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  • Date
    Tues 3rd - Wed 4th May
  • Location
    Crowne Plaza, Dublin Airport, Ireland
  • Tourist Trips
    Mon 2nd May
  • Speakers
    20

GORC is taking place in Dublin, Ireland. It will bring together stakeholders to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and future circular bioeconomy opportunities in the biological treatment of organic resources and the sustainable use of its products.

GORC is supported by the Phosphorus Platform, Compost Council of Canada, Biocycle, the European Biogas Association, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, the Renewable Energy Association and the UK Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association.
Meet Our Speakers

A range of international speakers will present at GORC2016.

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David Newman,
MD of Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association, President of ISWA
Jane Gilbert
Jane Gilbert,
International Solid Waste Association
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Henrik Lystad,
Chairman of European Compost Network
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Massimo Centemero,
CIC – Italian Composting and Biogas Association
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Phil Hogan,
Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development
Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament
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McGuinness MEP
Vice-President of the European Parliament
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Padraig Brennan, Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board
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Alberto Confalonieri, Chair of CIC Technical Committee
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Eric Liégeois, DG GROW European Commission
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Allan Yee, Compost Council of Canada
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Stefano Facco, New Business Development Director, Novamont Spa
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Hans-Peter Schmidt, Ithaka Institute for Carbon Strategies
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Dr Cristina Pintucci, Centre for Microbial Ecology & Technology, Ghent University
Foundation Meeting of the European Biogas Association (EBA), Dienstag, 3. Februar 2009
18. Jahrestagung Fachverband Biogas e.V.
Harm Grobrügge, Vice-President of the European Biogas Association
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Gert-Jan Klaasse Bos, Plant Manager, Meerlanden Facility, Netherlands
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Wilbert Smeets, Technical Director, SESA SpA
PROGRAMME

Download the GORC Programme here

  • May 2nd
    Tourist Day
  • May 3rd
    Day 1
  • May 4th
    Day 2
  • Tourist Day
  • Evening
11:00 - 19:00
· Jeanie Johnston - Replica 19th Century Irish Emigrant Ship
· National Museum of Ireland
· Guinness Storehouse
· Teeling Whiskey Distillery

The four stop bus tour is an optional event. Spaces are limited so please book your place in the "Register" section below.

20:00 - 21:30
Craft Fair & Welcome

A free craft fair and live music will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel for all delegates attending the conference.

  • Vision 2050
  • Healthy Soils - Healthy Planet
  • Promising Innovation
  • Promising Innovation
08.00 - 09.00
Registration & Tea & Coffee Break
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Address

Martin Eves, Chairman of Cré

09:10 - 09:20
An Anaerobic Digestion/Compost Plant Operator in the Year 2050

This presentation will make predictions on what an anaerobic digestion / compost plant will look like in the year 2050.
Henrik Lystad, Chairman, European Compost Network

09:20 - 09:40
How the Bioeconomy Contributes to Making a Circular Economy

The concept of the bioeconomy and its role in the development of a circular economy in Europe will be discussed. The terms biobased and biodegradable will be explained, how third generation refineries can develop and why there is a need to act on fiscal levers and change consumer behaviour.

David Newman, Managing Director, Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association, England

09:40 - 10:00
European Circular Economy Opportunities

An overview of the opportunities the EU Circular Economy package will create.
Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament

10:00 - 10:30
Q&A
10:30 - 11:15
Coffee Break & Networking in Exhibition Hall
11:15 - 11:30
Circular Economy: Carbon, Nutrients and Soil

ISWA published a report which describes the potential value that can be recovered from organic wastes. It focusses specifically on the carbon and plant nutrient content in organic wastes and how they can be recycled to create high value products, contribute towards feeding an ever-growing global population, as well as help conserve resources and improve soils.
Dr. Jane Gilbert, International Solid Waste Association

11:30 - 11:45
An Irish Perspective on Sustainable Food Production

Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability programme works with farmers and food companies to demonstrate and improve the sustainability credentials of Irish food and drink products. Launched in 2012, Origin Green is the world’s first independently verified national sustainability programme with 85% of Ireland’s food and drink exports coming from member farms and companies.
Padraig Brennan, Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board

11:45 - 12:00
EU Fertiliser Regulations

Eric Liégeois, DG GROW European Commission

12:00 - 12:30
Q&A
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break & Networking in Exhibition Hall
14:00 - 14:20
Nutrient Recovery from Manure Digestate: the ManureEcoMine Perspective

Nutrient recovery from digestate and manure by ammonia stripping and struvite precipitation will be presented.
Dr. Cristina Pintucci, University of Ghent, Belgium

14:20 - 14:35
Next Generation Anaerobic Digestion - Moving Beyond Biogas

Anaerobic digestion of organic wastes can be operated in such a way that volatile fatty acids are generated instead of biogas. These volatile fatty acids can be converted into products that are much more valuable than biogas e.g. bioplastics.
Dr. René Rozendal, Chief Technology Officer, Paques bv, Netherlands

