International Workshop on: Sustainable Rural Energy Supply Solutions – Agro-waste as an Energy Source for Biogas Production

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Date: September 23rd, 2015

“EARTH University” of Costa Rica, in collaboration with the German higher education institutions: “Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin” (HTW) and “Technische Universität Hamburg Harburg” (TU HH), are pleased to announce the International Workshop on “Sustainable Rural Energy Supply Solutions – Agro-waste as an Energy Source for Biogas Production”. Bioenergy is one of the most important renewable energy sources in the region and the sector is being accessed as a long-term target market in the region. In order to develop a sustainable energy supply in the region, the capabilities of the private sector as the driver of investments and the public sector, such as policy and research institutes, need to be brought together. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate this dialogue amongst stakeholders in the field of bioenergy utilization and to strengthen the capabilities to develop cooperative research and project development activities. Furthermore, the workshop will contribute to achieve a better coordination and cooperation between science institutions, technology developers, and decision makers from the policy and industry environment in the field of sustainable bioenergy utilization.

Within the workshop the participants will establish a science-bridge in the bioenergy sector between leading research institutions of Europe and Latin America.

The workshop is supported by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education, Germany (BMBF) and the International Bureau at the German Aerospace Agency, DLR-PT.
The workshop program will include talks, poster presentations, and special keynote speeches, given by invited speakers.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract not exceeding 500 words on the following or related topics:

- Enhancing sustainable biogas production from agro-wastes, including, but not limited to:
- Optimization of biogas efficiency
- Use of digestates
- Socio-economic feasibility assessment
- Government policy and biogas development
- Social (stakeholders) acceptability
- Best practices of biogas application
- Synergy in biogas
- Criteria and standards for sustainability


Fees
The conference fee for each participant will be 150 USD and includes:
- lunches 21st – 23rd March 2016,
- coffee/tea during the breaks
- one electronic copy of the proceedings

Important dates:
International Workshop on: Sustainable Rural Energy Supply Solutions – Agro-waste as an Energy Source for Biogas Production(Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica 21st-23rd March 2016)
Deadline for abstract submission:
31st October 2015
Notification of acceptance:
30th November 2015
Submission of paper for workshop proceedings: 11th December 2015
The selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Contact Person
Konstantin Dinkler
Phone: +506 8406 3170
Email: Konstantin.dinkler@hotmail.com

Recommended Accommodation:

PEP: Melissa Ugalde
Tel: +506 2713-0253
Fax: +506 2713-0005
Email: mugalde@earth.ac.cr

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Dr. Bert Kohlmann (EARTH University)
Prof. Dr. Mildred Linkimer Abarca (EARTH University)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Barz (HTW Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Mitra Kami Delivand (HTW Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltschmitt (TU HH)

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