This side-event of the EUBCE is delivered by the Horizon 2020 project SaltGae. It is open to all attendees of the EUBCE 2019.
Water is an invaluable and essential resource for human life and for the environment, as well as an economic sector of growing importance for Europe. However, European water is under increasing pressure from the continuous growth in demand and from pollution derived from human activity. Moreover, fast emerging factors, such as the accelerating climate change, pose major challenges for water management across the EU.
For industries generating vast amounts of wastewater, such as the food and beverage industries, the management of their residues required to comply with the EU directives implies direct costs which can be very high.
SaltGae consortium is organizing a clustering event within the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition 2019. The event brings together specially invited projects and experts related to wastewater treatments. The aim of this clustering event is to provide specialists and projects with a forum to meet each other, share experiences and find synergies, new partnerships and possibilities for cooperation.
11:00 Introduction to algal and other nutrient recovery technologies
Dr.Raul Muñoz, Associate Professor,University of Valladolid
11:20 Presentation of Saltgae Project
Dr. Robert Reinhardt, CEO, Algen
11:35 Presentation of Water2Return project
Pilar Zapata Aranda, Project Manager, Bioazul
11:50 Presentation of European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform
Ludwig Hermann, ESPP
12:05 Presentation of SABANA project
Dr. Fransisco Gabriel Acien Fernandez, Associate Professor, University of Almeria
12:20 Presentation of SYSTEMIC project
Ludwig Hermann, ESPP
12:35 Presentation of ALL-GAS and RUN4LIFE project
Frank Rogala, Director of Innovation and Technology Department, Aqualia
12:50 Presentation of SMART-Plant project
Daniel Dias, Associate Professor, University of Lisbon
João Ribeiro, Associate Professor, University of Lisbon
13:05 Panel: Identifying potential customers
Open discussion with the involvement of all speakers.
13:40 Closing remarks