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The effect of slurry acidification on particle size and seperation efficiency 

ReUseWaste fellow Iria Regueiro, from ISA-UL, has prepared a research brief about her work looking at the effect of acidification on particle size and separation efficiency. Read the research brief here. 

The effect of mechanical separation and slurry additives on oats 

ReUseWaste fellow  Maxwell Owusu-Twum, UTAD, has prepared a research brief entitled: Effect of mechanical separation and slurry additives on oat forage yield and quality in North-West Portugal. Read the research brief here. 

PhD course: Environmental Technology for Treatment and Management of the Biowaste Manure

One of the ReUseWaste partners, University of Copenhagen, offers a PhD course in Environmental Technology for Treatment and Management of the Bio-Waste Manure together with other partners from the Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network (NOVA). The course will be run in Tjele, Denmark from 24-29 August 2015, and is open to all PhD students within agricultural or environmental sciences. The aim of the course is to enable students to analyze and develop environmentally friendly technological and whole system solutions for organic biowaste utilization and recycling in agriculture, with the main focus on animal manures.

Participation in the course will give students a fundamental understanding of technologies for treatment of bio-waste that can reduce the emissions to environment (water courses, greenhouse gases, ammonia and other odours etc.) and other threats (e.g. soil compaction, hygienic questions) due to animal production. The course will give insight and hands on experience in the functionality of environmental technologies for the treatment of bio-waste, in particular animal manures. For further information, view the full course description. For information about admission and registration, please email Maibritt Hjorth 

Registration deadline for the course is June 1st 2015

New ReUseWaste article online 

A new paper by ReUseWaste fellow George Bekiaris and colleagues  is now online. The paper is entitled: FTIR–PAS: A powerful tool for characterising the chemical composition and predicting the labile C fraction of various organic waste products and has been published online in the journal Waste Management. 

UPDATE: FIRe scientific workshop and annual meeting, Germany

The program for the joint ReUseWaste scientific workshop on May 26th has been updated and now includes a range of exciting key-notes from researchers and one from an EU representative. View the latest program here. As of March 31st, there were 54 people registered to attend. 

The event will take place in Erfurt, Germany and starts with the joint scientific workshop on May 26th: Innovative strategies to improve the recycling of energy, nutrients and organic matter from waste materials. This scientific event is jointly organised by the EU research and training projects: FertiPlusIneMad, ReUseWaste and Biorefine Cluster Europe. The aim of the day is to create a forum for knowledge exchange, research discussion and sharing of innovative ideas between partners of the four projects, as well as with important stakeholder and end-users of the technologies and innovations created in the project. 

An internal ReUseWaste project meeting will be held on May 27th 2015, where Fellows and general project status and outcomes will be discussed and the annual supervisory board meeting will be held.

Read more about the event in Germany 

ManuREsource conference 2015: Call for abstracts  

The second edition of the ManuREsource conference, International conference on manure management and valorization, takes place on the 3th and 4th of December 2015 in Ghent, Belgium. The call for abstracts is now open. 

Participants are welcome to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations by June 30, 2015. Abstracts are invited in on one (or more) of the following topics:

• Fertilising with manure & digestate treatment products

• Product innovations and new markets for manure & digestate

• Environmental impact of manure & digestate treatment

• Process innovations in manure & digestate treatment

• Energy production from manure

More information about the call for abstracts is now available on the conference website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference secretariat: 

Launch of the VCM discussion forum 

Recently the Flemish coordination centre for Manure Processing (VCM) has launched a new discussion platform for all topics related to manure processing, in order to bring together all actors in this field.

The VCM-forum offers the opportunity to inform a large audience about a new technique/product, or optimisation of a process, in order to bring together supply and demand on an international level (supplying companies, manure processors, researchers, farmers, etc.).

We want to invite you to visit this forum, so you can be kept up-to-date about the latest developments in this field. The forum is also a tool where discussions can be held, ideas can rise and can be exchanged or partners can be searched.

Link to the forum (bilingual in Dutch and English)

New issue of IneMad Newsletter

A new issue of the newsletter of the research project IneMad is now out. Read the newsletter here 

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Sendt d. 31 March 2015

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