8th international symposium on energy from biomass and waste


4 parallel tracks of oral sessions,
special sessions, e-posters
and virtual technical tours

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be part of 2020 online edition!

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Symposium structure now available!

We are happy to announce that a programme overview has been published, including 4 parallel tracks of oral sessions, workshops, Meet the Expert sessions, posters and virtual technical tours.

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Take your research on the (virtual) stage with a variety of presentation options: oral / poster / workshop / science slam / EU projects Meeting. Late abstracts still accepted!

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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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