14:35 - 14:50
Locally Intergrated Biorefining: The Case Study of Novamont

Producing added value biochemicals by converting old industrial sites and cooperating with local farmers: a case study of dry, pluriennal crops turned into biomass and vegetable oils used for production of bioplastics, biolubricants, household and personal care products, plant protection products, food fragrances, non-toxic additives for rubbers and plastics.
Stefano Facco, New Business Development Director, Novamont, Italy

14:50 - 15:30
Q&A
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break & Networking in Exhibition Hall
16:00 - 16:10
Helping the Food Production Sector Reduce its Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Harm Grobrugge, Vice-President of the European Biogas Association

16:10 - 16:30
Greenhouse Gas Reductions through Composting

An overview of cap & trade, emission allowances and how these programs can support organics recycling.
Allan Yee, Composting Council of Canada

16:30 - 16:50
A Review of Biochar Progress and its Innovative Uses

Overview of biochar progress and the potential markets for biochar in animal feeding, animal bedding, slurry and use in soil improvers.
Hans-Peter Schmidt, Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Strategies, Valais, Switzerland

16:50 - 17:10
Q&A
19:00 -
Drinks Reception
19:30 -
Banquet Meal in Hotel

Video Address from Phil Hogan European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Feedstock Quality Management
  • Operational Experiences of Anaerobic Digestion and Compost Plant Managers
  • Site Visit
09:30 - 09:50
20 Years Experience of a Successful Organic Waste Policy in Italy

Overview of the legislation for source separation of food waste, the plastic bag ban, quality assurance for compost, the subsidy for the use of compost on agricultural land and the methods to control contamination.
Alberto Confalonieri, Chair of CIC Technical Committee & Massimo Centemero, Managing Director CIC – Italian Compost & Biogas Association

09:50 - 10:10
Successful Results of a Pilot on Educating Householders in Sligo to Source Separate Food Waste

The results will show that by providing householders with a kitchen caddy, compostable bags and education the level of contamination was reduced from 45% to 1% and increased the quantity of food waste collected.
Percy Foster, Cre - Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland

10:10 - 10:30
Q&A
10:30 - 11.15
Coffee Break & Networking in Exhibition Hall
11:15 - 11:35
The SESA Biomethane & Compost Production Facililty

The Sesa plant is Italy largest biogas/compost plant and treats 365,000 tonner per year high quality municipal biowaste producing biomethane, organic fertilizers, electricity and district heating.
Wilbert Smeets, Technical Director, SESA SpA, Italy

11:35 - 11:55
De Meerlanden Compost and Biogas Facility

The plant processes 55,000 tonnes of feedstock per year and utilises all the by products, biomethane injected into the grid, heat exchangers in the compost plant, heat and CO2 used in greenhouses.
Gert-Jan Klaasse Bos, Plant Manager, Meerlanden Holding N.V. Netherlands

11:55 - 12:10
The Intergration of Biochar Production into a Composting Plant

Gerald Dunst, Managing Director of Sonnenerde, Austria - Joining by skype.

12:10 - 12:30
Q&A
12:30 - 14.00
Lunch Break & Networking in Exhibition Hall
14:00 - 20:00
Visit to Compost Site
Visit to Bord na Mona green waste composting plant and peat products bagging station
Visit to Traditional Irish Pub for meal and back to hotel
14:00 - 21:00
Departs hotel at 14.00
Bord na Mona green waste composting site and peat products bagging station

The Bord Na Mona site is a composting and automated bagging facility for peat based products. The facility is licensed to accept 100,000 tonnes per annum. A range of materials are composted on the 4.2 ha site, including garden waste and brewery grains. The compost produced is used to replace peat in a range of peat based products which are mixed and packaged on the adjoining automated bagging facility
Visit to Traditional Irish Pub for meal and back to hotel by 21.00

Exhibition Plan

Download the Exhibitors document here

    • 01.Trade Theatre
    • 02. Trade Theatre
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    • 05.Ménart
    • 06. Air Liquide
    • 07. Booked
    • 08. Nova Q
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    • 11. Dorset Green Machines B.V
    • 12. Weltec Biopower
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    • 15. Vogelsang
    • 16. Environmental Technology Resources
    • 17.BIOCYCLE
    • 18.Enviroguide
    • 19.CIC
    • 20. Novamont
    • 21.Novamont
Sponsors

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available at GORC.
Please view the Sponsorship Opportunities document here for details.

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

The Holiday Inn Hotel is connected to the Conference Hotel Crowne Plaza.

Alternatively The Metro Hotel is about 2km away

The conference takes place after a public holiday in Ireland/UK.
Accommodation in Dublin City on the weekend prior to the conference will be difficult to get – so book early!

CALL FOR RESEARCH POSTERS

A limited number of poster display spaces are available free of charge to delegates at GORC.
Please view the Call for Posters Document for details on criteria, application process and the special PHD student rate.
Posters will be displayed in the GORC Presentation Hall.

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    Florian Amlinger, ARGE Compost & Biogas Austria

    AD Europe 2014 - Brilliantly organised. Thanks Percy and team. Not only for a good event on a technical and scientific level but also because of the social and entertainment aspects enjoyed by all participants (charity raffle, Irish Dancing, pre-event reception, meals).

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    Jan Stambasky, European Biogas Association

    AD Europe 2014 - Excellent event, and thank you Percy for organizing the tourist tour on Saturday!