On the 22nd of March, which was also world water day, the WOW! conference Making Impact with Wastewater took place. And yes, we made impact with wastewater! With +/- 50 participants in Tilburg, The Netherlands, and +/- 100 online we discussed the future of valuable materials from sewage. All of the project results were presented, the end products were showed at the market place and various statements were discussed during the panel discussions. We are very proud of the results reached in the WOW! project and we hope to have inspired you to continue further research on this topics.
Were you unable to attend the event? Don't worry, you can click the links below to watch the presentations:
> Plenary program + 2 parallel sessions >click here
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.
- Parallel session: Production of bioplastics from sewage sludge
- Parallel session: Creating bio oil and bio char from sewage
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.
> Parallel sessions > click here
- Parallel session: Market potential of biobased products from sewage
- Parallel session: Lipids from wastewater for biodiesel production
WOW! has proven that recovery of products from sewage is possible and has a promising future. After 4 year we continue with an extra work package where we can focus on further valorisation of PHA and activated carbon which is great. Read more about this part.