Last week, our partner CARTIF participated in the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­18th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion – Bridging waste to value through anaerobic digestion.

Anaerobic technology is widely used as a low-cost method for waste treatment, and has gone beyond a strategy of wastewater treatment to an integrated method of waste-to-resource recovery. It is believed that improving anaerobic technology is crucial to create a more sustainable planet. The theme adopted “bridging waste to value through anaerobic digestion” is a direct reflection to emphasize the role of anaerobic digestion in sustainability.

IWA AD18 Conference aimed to bring together leading academicians, scientists, engineers, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, representatives of the public and private sectors, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research findings on all aspects of anaerobic digestion. IWA AD18 Conference will provide a substantial base to shape the Anaerobic Digestion roadmap in the future.

Lidia Garrote Moral presented ELLIPSE Project in the Conference with an oral presentation on obtaining #VFAs from different wastes for the production of bioplastics, highlighting the production of volatile fatty acids from heterogeneous waste via acidogenic fermentation to obtain cost-effective bioplastics.

Additionally, a poster was presented on “Nutrient Recovery from Digestate via Hybrid microalgae cultivation,” which focused on nutrient recovery from acidogenic fermentation digestate through innovative microalgae cultivation methods.

We extend our gratitute to CARTIF for representing ELLIPSE project at the 18th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion!