MEET THE EXPERT
Energy from food waste


SESSION C1 / 16 November 2020 / 13:15 - 13:45
MEET THE EXPERT
Michael Nelles, University of Rostock (DE)



Energy from food waste





Biogenic waste (kitchen and garden waste, biowaste from the food industry, restaurant waste, biogenic waste in agriculture, etc.) occurs in large quantities worldwide. Current disposal practices lead to significant environmental problems. Possible solutions which are already practiced in many countries are the separate collection and combined material-energetic recycling of biowaste. In his lecture, Michael Nelles will present the current status and the developments with a focus on energetic recovery as the basis for the subsequent discussion.


Michael Nelles is full professor of Waste Management and Material Flow at the faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Rostock, Germany. He is the Scientific Director of the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig and Member of Scientific Advisory Boards for different national and international conferences and journals. He is author of over 300 articles, chapters in books and journals. His research activity is oriented to: fundamental and applied aspects of waste management, with focus on technological, environmental and economic aspects to mechanical, biological and thermal treatment systems of waste and biomass in different recycling and recovery routes.