Programme

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The conference program is tentative and is being updated on daily basis.

Day 1 – May 30, 2016 (Monday)

11.00 – 12.00

Registration

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

13.00 – 13:15

Opening ceremony

13:15 – 13:30

Keynote opening / Biochar redescovered

Hans-Peter Schmitd, Ithatka Institute, Switzerland, Member of the Steering Committee of the European Biochar Fundation (video conference, 15 min.)

13:30 – 14:15

Keynote lecture

Biochar – science and industry

prof. dr hab. rer. nat. Bruno Glaser, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, Member of the Steering Committee of the European Biochar Foundation (45 min.)

14:15 – 16:30

Session I. Biochar – technologies and the environment

Session Chair: prof. dr hab. rer. nat. Bruno Glaser, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

1. EU and Member State legal, permit and quality requirements for biochar import, manufacturing, placing on the market and use above > 1 ton/year capacity

Edward Someus, biochar S&T senior engineer, Terra Humana Ltd., Hungary

2. Technologies of biochar production – advantages and limitations

dr hab. inż. Halina Pawlak-Kruczek prof. PWr., dr inż. Marcin Dębowski, mgr inż. Michał Czerep, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland

3. Technology of biochar production from FLUID

Jan Gładki, the president, FLUID company, Poland

4. The effect of biochar on the growth and yield of apple, peach and nectarine trees

dr hab. Lidia Sas Paszt, Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland

5. Different types of biochar products for agronomic application as soil improver and innovative fertilizer

Edward Someus, biochar S&T senior engineer, Terra Humana Ltd., Hungary

6. Legal aspects and quality requirements for biochar introduced to soil

dr inż. Krystyna Malińska, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland,
dr Katarzyna Mełgieś, Attorney at Law, Department of Administrative Law, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Attorney at Law at Mielke Mełgieś Piwowar Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Sp.p. Warszawa, Poland

Discussion

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 19.00

Session II. From sewage sludge to biochar

Session Chair: dr hab. Patryk Oleszczuk, prof. UMCS

1. Sewage sludge as substrates for new products

prof. dr hab. inż. Małgorzata Kacprzak, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

2. Legal reguirements for conversion of sewage sludge to biochar

dr Katarzyna Mełgieś, Attorney at Law, Department of Administrative Law, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Attorney at Law at Mielke Mełgieś Piwowar Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Sp.p. Warszawa, Poland,
dr inż. Krystyna Malińska, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

3. Sewage sludge derived biochar – potentials and threats

dr hab. Patryk Oleszczuk prof. UMCS, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland

4. Intellectual property in developing environment friendly technologies

dr inż. Marek Bury, Polish and European Patent Attorney, Bury & Bury European and Polish Patent and Trademark Attorneys, Poland

Discussion

20.00

Gala dinner

Day 2 – May 31, 2016 (Tuesday)

9.00 – 10.30

Session III: Biochar from sewage sludge and more – properties and potential applications

Session Chair: prof. dr hab. inż. Małgorzata Kacprzak, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

1. Sewage sludge in production of Portland cement clinker – case study of We4Clinker

representative of CEMEX Polska Sp. z o.o.

2. Pyrolysis technology for biomass and waste conversion – case study of ICiMB

dr inż. Franciszek Sładeczek, dr inż. Ewa Głodek-Bucyk, dr inż. Patryk Weisser, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials in Opole, Poland

3. Selected properties of biochar added biocomposites

Department of Polymer Processing, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland

4. Quality assessment and certification of biochar, sewage sludge, refuse-derived

dr inż. Patryk Weisser, dr Joanna Poluszyńska, Laboratory of Innovative Materials and Environment Monitoring, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials in Opole, Poland

Discussion

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30

Session IV: Biochar from sewage sludge – properties and potential applications, part 2.

Session Chair: dr hab. inż. Jacek Dach, prof. UP

1. Biochar as an amendment for composting and vermicomposting

dr inż. Krystyna Malińska, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

2. The effect of biochar amendment on gaseous emissions during composting of organic waste

dr hab. inż. Jacek Dach, prof. UP, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

3. Poultry litter derived biochar – characteristics and impacts on soil properties

dr Monika Mierzwa – Hersztek, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:30

Session V: Biochar – Research, Development, Innovations

 

1. Science and Industry – synergy in a new horizon

2. Funding programs for innovations

Discussion

14:30 – 15:00

Poster Session – Competition

15.00

Closing ceremony