Events

WasteReuse Forum “Towards Sustainable Use of Agricultural Waste” – Brussels 12 May 2015 – Results

The WasteReuse project in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee organised a stakeholders Forum on Tuesday 12th May 2015, in Brussels.

The Forum, entitled “Towards Sustainable Use of Agricultural Waste” provided briefing on latest research results and practical experiences regarding the sustainability of agricultural and organic waste types to be reused in farming and will give an opportunity to environmental and agricultural sector representatives and to other stakeholders to discuss the key challenges related to sustainable agriculture and waste treatment and to contribute in these areas.

At the Opening session Ms Dilyana Slavova, President, NAT Section, EESC and Mr Angelo Innamorati, Official, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit Environment, Forestry and climate change, addressed the Forum participants, presented the views of the EESC and EC respectively, in relation to Agricultural Waste.

Prof. Konstantinos Komnitsas, the WasteReuse Project Coordinator, presented an overview of WasteReuse research results and the project’s contribution on the  sustainable use of Agricultural Waste

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Dr Federico Tinivella moderated the debate at the Session  ”Greening the EU agriculture – Incentives and benefits for sustainable agriculture” where:

Mr Patrick Wrixon, President of EISA, presented the Integrated Farming, an initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture.

Dr. Andreas Stamer,  FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, provided a new approach to use organic waste in agriculture and it’s relation to the development of the organic market of the Insect technology.

Prof. Nikos Nikolaidis, Technical University of Crete, presented the concept of Agricultural Sustainability-by-Design, focusing on Soil Functions, Soil Services and Trade-offs.

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Dr Maria Teresa Hernandez Fernandez moderated the debate at the Session “Challenges and Solutions in the Mediterranean Countries and in the rest of Europe for the reuse of agricultural waste” where:

Dr. Roberto Altieri, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean, presented a quality assessment of a simplified method for olive mill waste composting

Mr Wim Vanden Auweele, Chair of the European Compost Network’s Working Group on ‘Quality Assurance for Compost and Digestate’ presented Quality Aspects of recycled biowaste in relation to the ECN-QAS Label (European Quality Assurance Scheme for Compost and Digestive)

Dr Kostas Chartzoulakis, Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants, presented alternative technologies for olive mill wastewater management with emphasis on soil application

Mr Jose Maria Gomez, President BIOMASA PENINSULAR, SA, presented research projects focusing on agricultural waste and by-products recycling

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Mr Dimitris Micharikopoulos moderated the debate at the Session “What’s Next – An Integrated Scenario for the use of Agricultural Waste“, where:

Mr Pedro Fernandez Molina, technical expert CARM, presented the benefits of organic matter application to the soil
Mr Antonello Pezzini, Member European Economic and Social Committee, representing the group of Employers in EESC,explained how the agricultural waste is interrelated to the circular economy

Ms An Le Nouail, Member European Economic and Social Committee, representing the group of Employees in EESC, provided a holistic approach towards the agriculture waste

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WasteReuse Forum “Towards Sustainable Use of Agricultural Waste” – Brussels 12 May 2015

The WasteReuse project in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a stakeholders Forum on Tuesday 12th May 2015, in Brussels.

The Forum, entitled “Towards Sustainable Use of Agricultural Waste” will provide briefing on latest research results and practical experiences regarding the sustainability of agricultural and organic waste types to be reused in farming and will give an opportunity to environmental and agricultural sector representatives and to other stakeholders to discuss the key challenges related to sustainable agriculture and waste treatment and to contribute in these areas.

The main objectives of the WasteReuse Forum are:

  • to provide the opportunity to the WasteReuse partners to disseminate findings, results and experiences from the project to relevant communities and stakeholders;
  • to receive valuable feedback from the stakeholders
  • to identify pathways for future research and implementation of WasteReuse outputs.
  • to explore issues of sustainable agriculture, pertinent with Agriculture Waste management

The Programme of the WasteReuse Forum could be found here.  REGISTER TODAY

 

WasteReuse Workshop in Murcia, Spain taking place on 22 April 2015

CEBAS-CSIC Campus Universitario de Espinardo Edificio nº 25, 30100- Espinardo, Murcia

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Announcement of the WasteReuse Final Conference

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WASTEREUSE Final Conference: Best Practices for Agricultural Wastes Treatment and Reuse in the Mediterranean countries.

Tuesday 12th May 2015, Brussels (Belgium)

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Monitoring visit in Italy, October 2013

Dr K. Raftopoulou the representative of the external monitoring team of EC-funded LIFE projects in Greece and Cyprus (Astrale GEIE – Prospect C&S) and the project coordinator Prof. K. Komnitsas, visited CERSAA and CCIAA premises in Albenga, Savona, Italy on October 30, 2013. Progress of all actions as well as financial issues were discussed.

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Meeting in Murcia (July 2012)

Dr K. Raftopoulou and the project coordinator Prof. K. Komnitsas visited CEBAS-CSIC premises in Murcia, Spain the period 23-25 July 2012 and discussed the progress of the project.

 

 

Presentation of WasteReuse

The WasteReuse project was presented (ppt file) by project coordinator (Prof. Kostas Komnitsas) in a seminar organized by Istanbul Medeniyet University on May 16, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey (http://www.medeniyet.edu.tr/Events_and_Announcements_wednesday_seminar-_wastereuse_life_project_presentation_.html).

 

 

LIFE+ 20th Anniversary Event

Professor Kostas Komnitsas (WasteReuse project coordinator) participated in the “LIFE+ 20th Anniversary Event” organized by LIFE10 ENV/GR/617 project (coordinator Epsilon International SA) and supported by LIFE Unit and the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. The event was held on April 24, 2012 in the Office of European Parliament, Amalias avenue 8, Athens, Greece.