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Deadline extension/Call for abstracts: 1st International ABWET conference: Waste-to-Bioenergy: Applications to Urban Areas (Paris, France)

Mon, 10/31/2016
Kathleen Draper
You are invited to submit an abstract to contribute to the 1st International ABWET conference : Waste-to-Bioenergy : Applications to Urban Areas that will be held January 19-20, 2017 in Champs-sur-Marne (sub-urb of Paris) (France). The deadline to submit your abstract is November 15, 2016. For further info see
This conference aims to provide an overview on the potential of urban organic waste for bioenergy production to serve the heat and power demand in urban areas and to be integrated into existing energy and urban infrastructures (e.g. gas grid).
For this purpose, both the analysis of biomass resources, processing and conversion technologies suitable for urban energy systems, and the assessment of existing case studies of integration of bioenergy to serve heat/cool and electricity demand for urban areas will be used to capture the technical and non-technical key factors. These latter are known to influence the use of biomass in residential areas, and impact the most promising bioenergy routes for these applications.
Participants from academia and industry are invited to discuss recent scientific advances in the field. Through sessions with keynote lecture from internationally renowned leaders in their field and selected abstract presentations from conference attendants, the program will promote discussions on recent scientific advances.
The following topics  will be covered :
Topic 1: Potentials for biomass resources (composition, pre-treatment, co-digestion options)
Invited Speaker : Fiona Craddock or Aurore Médieu (Ordif, Paris, France) : Bin2Grid H2020 project: Turning unexploited food waste into biomethane supplied through local filling stations network
  • Food waste
  • Biowaste
  • OFMSW (Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste)
  • Sewage sludge
  • Co-digestion
  • Microalgal biomass
Topic 2: Processing and conversion technologies
Key note speaker: Prof. Christian Kennes (University of La Coruña, Spain),  Biogas upgrading and CO and CO2  convertion to value added fuels using biological routes
  • Anaerobic digestion technologies (reactor configuration, process control and modelling, microbial diversity, reactor optimization)
  • Heat and energy production (co-generation)
  • Biogas cleaning (H2S and CO2 removal, siloxane removal)
  • Biomethane injection in natural gas network 
  • Bioenergy technology co-products : e.g. solid digestates and liquid digester effluents (valorization and reuse), biochar
Topic 3: New generation conversion technologies
Key note speaker: Dr. Nicolas Bernet (INRA, Narbonne, France),  New generation conversion technologies
  • Hydrogen production
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Microbial electrolysis cells
  • Syngas production
Topic 4: Promising bioenergy routes and applications
 Key note speaker: Dr. Adrie Veeken (Attero, the Netherlands)
  • Case studies (full scale application)
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Integration in energy grid and urban infrastructures
  • Smart bioenergy energy solutions for cities
  • Demand based bioenergy production / integration with solar and wind power
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