8th international symposium on energy from biomass and waste


Announcing Venice 2020 as a Virtual Conference

Based on the concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community’s ability to travel, Venice 2020 will take place as a fully virtual conference!

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Present your EU Project at the Venice Symposium

If you are currently involved in a EU funded project, Venice 2020 is the perfect stage for dissemination of your activities and results! Send us a brief description of the project by August 7th.

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Venice Symposium partners with SUM 2020

We are excited to announce that the Venice Symposium will be partnering with SUM 2020 - Fifth Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy.

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About VENICE 2020

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of biological, chemical and thermal processes. Existing biomass and waste to energy technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. Despite growing interest in the use of these technologies, in many countries their implementation remains limited.

The aim of the Venice Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields.

Due to the COVID-19 global emergency, the 2020 edition of the conference has been converted to a fully virtual event. Although the health and safety of our participants is our top priority, we remain strongly committed to continuing to foster the diffusion of scientific knowledge, even in these difficult times. This is the reason why we have decided to convert Venice 2020 into an online-only conference.

The virtual edition of the Symposium will feature: highly interactive live sessions  workshops  round tables  e-poster presentations  Q&A moderated chats  a virtual exhibition by companies working in the field several opportunities for networking expected attendance of over 400 delegates from all over the world.

The Symposium is organised by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) with the scientific support of the Universities of Padova, Trento, Hokkaido, Rostock, Tsinghua, Queensland and Hamburg University of Technology.

The event will be partnering with another important IWWG conference: SUM 2020 – 5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy, 18-20 November 2020 (virtual).

Coordinated by

  • William CLARKE
    University of Queensland (AU)
  • Raffaello COSSU
    University of Padova (IT)
  • Jianguo LIU
    Tsinghua University (CN)
  • Michael NELLES
    University of Rostock (DE)
  • Rainer STEGMANN
    Hamburg University of Technology (DE)
  • Jianhua YAN
    Zhejiang University (CN)

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