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The call for abstracts is now open until 31 May 2019.

During the parallel sessions, the focus will be the exchange of experiences between regions on the measures taken for coping with manure surpluses, both in terms of manure management in a broad sense, and more specifically in terms of manure treatment. Also the current developments and innovations in manure treatment technologies and the various valorisation strategies for manure, like energy production and nutrient recovery, will be explored.

As the central theme of this edition is using manure as a sustainable resource, the focus will be a circular manure management within realistic economic, ecological and social boundaries.

Topic 1: Fertilising with manure, digestate and derived products

  • Economic & marketing aspects
  • Quality aspects of (new) products derived from manure & digestate
  • Policy impact on market development and marketability

Topic 2: Product innovations and new markets for manure & digestate

  • Economic & marketing aspects
  • Quality aspects of (new) products derived from manure & digestate
  • Policy impact on market development and marketability

Topic 3: Process innovations in manure & digestate treatment

  • Environmental technology: optimizations and innovations in treatment processes
  • Renewable Fertilizers: nutrient recovery / nutrient upcycling
  • Organic carbon / fibre recycling and utilization
  • Manure / digestate and derived products as basis for biomass growth (algae, insects,…)
  • Water recovery and re-use
  • Innovative processes for energy production from manure

Topic 4: Environmental impact of manure/ digestate management and treatment

  • Greenhouse gas / carbon footprint
  • Impact on soil quality
  • Impact on surface and groundwater quality
  • Impact on air quality
  • Effectiveness of policy measures on the protection of the environment
  • Cross-media effects