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




Plenaries, Keynotes, Oral presentations, Symposia and Posters will cover the following themes related to Waste and Biomass for Sustainable Development:

TOPIC 1: Resources and Feedstock

  • Resources and Sustainability
  • Feedstock Availability, Characterisation, Composition and Suitability for a Dedicated Process
  • Extraction of Critical Materials from Waste (this is different from pre-treatment, this is basically recovery of materials from Waste. As an example, recovery of metal from ash)
  • Recycling and Reuse

TOPIC 2: Pre-treatments

  • Fractionation, Extraction, Drying, Dewatering, Purification, Sorting and Separation

TOPIC 3: Waste and Biomass to Energy

  • Conversion for Power
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Biochemical Conversion
  • Chemical Conversion
  • Design and Industrial (full scale) Application
  • Ethanol Production and Energy Generation from Sugar Cane Residues: bagasse, straw and vinasse
  • The Role of Biomass and Waste Valorisation in the Brazilian Hydrothermal Energy Matrix
  • Use of Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind, etc…) and their Integration for the Conversion
  • Recovery and Valorisation of Methane from Landfill

TOPIC 4: Waste and Biomass to Chemicals, Fuels and Useful Materials

  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Biochemical Conversion
  • Chemical Conversion
  • Design and Industrial (full scale) Application
  • New Products, Fuels, Molecules or Functions (New Intermediates, New Raw Materials for Specialty and Fine Chemistry)
  • Valorisation of  CO2
  • Strategic and Rare Earth Metals

TOPIC 5: Energy Storage, Conservation, Savings and Efficiency

  • Materials for Energy
  • Low Temperature Energy Savings and Recovery
  • Energy and Fuel Storage, Batteries, Supercapacitors, Solar and Photovoltaic Energy, CO2 and other Gases Sequestration
  • Fuel Cells

TOPIC 6: Emissions, Residue Minimisation

  • Waste and Residual Biomass Minimisation and Management
  • Pollutant Treatments and Greenhouse Gas Valorisation
  • Minimisation and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

TOPIC 7: Life Cycle Thinking

  • Dynamics, Systems Analysis and Assessment
  • Health and Risk Assessment
  • Ecological Footprint
  • Life Cycle Assessment

TOPIC 8: Economy, Market, Policy and Social Acceptance

  • Economics and Markets
  • Policies, Regulatory Constraints and Social Acceptance
  • Education and Teaching
  • From Research to Industry and Markets
  • Foreseeable and Desirable Research and Developments, Implications. Examples: impact on economy, investments
  • Transportation and Management



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


Conference Secretariat

Technical programme, scientific matters:

On-line registration, submission, payment: