
Early Career Professionals £595 £750 £395
Students, Academics, Charities, Government Bodies and NGO’s £350 £395 £250

If you have any queries about conference registration please contact Clare Hunter – clare.hunter@aquaenviro.co.uk

Event Testimonials

“First and foremost the conference is an unrivalled networking event with a huge selection of key contacts from the UK water industry in attendance.”

Technical Support Manager, SNF

“Thank you for the outstanding organisation of the event. From our point of view it was just so smooth. Well done, congrats! See you next time”

International Business Development Manager, Biosolids Group, Veolia

“This was my first Biosolids conference – came away with plenty of food for thought, an insight into future strategy and technologies, and ideas to take back and implement now. Will be attending next year!”

Bioresource Production Planning Manager, United Utilities

“It was a great conference. I really like the strong presence of the UK water utilities on this event. Is certainly one of my go to events every year.”

Senior Lecturer in Bioresources Science and Engineering, Cranfield University

“Great conference, forward thinking, horizon expanding presentations.”

Technical Specialist (Sludge Processing), Yorkshire Water

“Good industry wide perspective of the challenges and new directions.”

Cost Transformation Lead, Thames Water

“This is a great opportunity to take in, in a very short time, a very good impression of where the industry is and where it’s going.”

Programme Manager, CCm Technologies

“Excellent way of understanding challenges throughout the sector with various different companies”

Treatment Works Manager, Northumbrian Water

“The Biosolids Conference is THE best conference to attend if you want to find out more about the latest innovations in the sector, to hear about the areas of interest and to meet the people doing the innovation – I recommend it regularly!”

BBSRC NIBB Network Manager, Southampton University

“Excellent event with interesting speakers and topics and extremely well organised”

European Sales Consultant, Lange Lyche Teknisk AS

“Hundreds of hours of useful research and reading distilled into two days”

Project Engineer, WEW Engineering Ltd

“Aqua Enviro continue to do a fantastic job at getting all the relevant parties together to discuss todays hot topics in Biosolids. T

he event is packed with highly valuable presentations delivered by experts in the field from all backgrounds: operations, science & research, engineering, consultancy, regulation, suppliers, etc.

The event is targeted well so it is big enough to have everyone in the room, but small enough to allow for people to network effortlesly.

This even is the highlight of the year to meet with good old friends and catch up.”

Principal Engineer, Cambi

“Cutting edge information on global trends, regulations and technologies. Great networking potential. I loved how well organized the conference was and easy to get acclimated.”

Vice President, CDM Smith

“This is certainly an annual go-to-event for me. The level of exposure that the European Bioresources and Biosolids conference gives on international priorities of the sector is outstanding.”

Senior Lecturer in Bioresources Science and Engineering, Cranfield University

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