15 years highlighting Research & Innovation in Waste and Biomass Valorisation

8th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation

July 13-16, 2020

May 31 - June 4, 2021 in VIRTUAL mode

Additional abstracts are welcome!

WasteEng2020 turns to a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE from May 31 to June 4, 2021, with LIVE INTERACTIVE SESSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS

  • WasteEng2020 goes virtual. Technical details will be announced soon.
  • New dates are May 31-June 4, 2021 (5 days instead of 3.5 days)
  • Conference programme: since the time zones of the participants countries are very spread (from UTC-7 to UTC+10) the duration of the conference will be limited to 6 hours/day in live to keep strong interactions between the participants (live sessions and discussions).
  • Papers: the decisions already made on your paper(s) are kept. The deadline for modifications of your abstract(s) is maintained at December 4, 2020 (see the procedure here). All accepted papers will be presented as a pre-recorded video (including posters) and the details will be announced soon.
  • Additional papers: call for additional abstract(s) is still open until December 4, 2020.
  • Registrations: everything already made is kept, those who have registered already will keep their completed registration for the virtual conference. Fees have been updated and the registered participants will be contacted soon.
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Prof Robert C. Brown

Dr. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU).
Dr. Brown is the founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), which coordinates ISU’s research, educational, and outreach activities related to biobased products and bioenergy. His research interests focus on thermochemical processing of biomass into energy, fuels and chemicals. Dr. Brown has written over 300 refereed research papers and book chapters. He wrote Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, widely used as a textbook around the world. His book Why Are We Producing Biofuels received the Book of the Year Award from Biofuels Digest in 2012. He edited Thermochemical Processing of Biomass, the second edition released in April 2019, and co-edited Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: Advances in Science and Technology, released by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2017. Dr. Brown received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1980. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He received the Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science in 2015. He has eighteen patents, one of which received a R&D 100 Award from Research and Development Magazine.

Prof Gerasimos Lyberatos

Prof. Gerasimos Lyberatos is currently professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens and a collaborating faculty member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas).

He obtained his B.S. at M.I.T. and his M.S. and Ph.D. at CALTECH (USA). His research interests are in Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Technologies for liquid and solid waste treatment and valorization. He has over 190 publications in International refereed Journals, and over 250 participations in International Conferences, 9 Chapters in books and two books. He has supervised 35 PhD theses. He has organized two International Conferences. Prof. Lyberatos is Editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer) and is also the President of the Hellenic Water Association, the Greek governing member of IWA.

Dr Ajit Sapre

Dr Sapre is President of R&T, Reliance Industries Ltd Group (India).

Dr Sapre has 40 years of experience in the petroleum refining and petrochemicals business, and new business development based on cutting edge technology developments and management. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and MBA from Cornell University. His experience includes technical and managerial assignments in research, engineering, licensing, business, manufacturing units and corporate planning. He has worked in upstream, downstream (refining, petrochemicals, polyester, lubes) and renewable energy sectors.

Ajit has strong management and technical background in processes and catalyst development, chemical reaction engineering, optimization technologies, computer integrated manufacturing and intellectual asset management.
He has published more than 100 technical papers, one book and has more than 45 U.S. patents to his credit.


Theme issues - Waste and Biomass Valorization (IF 2.358)

Only authors of selected papers (based on the abstract) will be invited to submit a journal paper for review in Theme Issues.

After this step, the papers will follow the regular peer-review process of the journal Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer).


Just released!

Handbook on Characterization of Biomass, Biowaste and Related Byproducts

This book provides authoritative information, techniques and data necessary for the appropriate understanding of biomass and biowaste (understood as contaminated biomass) composition and behaviour while processed in various conditions and technologies.

    • Biomass, biowaste and related by-products
    • Biomass, biowaste and by-products characterization
    • Biogas and syngas characterization
    • Condensable and liquid compounds analysis
    • Particle matters characterization
    • Solid residues characterization
    • 15 chapters
    • 1500 pages
    • 87 co-authors
    • 37 teams from prominent universities and institutions
    • 16 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, the Netherlands, UK and USA

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For Canadian residents, it will be possible to pay in CAD.

Early-bird student fees
250€ / 410 CAD

Early-bird standard fees
450€ / 710 CAD

Early-bird scientific committee fees
350€ / 560 CAD

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