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COMPO-BALL gets the limelight in INTELEC2011

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IST RTD partner attended the scientific meeting “IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference”,  INTELEC2011, and presented COMPO-BALL technical results to the audience. Such conference took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9th-13th October, 2011. Click here to find out more on the event.

Residue Management Event

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A dissemination event was organised in on the 19th of July 2011 and attended by several companies such as Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible (IRIS), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Agència de Residus de Catalunya (ARC), the Assossiation of Compost Plants in Catalunya (COMPOSCAT) . Over 30 attendees gathered in Castelldefels to present the Compoball project to the local authorities and other stakeholders in residue management.

You can download the event’s programme here.

International Conference on Computer as a Tool

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IST partners attended the scientific meeting “International Conference on Computer as a Tool”,  and presented the COMPO-BALL technical results. Click here to find out more. It took place in Lisbon, Portugal from the  27th to 29th April, 2011.

COMPO-BALL at the AD Europe 2011

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The European Compost Network and Cre hosted AD Europe 2011- International Anaerobic Digestion conference and trade fair in Dublin on the 24 & 25 February 2011. The conference had 290 attendees from across the world, including 30 speakers from over 15 countries. Key note speakers were from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the American Biogas Council and the Canadian Composting Council.

The conference topics discussed included economics, how to optimise biogas yield, digestate uses, status of industry across Europe, biomethane, case studies and success stories.

At the conference was a research project area here there was an exhibition stand for the ‘COMPO-BALL‘ project. The photos show Nora Goldstein (Biocycle/American Biogas Council) & Percy Foster (Cre) at the COMPO-BALL stand.

COMPO-BALL successfully completes the first year of R&D work

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Invited by the ECN, the COMPO-BALL consortium came together in Cologne on the 13th and 14th of January to review the progress of the research & development work after one year into the project. “We are very quite surprised and impressed by the progress that has been made by the research partners in this relatively short time”, says Josef Barth of ECN.

“There is still a lot of work to be done but we are on a very good track”, adds Dr. Jan Wedekind, project coordinator of COMPO-BALL at IRIS. “The first ‘alpha’ version of the balls is scheduled to be ready by April, in time for the next meeting”, Wedekind explains. The objective for this version will be the extensive testing of the integrated system as well as on learning how to the handle the balls during the composting cycle in a plant.