African conference on Biowaste for value-added products

African conference on Biowaste for value-added products

16-17 September 2015. Rabat, Morocco. African conference on Biowaste for value-added products

The conference highlighted latest technology on conversion of biodegradable biowaste fractions from African and Mediterranean agricultural and industrial waste into value-added products. Invited experts from African, Asian and European countries present and discussed state of the art, including commercialization and market potential for biomass utilization policies in African countries. 

The conference was organized under the auspices of the Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire, Hassan II, and hosted in their facilities in Rabat, Morocco.

The conference was financially supported by the European Commission under the grant agreement No. 312111- Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies applicable in developing countries.

Extracts of the program:

  • Biorefinery technologies used in an African context, Xiaoru Hou, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
  • Biowaste utilization in African Municipalities – an Example from EThekwini municipality John Parkin, Ethekwini municipality, Durban, South Africa
  • Policies to facilitate biowaste use in Africa – getting business in field, Director Andrew Gidamis, African Institute for Capacity Development, Kenya

The PhD student Yassine presenting the Biogas Research Team Laboratory Ibn Tofail Univesrity- Kenitra – Morocco -2014. We can see lab scale digester form many organic feedstocks.

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