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Tuesday 1 June 2021

Recovery of valuable resources from wastewater

EU Green Week partner event

Sewage and other wastewater streams contain valuable substances that can be used as raw materials for bio-based products. However, in Europe this potential is hardly exploited yet, which results in loss of valuable materials. At the same time the re-use of sewage water could lead to reduction of CO2-emmissions and reduction of the use of fossil fuels.

On Tuesday 1 June 09.30 – 12.00, the Interreg NWE project WoW! (wider business opportunities for raw materials from waste water) will organize an online webinar about the different possibilities to recover valuable resources from wastewater. Besides results from WoW!, also BBI-JU project Deeppurple, Interreg 2 Seas project Nereus and Horizon 2020 project nextGen will tell more about their approaches to recover resources from wastewater.

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9:35h Experiences with PHA production on the WWTP Wuppertal-Buchenhofen in half technical scale by Heidrun Steinmetz and Thomas Uhrig - University of Kaiserslautern – WoW!
9:55hPyrolysis of STP sievings (cellulose) to (activated) biochar, bio-oil and acids by  Coert Petri - Water authority Vallei & Veluwe – WoW!
10:15hRenewable GAC for the elimination of micropollutants by Luca Loreggian - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland - nextGen.
10:35h Break

Solar biorefineries: bioenergy and valuable resources from urban waste streams by Victor Monsalvo - Aqualia eco-efficiency - Deeppurple.

11:05hBiodiesel production from sludge generated in urban sewage treatment plant by Zuzana Dedova - University of Luxembourg – WoW!
11:25hNew energy and resources from urban sanitation by Veerle Depuydt - Vlakwa/Flemish Knowledge Centre Water - Nereus 
11:45hRecovery of Resources from sewage – Decision Support Tool by Jappe de Best and Alexander Compeer – Avans -  Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy – WoW!
12:00hWrap up & closure.
Location: Online
Organiser: Interreg NWE project WoW!