8th international symposium on energy from biomass and waste
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista / Venice . Italy
16-19 November 2020


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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 2020 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. The previous edition of the Symposium, held in 2018, was attended by over 400 scientists and operators from approximately 43 different countries.

The eighth edition of the Symposium will feature:

  • Three days of scientific presentations
  • One day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants
  • Oral sessions, a poster session and an exhibition by companies working in the field
  • Expected attendance of over 500 delegates from tens of different countries worldwide

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.

Coordinated by

  • William CLARKE
    University of Queensland (AU)
  • Raffaello COSSU
    University of Padova (IT)
  • Jianguo LIU
    Tsinghua University (CN)
  • Toshihiko MATSUTO
    University of Hokkaido (JP)
  • Michael NELLES
    University of Rostock (DE)
  • Rainer STEGMANN
    Hamburg University of Technology (DE)

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