The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of biological, chemical and thermal processes. Existing biomass and waste to energy technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. Despite growing interest in the use of these technologies, in many countries their implementation remains limited.
The aim of the Venice 2014 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The previous edition of the Symposium, held in 2012, was attended by nearly 580 scientists and operators from approximately 62 different countries.
The fifth edition of the Symposium will be held in the stunning island of San Servolo in the Venetian Lagoon and will feature:
- Three days of scientific presentations
- One day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants
- Six parallel oral sessions (one of which will be in Italian), poster sessions and an exhibition by companies working in the field
- Expected attendance of over 600 delegates from tens of different countries worldwide
The Symposium is organized by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) with the scientific support of the Universities of Queensland, Padova, Hokkaido, Rostock, Trento and Hamburg University of Technology.