The Art of the Possible: Resource Recovery from Wastewater and Bioresources

13 May 2021, ONLINE

This one day conference will explore a number of aspects relevant to resource recovery – from innovative techniques and commercial opportunities to policy and regulatory frameworks.

Conference Themes: 

  • Embracing the circular economy: challenges and opportunities
  • Capturing nutrients and other inorganic resources
  • Carbon for materials and energy
  • Looking to the future: completely closing the loop


  • Christophe Lasseur, The European Space Agency
  • Professor Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • Chris Thornton, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, France
  • Céline Vaneeckhaute, Université Laval, Canada
  • Professor Ana Soares, Cranfield University, UK
  • Coos Wessels, CirTec BV, The Netherlands
  • Professor Ewan McAdam, Cranfield University, UK
  • Jappe de Best, Avans University of Applied Science,  The Netherlands
  • Zuzana Devoda, Universität of Luxemburg
  • Kevin Willis, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Amanda Lake, Jacobs, UK
  • Mike Waite, Agua DB, UK
  • Xiaobo Shen, Thames Water, UK
  • Paul Lavender, Royal HaskoningDHV, UK
  • Callum Grundy, United Utilities, UK
  • Oda Kjorlaug Svennevik, Vow/Scanship, Norway
  • Martyna Zywalewska, Karlstad University, Sweden

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Key Advisors:

Pete Vale, Technical Lead – Innovation, Severn Trent Water
Céline Vaneeckhaute,  Canada Research Chair in Resource Recovery and Bioproducts Engineering and Professor at Université Laval


The Water Industry provides a robust platform from which to build as the UK economy aims to Grow Back Greener. Exploring the art of the possible, at or close to market technologies, and current barriers – this essential event will be of interest to water company managers in business planning, innovation, commercialisation and market development roles – as well as researchers, innovators and operators active in this field.

Required to improve the quality of water bodies through increasingly tight discharge consents under the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP), many £billion are currently being invested in resource removal from wastewater – particularly of phosphorus. Where they are retained (eg. as struvite or chemical phosphate precipitates in biosolids), then these resources already contribute to a circular bioeconomy. But wastewater and bioresources are reservoirs and enablers for a wide range of other resource recovery options – the key questions being: What are those options, and how close are they to commercial reality in the UK market? Understanding how Circular Economy approaches can contribute to 2030 net zero carbon commitments is also essential.

While biomethane and phosphorus have led the resource recovery agenda to date, the recovery of hydrogen, ammonia, cellulose, alginates, VFAs, and vivianite have also been demonstrated at scale, and potential uses for pyrolysis and gasification residues continue to attract interest.

Delegate Rates

Standard Rate – £150 (+VAT)

Sponsorship & Advertising

Do you have a technology or service that could benefit the industry? Why not showcase it on our event platform marketplace in the lead up to and during the event? Take advantage of:

  • Customizable booths (with pre-recorded or live video, branded content, special offers and custom calls to action)
  • Engaging demo experiences (create an interactive demo, play videos from a Youtube playlist, or whiteboard live with booth attendees using Miro.)
  • 1:1 audience interaction (live video chat and screenshare).

Company profiles in the virtual event marketplace are just £295 (+VAT). You can reserve your space using the drop-down box below or contact Frances Woodhead for further details.

Fantastic sponsorship opportunities are also available for those looking to stand out from the competition. Get in touch today. e., t. 01924 257891

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Cost per person
£150 (ex. 20% VAT)

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