The NEWAPP Project presents the 4th NEWAPP Workshop “Hydrothermal Carbonisation Technology for wet biomass wastes valorisation in Europe” on 4 June 2015 – 9.15 a.m. at the Vienna Conference Centre in Austria

Description of the NEWAPP Project

About three billion tonnes of dry of wet biomass waste are produced every year in the European Union. From these biomass quantity, a substantial amount is organic waste. These wet biomass waste streams are abundantly available in Europe, while their disposal and recycling becomes increasingly difficult as energy efficient, environmentally sound and economically viable processes hardly exist. The existing treatment methods for these streams are mainly incineration or landfilling. A small amount is composted, digested anaerobically or used as animal fodder. The concept behind NEWAPP is that wet biomass can be a resource more than a waste and does not need to be disposed of in the costly and inefficient way it is nowadays. The alternative is to create a continuous system which will allow to recover heat in an energy efficient for tailor made HTC products way. NEWAPP will gather international researchers, industrial associations and SMEs from different EU countries in its thirty months lifecycle to assess the requirements and constraints of SME-AGs in the reuse of wet biomass with HTC, analyse the potentials of the different wet biomass streams for using them for HTC, perform intensive testing with this innovative system technology for heat recovery and efficiency for tailor made HTC products launch a standardization process for the two most promising waste streams to prove their viability for commercial applications.

The Event

“Hydrothermal Carbonisation Technology is getting more and more interesting due to the several benefits it presents in terms of wet residues processing capability, avoiding too expensive pre-treatment with a limited energy consumption. Thanks to the plant processing 3 dry t/day residues in continuous owned by Ingelia, in Spain, NEWAPP project demonstrates that HTC is already a commercial technology. The low emission, the wide range of potential industrial application and to the scalability of the process, attracted the interest of many industries and new commercial initiatives started. At the same time, the growing market potentials of HTC is bringing EU industries to maturate a large interest in biochar and its future market perspectives.

The char, end products of HTC plants, presents several potential application in industry sector, from metallurgy to Terra Preta like biofertilizers energy and chemical sector. This event addresses stakeholders from a wide range of sectors, from research to industry representatives and municipalities. The objective of the workshop is to present HTC as advanced technology for organic waste treatment, project partners will present the results of testing activities provided by NEWAPP project consortium and the studies on biochar as green sustainable feedstock for several industry applications”.

The Agenda

9.15: Welcome to the participants

Introduction

9.25: Event introduction and NEWAPP project presentation – Andrea Salimbeni, Newapp Project Coordinator

The NEWAPP Project

09.45: Wet biomass waste in Europe. Present initiatives and future targets – Mr. Thomas Probst, BVSE

10.05: Newapp Project results and expected future activities – Mr. Michael Renz, ITQ

10.25: Ingelia Plant: Solid fuel market in Europe for HTC – Ms. Marisa Hernandez, Ingelia

10.50 – 11.10 Coffee Break

The Biochar Market

11:10: Biochar market for sustainable soil conditioning – Ms. Barbara De Mena Pardo, ttz-Bremehaven

11.30: Life Cycle Assessment of NEWAPP hydrothermal carbonization system – Mr. Mikolaj Owsianiak and Mr. Morten Ryberg, DTU

11.50: Video of Ingelia Plant operating in Valencia

12.00: Poster Exhibition

12.20 Open debate with representatives of Ingelia Spain, Ingelia Italia and HTC experts

13.00 End

Supporting Organizations

 European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

The European Biomass Research Network