Making Impact with Wastewater

Tilburg, The Netherlands / online

22 March 2022 - 22 March 2022

Biobased products from sewage... we have proven it is possible! Over the last 4 years the Interreg North-West Europe project team WOW! has started a transition where we re-use raw materials in sewage. We are happy to invite you to our hybrid conference on the 22nd of March in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

This day is all about sharing our amazing results with you but we will also look forward. How can we create more impact on this topic? And what can you do to contribute to a circular and biobased future? As well as the experts of the WOW! project we have invited inspiring speakers from a range of projects and organisations that are also looking into re-use of raw materials from sewage. Our special guest of this day will make sure you have something to think about on your way home.

The registration is closed. You can join the event online with this link.

Location: LocHal Tilburg, Burgemeester Brokxlaan 1000



Arrival & networking.


Welcome by Ralph Simons, Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy 


Introduction WOW! project
by Katrien Bijl, Waterschap Vallei Veluwe.


Guest speaker
Paul Iske, Chief Failure Officer at Institute of Brilliant Failures.


Coffee break


Parallel session: Production of bioplastics from sewage sludge with Jappe de Best - Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy, Thomas Uhrig - University of Kaiserslautern, Rozalia Persiani - Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy, Amélie Raingue - Natureplast, Joao Sousa -Paques Biomaterials.


Parallel session: Market potential of biobased products from sewage with Gerd Kolisch - WiW, Inka Hobus – WiW, Mohammed Nazeer Khan - VITO, Guillaume Lebouteiller – Natureplast, Kelly Vermeer – LOOOP.




Lunch & visit market


Parallel session: Creating bio oil and bio char from sewage with Coos Wessels - CirTec, Coert Petri - Waterschap Vallei Veluwe - Mathijs Oosterhuis - RHDHV and Rob Vasbinder - NettEnergy 



Parallel session: Lipids from wastewater for biodiesel production with Joachim Hansen - University of Luxembourg, Fernanda Muniz Sacco -University of Luxembourg, Thomas Grimm - Animox, Carlo Pastore - IRSA-CNR.



Coffee break


EU road map & call to action
by Jappe de Best, Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy.


Developing an EU framework for circular waste water treatment
by Dieter Staat, European affairs at Dutch Water Authorities – Vewin.


TetraPhos – an important contribution to protecting the climate and resources
by Andreas Rak, Remondis.


Panel discussion
with Dieter Staat - European Affairs, Carlo Pastore - IRSA-CNR, Jappe de Best - Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy, Coos Wessels - CirTec and Etteke Wypkema - Waterschap Brabantse Delta.




Drinks & networking

Covid regulations
For the time being, we assume that the event can take place in Tilburg on the 
22nd of March. We will of course keep you informed of any changes. 

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