Call for Abstracts
The 2023 Call for Abstracts has now closed for oral presentations, however we are still accepting poster submissions.
If you would like to present a poster at the conference please email your 200-word abstract to Frances – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify if you are eligible for the Student and Early Career Professionals’ Poster Award (see below)
- Emerging contaminants & landbank security
- Process emissions & the journey to net zero
- Advances in anaerobic digestion, biogas processing, thickening, dewatering & liquor treatment
- The circular economy & the role for nutrient recovery
- Innovating bioresources
- Advanced Thermal Conversion Processes
Approaches to harnessing energy from sewage sludges and applying biosolids to land are well established and at the heart of the circular economy. Advanced anaerobic digestion and the valuable products of biogas and biomethane are key elements of net zero ambitions. Our understanding of process emissions in and around bioresources is growing, but the regulatory landscape and how the Industrial Emissions Directive will be implemented is unclear. Future outlets for biosolids are uncertain and we need to face up to the realities of emerging contaminants including PFAS and microplastics. Our industry is considering alternative processing options to recover nutrients and end routes including gasification and pyrolysis; but can these technologies deliver the reliability we require, at neutral cost and net zero?
This year’s European Biosolids & Bioresource 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 are now inviting submissions on the themes above.
Abstract Submission Deadline – 9th June 2023
As this is a technical conference, we encourage papers 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.
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.
*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.
All speakers are required to register for the conference – please see fees detailed below:
|Speakers and Water Utilities||£550||£650||£350|
|Early Career Professionals||£595||£695||£400|
|Students, Academics, Charities, Government Bodies and NGO’s||£250||£300||£195|
If you have any queries about conference registration please contact Clare Hunter – email@example.com
CIWEM & Aqua Enviro
We are delighted to announce that CIWEM will be collaborating with Aqua Enviro to publish a special issue of the Water and Environment Journal, which will include expanded versions of the papers presented at this year’s Biosolids conference.
Aqua Enviro events are well recognised and respected worldwide. These annual events act as a unique platform to disseminate technological, processes and science advancements in the interface between academia and industry in both water and wastewater areas, which fit perfectly with the scope of the Water and Environmental Journal.
“First and foremost the conference is an unrivalled networking event with a huge selection of key contacts from the UK water industry in attendance. I always learn something new that I can take back to my business to help us target how we can match our offering to add value to our customers.”
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
“Many thanks to your team at Aqua Enviro for delivering great conference, it was fantastic, we thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Business Analyst (Bioresources), 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”