This is the fifth International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy and the first one to be held in France in the city of Nîmes (South of France). The conference is celebrated bi-annually. La Coruña, Spain, hosted three previous exhibitions (2005, 2007 and 2011) and another one (2009) was held in Delft, The Netherlands.
As highlighted during the past exhibitions, bioprocesses and biotechniques in general provide an expanding variety of opportunities for economical and environmentally friendly solutions for many waste gas emissions including odorous emissions, greenhouse gases (GHGs) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) containing gases. The Biotechniques-conference has become a popular event bringing together researchers and process engineers involved in air pollution prevention and control. Biotechniques available nowadays represent established technologies, although several aspects are still in the opment stage with research on, for instance, the use of new media and design, the understanding of microbial mechanisms occurring within a bioreactor, the assessment of the robustness of bioreactors during long-term operation, the opment of hybrid systems (bioreactor/bioreactor, physical-chemical techniques/biotechniques), process scale-up, or full-scale applications.
With respect to the energy sector, new alternatives to fossil fuels are being oped, in response to the dual drivers of climate change and energy security. An interesting recent approach consists in the development of sustainable gas treatment concepts through the conversion of waste gas emissions into cleaner (bio) fuels which can thus be obtained from more economical sources than fossil fuels. Some examples were presented during the last conference and advances in this innovative approach will most certainly be addressed during this 2013-conference.
The 5th International Conference on Biotechniques for Air pollution Control and Bioenergy (Nîmes, France) will then provide a good opportunity for a diverse community of specialized researchers, PhD students and professionals, from municipal, consulting, waste management sectors, odor abatement manufacturers, and other industrial and agricultural sectors, to share information on recent advances in the use of bioprocesses and bioenergy for solving air pollution problems.
Para más información sobre esta conferencia visite su página web BIOTECHNIQUES 2013: http://biotechniques2013.mines-ales.fr/
Let me remind you that the abstract submission deadline for the fifth International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy will occur this week (27 March 2013). This is the first one to be held in France in the city of Nîmes, in south of France. (http://biotechniques2013.mines-ales.fr).
Don’t forget to send abstracts to the organization committee and to inform your partners.
We look forward to seeing you in France.
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