24th - 25th November 2020, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The leading event for bioresource and biowaste professionals; showcasing operational experience, regulatory change, research and new technology across the water and waste sectors.
The 2020 conference call for papers remains open! With the ongoing uncertainty around event attendance and lots of requests for additional time, we’ve extended the abstract deadline until 8th June. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted.
Find out all you need to know about preparing an abstract on the conference website.
2020 Key Themes
Now that AMP7 is underway, the UK water industry is striving to meet Ofwat’s challenging final determinations, which will require it to do more with less: reducing customers’ bills whilst meeting tighter environmental constraints.
With £200million being made available to stimulate innovation, we can expect to see a renewed focus on sludge processing and associated value chains – but we may also see a slew of initiatives prompted by COVID-19. What opportunities might there be to increase remote operability or to set up a future pandemic early warning system through strategic sludge testing?
Alongside these operational challenges, the Environment Agency is taking a close look at regulation of both treatment and land application of biosolids – which could provide clarity around co-processing, even if compliance costs continue to impose a significant economic barrier. It remains to be seen whether closer regulatory alignment between the sludge and biowaste sectors leads to meaningful cross-sector collaboration on thorny issues such as microplastics.
These topics and more will be addressed at the 2020 European Biosolids and Bioresources’ conference.
In addition to the technical sessions, the event will also feature a 30-stand exhibition, the Student and Early Career Professionals’ Poster Award, a site visit to one of Northumbrian Water’s STWs, and a conference dinner at the impressive Wylam Brewery! Find out more at www.european-biosolids.com
Sponsorship and Exhibition
Interested in sponsorship opportunities for 2020 Biosolids Conference? Download the sponsorship guide to get an idea of some of the options available, or contact Frances Woodhead directly to discuss a bespoke sponsorship package tailored to your needs.
Exhibition Rate just £995 (+VAT). Limited space still available. Book now