Organised by

WasteEng Conference Series

WTERT Brazil


Ecole des Mines d’Albi

Co-organised by

Earth Engineering Center (Columbia University and City College of New York)


Princeton University

Publication of selected papers in a peer reviewed journal


In collaboration with


Plenary Lectures and Keynotes

Plenary Lectures

Up-to-date waste-to-energy approach

by Prof Petr Stehlik, Brno University, Czech Republic

Energy storage – key technology for sustainable development

by Dr Rainer Tamme, DLR German Aerospace Center, Germany


Metrics, Outreach, Education and the Professional Society Role in Waste To Energy

by Dr Darlene Schuster, AIChE, USA

Enhancement of anaerobic digestion performance: which pretreatment for which waste?

by Dr Hélène Carrère, INRA, France

Periodic bioprocesses and their applications on waste treatment and valorization

by Prof Gerasimos Lyberatos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Biosyngas – Biomass entrained flow gasification

by Dr Gerhard Ett, Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas, Brazil

From inorganic industrial wastes to high temperature refractory ceramics

by Prof Xavier Py, CNRS PROMES, France

Innovations on the path towards 100% MSWI bottom ash recycling

by Prof Carlo Vandecasteele, University of Leuven, Belgium

Sewage sludge treatment and utilization status and development in China

by Prof Yong Chi, Zhejiang University, China

Design of a high efficiency Waste to Energy plant in Brazil consuming a limited amount of natural gas

by Dr Sergio Guerreiro Ribeiro, WTERT, Brazil

Gasification as alternative in appropriate treatment of municipal solid waste in Brazil: an assessment of the environmental standpoint

by Prof Electo Silva Lora, Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil

 Ultimate energy performances of grate combustor WtE plants

by Prof Stefano Consonni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 Modeling of reactors for thermal treatment of waste and biomass

by Prof Frédéric Marias, University de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France

Comparison of heat flux and transport phenomena in waste-to-energy (WTE) combustion chambers

by Prof Nickolas J. Themelis, Columbia University, USA

Rare earths and strategic metals: primary and secondary resources

by Prof Lev Filippov, University of Lorraine-Nancy, France

Low CO2 cement by alkali-activation of fly ash and slag — from materials science to commercial production

by  Prof Jannie S.J. Van Deventer, University of Melbourne,  Australia


Plenary Speakers


Petr Stehlik


Prof Petr Stehlík

Brno University of Technology

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Czech Republic


Petr Stehlík is a Professor and Director of the Institute of Process and Environmental Engineering at Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. He also currently holds the position of Vice President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineers. He has several years of experience in engineering practice before joining the university, and at for a long period he has also been a director of research and development of a certified engineering and contracting company with activities aimed especially at waste to energy technologies.

Some of his main activities include: Executive Editor of Heat Transfer Engineering and Guest Editor of other international journals, Coordinator/Contractor of national and international research projects, Author/Co-author of numerous papers, and plenary/keynote speaker at various international conferences. He is a co-founder and President/Vice-President of PRES conference – Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. His research and development as well as application activities are aimed especially at waste to energy systems, applied heat transfer, process integration in special cases, energy saving and environmental protection. He has also founded a research and development NETME Centre (New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering). Recently he has been awarded Honorary Doctorate.



Dr Rainer Tamme

German Aerospace Center

Institute of Technical Thermodynamics



Rainer Tamme is a Diplom Chemiker in chemistry and chemical engineering from the Technische University Hannover and has got a Ph.D. in solid state and inorganic chemistry.

Since end of 2012 he was the Director of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany.

He is a recognized expert in the field of energy storage, thermo-chemical conversion and fuel processing technologies and author of more than 100 publications in scientific journals and book.  Key Qualifications in the subject energy storage are material development, design and integration of TES systems for power generation and for the industrial process heat sector.

He has many years of experience in managing and coordinating numerous German and international projects involving a wide range of industrial companies and research institutes, e.g., he co-ordinated several European projects dealing with energy conversion and storage for high temperature solar thermal applications.




Registration and
Full Paper opening
March 3, 2014


Important dates

Registration and
Full Paper opening
March 3, 2014

Deadline Early Bird Registration
April 15, 2014

Deadline full paper submission
June 2, 2014


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