Symposium Agenda

The conference programme is structured in 4 parallel tracks of sessions. As the Symposium will be held on a virtual platform, the online tools will give us the chance to introduce new interesting features and to provide a variety of sessions and contents that will enhance the symposium programme.

The traditional oral sessions will be organized as a set of oral presentations, followed by a moderated live discussion in which speakers will answer the questions received by the attendees in the Q&A box. Workshops are primarily focused on open discussion among participants, so they will be highly interactive live-streamed sessions, during which attendees can join the debate with camera and microphone. The sessions will be opened by short introductory lectures that will kick-start the critical discussion among participants.

The new "Meet the Expert" sessions are live sessions featuring keynote speeches delivered by highly reputed scientists who will examine specific topics in great depth and answer questions from delegates. During the "In the Ring" sessions two speakers will discuss a controversial topic on which they have diametrically opposite views, highlighting pros and cons of the issue. A moderator will manage the discussion and introduce questions from the audience in order to fuel the debate.

E-posters will be made available as PDF files, accessible on-demand throughout the conference. Attendees will be able to comment and ask questions to the authors via Q&A and chat.

As per tradition, the Symposium will also include three technical tours which this year will be held virtually.

Click on the session titles to discover the full list of presentations and speakers in each session.

  • Oral sessions

  • Meet the expert

  • Special sessions

  • Italian sessions

Monday 16 November 2020

11:45 - 13:00
UTC +1


Chair: Raffaello Cossu (IT)

13:15 - 14:30
UTC +1

session A1

Biomass and waste characterisation

Chair: Gabriela Ionescu (RO)

session B1

Biomass to energy in Developing countries I

Chair: Mert Gülüm (TR)

session D1

A global vision on Waste & Biomass management

Chair: Marco Ritzkowski (DE)

14:45 - 16:00
UTC +1

session A2

Decision tools and strategies

Chair: Cora Bulmau-Gheorghe (RO)

session B2

Workshop: What should developing countries learn from developed countries

Chair: Jianguo Liu (CN)

16:15 - 17:30
UTC +1

session A3

Process modeling I

Chair: Vincenzo Torretta (IT)

session B3


Chair: Umberto Arena (IT)

17:45 - 18:30
UTC +1

TECHNICAL TOUR: Copenhill Waste-To-Energy plant and ski slope - Copenhagen

Chair: Marco Ragazzi (IT) - Guests: Patrik Gustavsson (DK), Ole Hedegaard Madsen (DK), Niccolò Bertocchi (IT)

Tuesday 17 November 2020

13:15 - 14:30
UTC +1

session A4

Process modeling II

Chair: Aida Ben-Hassen Trabelsi (TN)

session B4

Anaerobic digestion - Process optimisation I

Chair: Marco Schiavon (IT)

session D4

Biomass to energy in Developing countries II

Chair: Mert Gülüm (TR)

14:45 - 16:00
UTC +1

session A5

Hydrothermal and other processes

Chair: Nicole Berge (US)

session B5

Anaerobic digestion - Process optimisation II

Chair: Kazuei Ishii (JP)

session D5

PhD Resources and Dissemination

Chair: G. Ionescu (RO)

17:45 - 18:30
UTC +1

TECHNICAL TOUR: Cadino Anaerobic digester

Chair: Marco Ragazzi (IT) - Guest: M. Zorzi (IT)

Wednesday 18 November 2020

11:45 - 13:00
UTC +1

session A7

Thermal treatments: combustion

Chair: Elena C. Rada (IT)

session B7

Anaerobic digestion: biogas exploitation

Chair: Costantinos Psomopoulos (GR)

16:15 - 17:30
UTC +1

session A9

Residues from waste to energy

Chair: Deborah Panepinto (IT)

session B9

Anaerobic digestion perspectives

Chair: Cristopher Eden (GB)

session C9


17:45 - 18:30
UTC +1

TECHNICAL TOUR: Bolzano Waste-To-Energy plant

Chair: Marco Ragazzi (IT) - Guest: M. Palmitano (IT)

Thursday 19 November 2020

Poster session