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ReUseWaste News #9

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Welcome to Issue #9 of ReUseWaste News. In this issue we present two research briefs from ReUseWaste felows Thanos and Yong. We furthermore present news about the final ReUseWaste conference as well as other project news and compilation of relevant conferences. 

Drying of seperated digestate solids: Effects on ammonium 

Athanasios Pantelopoulos, ReUseWaste fellow from University of Copenhagen, reports on his work about the drying of separated digestate solids, and how pH and temperature effect ammonium contents. Read Thanos research brief

Mitigation of ammonia and GHG's from manure management chains

ReUseWaste fellow Yong Hou, from Wageningen University, has compiled a research brief about his review work looking at mitigation of ammonia, nitrous oxide and methane emissions from manure management chains. Read Yongs research brief

Two ReUseWaste PI's appointed to EU Nitrogen Expert Panel

Prof. Lars Stoumann Jensen, Univ. of Copenhagen and Prof. Oene Oenema, Wageningen Univ., have been appointed to the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel, recently established by key European scientists, policy makers and industry representatives. The general objective of the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel is to generate new ideas, recommend effective proposals and solutions and to communicate a vision on how to improve the nitrogen use efficiency in the food chain in Europe. Read more about the panel and the future work to be conducted

ReUseWaste fellow presents paper at symposium in Japan

ReUseWaste fellow Maxwell Owusu-Twum recently presented a paper at the 9th IWA international sysmposium on waste management: problems in agro-industries, held in Kochi, Japan from 24-26 November 2014. Maxwell's presentation was entitled 'Gaseous emissions and modification of organic compounds in cattle slurry during anaerobic storage: effect of acidification and biological additves' Read the Abstract and take a look at his oral presentation

ReUseWaste poster at Energy and Environment conference

ReUseWaste fellow George Bekiaris was co-author of a poster presented at  the conference: Energy and Environment for the Future - Sustainable energy for a fossil free society and environmentally friendly technologies which was held 24-25 November 2014 in Copenhagen.

The poster, prepared together with colleagues from the Biochain project at University of Southern Denmark was entitled: Rapid determination of recalcitrant organic carbon applying Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and a Fourier Transform Infrared-Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (FTIR-PAS) for biogas production

ReUseWaste Keynotes at conference in Barcelona

Two of the principal investigators in ReUseWaste, Prof. Paolo Balsari from Univ. of Torino, and Prof. Lars Stoumann Jensen, Univ. of Copenhagen were invited as keynote speakers at the recent international conference “Challenges in fertilization and manure management” held in Vic, near Barcelona in Spain, on 17.18 Dec 2014.

Lars Stoumann Jensen gave a presentation titled “Fertilization of field crops based on the use of animal manures” while Paolo Balsari gave two presentations, one on “The soli-liquid separation systems as part of the management of manure” and the other titled “Equipment for applying organic fertilizers”. The presentations can be requested from the authors.

The conference was attended by over 400 professionals, advisors, and researchers within the field of livestock, fertilization and crop production. Conference organisers were Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d'Agricultura i Ramaderia. Read more about the event


The conference will focus on closing the loop linking rural production and urban consumption systems and on the development of more sustainable integrated solutions for the handling of residues.

Agriculture produces bioresources for food and increasingly also for material and energy provision. The majority of agro-products are used in urban areas where they are connected with waste and wastewater generation. On the one hand, these residues are actually disposed or ineffciently treated, on the other they have value for agricultural production.


ManeREsource Conference to be held in December 2015

The ManuREsource International conference on manure management and valorization is now scheduled for December 2-3-4 2015, Ghent, Belgium. Bearing the successful first edition of the conference in mind, the Organising Committee wishes to continue the exchange of experiences and knowledge between European regions on effective policy measures dealing with manure surplus and innovations in manure treatment technologies.

More information about the call for abstracts, registration and venue will soon be available on the conference website.

Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries 2015

The 11th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-11) will take place in York, UK on 3 - 5 June 2015.

The conference will provide an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference will also provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations.

Call for abstracts - deadline is January 15th 2015.

Read more about the conference

New issue of SCOPE newsletter

A new issue of the newsletter of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) is out now. Read it here

Newsletter from IneMad project

A new issue of the IneMad Newsletter has been released. Read the newsletter here

The next issue of ReUseWaste News will be out in February 2015. 

Ideas or suggestions?

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Sendt d. 6 January 2015

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