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Bioresources Agenda

28 January 2020

8:45 am

Registration, refreshments and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
9:30 am

Welcome and introduction from conference chair

Bioresources

Speaker

9:35 am

BIORESOURCES IN AMP7: HOW SHOULD THE INDUSTRY BE PREPARING?

Bioresources
9:35 am

Bioresources for the future – developing a sludge strategy

Bioresources
  • Why the need for change?
  • Development of a sludge strategy
  • Benefits of a wider materials to land strategy

Speaker

9:55 am

Tackling environmental and regulatory challenges around sludge

Bioresources
  • Optimising and enhancing existing assets
  • Preparing for AMP7 and beyond

Speaker

10:15 am

Securing a sustainable future for biosolids recycling through risk assessment and governance

Bioresources
  • The role of scientific evidence vs good governance in securing a future for biosolids recycling
  • Governing recycling of biosolids to land: quantitative risk assessment approaches
  • Tackling market tolerance, biosolids restriction and consumer preferences

Speaker

  • Dr Rupert Hough

    Dr Rupert Hough
    Head of department – information & computational sciences - The James Hutton Institute

10:35 am

Panel discussion, live poll, questions and answers: new ways of thinking about bioresources in AMP7

Bioresources
  • How should the industry be preparing to get the most from bioresources in 2020?
  • Opportunities for wider market engagement

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11:00 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
11:30 am

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION: NOVEL DEVELOPMENTS & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Bioresources
11:30 am

Anaerobic digestion: cutting-edge developments contributing to carbon neutral production

Bioresources
  • Why methane aids chemical production and leads to a positive business case and CO2 emission reduction
  • Biogas production and value creation pressure
  • Gas availability by separation of methane from biogas

Speaker

  • Dr Korneel Rabaey

    Dr Korneel Rabaey
    Professor, department of biotechnology - Ghent University, Belgium

11:50 am

Feedstock variations, the digestion process and preventing collapse

Bioresources
  • Maximising the efficiency of anaerobic digestion
  • Emerging technologies and opportunities
  • Making the best use of available resources

Speaker

12:05 pm

A practical model for full-scale optimisation of the anaerobic digestion process

Bioresources
  • The advantages of anaerobic digestion as a renewable energy source
  • Developing a practical operational model of the process: benefits
  • AD data analysis: process management and optimisation

Speaker

  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith
    Professor of bioresources - Imperial College London

12:25 pm

Questions and answers

Bioresources
12:45 pm

Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
1:40 pm

ENHANCING THE SLUDGE TREATMENT PROCESS THROUGH RECOVERY & REDUCTION

Bioresources
1:40 pm

Applying new technology to generate energy and comply with new regulations

Bioresources
  • Increasing energy generation
  • Reducing sludge to land transport and opex costs
  • Enhancing the sludge digestion process and improving generation

Speaker

  • Achame Shana

    Achame Shana
    Technical specialist, biosolids - Thames Water

2:00 pm

Bioresource recovery innovation

Bioresources
  • An overview of the innovative processes that are being implemented
  • What is under development on resource recovery based on biological processes?
  • Where are the future commercial opportunities?

Speaker

  • Dr Ana Soares

    Dr Ana Soares
    Senior lecturer in biological engineering - Cranfield University

2:20 pm

Questions and panel discussion: reducing microplastics and pharmaceuticals in wastewater

Bioresources
  • How should the water industry be addressing the issue of microplastics and pharmaceuticals in wastewater?
  • Collaboration and responsibility around microplastics
  • How does the issue fit with wastewater strategies in AMP7?

Speakers

  • James Camis

    James Camis
    Environmental permitting specialist - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Judy Proctor

    Judy Proctor
    National plastics lead - Environment Agency

2:55 pm

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

Bioresources Infrastructure & Networks Treatment
3:25 pm

CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT & BIORESOURCES

Bioresources Treatment
3:25 pm

Vision for a circular economy water sector: dot on the horizon

Bioresources Treatment
  • Using less resource and utilising waste
  • The importance of having a good view of products in the treatment cycle
  • Improving and implementing new developments

Speaker

  • Kees Roest

    Kees Roest
    Senior scientific researcher - industry, wastewater & reuse - KWR Water Research Institute

3:45 pm

Building long-term resilience for wastewater treatment

Bioresources Treatment
  • What will treatment processes look like in 20-40 years?
  • Solving compliance issues: can our plants deliver compliance for the long-term?

Speaker

  • David Thomas

    David Thomas
    Strategic planner, wastewater resilience - Scottish Water

4:05 pm

Giving water industry waste residuals a second life

Bioresources Treatment
  • The tool to accomplish the road from idea to value
  • The key to successful partnerships
  • Realising value and creating a more sustainable future

Speaker

  • Jouke Boorsma

    Jouke Boorsma
    Business developer water authorities - Aquaminerals

4:25 pm

Questions and answers

Bioresources Treatment
4:35 pm

Close of conference

Bioresources Treatment