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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

International Conference "Biochars, Composts and Digestates. Production, Characterization, Regulation, Marketing, Uses and Environmental Impact" (BCD 2013)

The Conference aims to encompass several aspects and offer ample opportunity to explore many current and relevant issues of Biochar, Compost and Digestate Sciences and Applications by providing an interactive forum for exchange of ideas and joint discussion on recent scientific and practical results and current issues related to technological processes, analysis and characterization, sustainable uses and certification, regulation and marketing aspects. This by bringing together and establishing durable and close relationships among established and younger scientists and researchers, specialists, technical and professional operators, industry and administrative representatives, policy makers and regulators operating in the field of waste, soil and water sciences, biochar, compost and digestate sciences and applications, agriculture and environmental sciences and ecotoxicology.
When 17 Oct, 2013 12:00 AM to
20 Oct, 2013 01:00 AM
Where Bari, Italy
Contact Name
Contact Phone +39 0805218556
Attendees Scientists and researchers, specialists, technical and professional operators, industry and administrative representatives, policy makers and regulators operating in the field of waste, soil and water sciences,biochar, compost and digestate sciences and applications, agriculture and environmental sciences and ecotoxicology.
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AIMS

The Conference will focus on and develop the various aspects of scientific and applied Biochar, Compost and Digestate Science and Technology, including laboratory and field approaches and social, economical, marketing and regulatory implications in relation to the present and future needs and emergencies of a sustainable environment. Special emphasis will be devoted to the fundamental role of agriculture as a central and instrumental user, and soil as an instrumental but limited resource for a correct, sustainable and harmonized application.

The Scientific Programme of the Conference will be structured in four general topics focusing on the variety and complexity of Biochar, Compost and Digestate disciplines. Further, a number of special parallel sessions will enrich the Conference programme on the basis of proposals received from scientists, professionals, operators, and decision makers involved in these disciplines. This approach will strongly contribute to bringing in new and updated ideas, to develop strategic topics and actual and modern issues that hold promise and need further investigation.

PLENARY SESSIONS – MAIN SUBJECTS

The General Theme of the Conference is: “Biochars, Composts, and Digestates. Production, Characterization, Regulation, Marketing, Uses and Environmental Impact”.

This overarching theme will be discussed holistically in four plenary sessions dealing with the following general topics:

  1. Production technologies of biochars, composts and digestates by conversion of solid and fluid biowastes/biosolids
  2. Analysis and characterization of biowastes, biochars, composts and digestates
  3. Sustainable uses, applications and environmental impact of biochars, composts and digestates
  4. Certification, regulation and marketing of biochars, composts and digestates

Deadlines

28 February, 2013: Submission of specific session proposals

31 March, 2013: Submission of Abstracts

30 April 2013: Notice to Authors on the acceptance and form of presentation

Early May 2013: 2nd Circular available on the website

31 May 2013: Deadline for payment of early registration fee

31 July 2013: Deadline for payment of regular registration fee

17-20 October 2013:  Conference, late and on-site registration

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