Anaerobic Digestion Conference AD16

 Accelerating natural cycles
Delft University of Technology
23-27 June 2019, Delft, The Netherlands


We are honored to invite you to the 16th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion to be held in Delft (The Netherlands) in June 2019. This international platform to discuss advances in anaerobic digestion and related processes is an event that is part of the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Specialist Group conference series, this time organized by The Netherlands and Belgium.

The theme of the 16th issue of the AD conference is “Accelerating natural cycles with anaerobic digestion.” We accelerate natural cycles from small to large scale on sewage,  sludge, manure or agrowaste. We increasingly treat industrial wastewater anaerobically, and these engineered digestion systems allow recovery of energy and resources including carbon and nutrients. AD16 will further strengthen this evolution, by bringing together and activate debate across the multiple disciplines needed to understand the processes related to anaerobic digestion. We invite engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, chemists, physicists, mathematical modelers, and technology innovators to participate. All pioneers, freshmen, and leaders in the field, and other interested parties, are welcome to critically discuss the state-of-the-art of anaerobic digestion and learn about new developments. Attendants can join our pre-conference workshops, visit latest-generation installations and anticipate future breakthroughs and developments.

Specialized short courses will be offered before the conference to reinforce knowledge on certain innovative aspects. These courses will be organized by Ghent University, University of Leuven, Wageningen University and Delft University. All are conveniently located in The Netherlands and Belgium, all within less than 3 hours by train from Delft.

We look forward to welcoming you to Delft, the birth place of the founding father of microbiology Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, the home of the Delft School of Microbiology and the Dutch painter Vermeer.

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Conference program

Please click on the following button to open the program in a pdf file

Please note that the program is subject to change due to the availability of the authors, and will be updated continuously up to the conference. If you have any comments or questions directly to the list of posters, please contact us. 


Sponsor Item: Biothane Veolia

Sponsor item: Biothane Veolia

BIOTHANE - Leading anaerobic solutions… Since the invention of UASB technology developed…

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Raúl Muñoz – We Developed Concepts That Will Make Anaerobic Digestion More Cost-effective

Raúl Muñoz – We developed concepts that will make anaerobic digestion more cost-effective

Trends, breakthroughs and discoveries in biogas upgrading Want to know all the…

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Welcome To The AD16 Pre-conference: BMP Tests – A Key Tool For AD Research And Practice

Welcome to the AD16 pre-conference: BMP tests – a key tool for AD research and practice

Biomethane potential (BMP) tests are used to determine the ultimate methane yield…

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Presentation Guidelines

Presentation guidelines

Below you will find all our presentation guidelines. Please contact us if…

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Sponsor Item: Paques

Sponsor item: Paques

Accelerating natural cycles This year's theme of the Anaerobic Digestion 16 conference,…

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Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

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IWA Anaerobic Digestion Specialist Group Conference

Prof.dr. Merle de Kreuk (chair Organising Committee)
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands
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Prof.dr. Jules van Lier (chair Scientific Committee)
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands
Korneel Rabaey
Prof.dr. Korneel Rabaey (chair Organising Committee)
Ghent University