ENPI CBC MED Programme www.enpicbcmed.eu

A landfill has a limited life, but a composting plant can continue to process waste indefinitely.

SCOW Conferences

Congress Biometa Barcelona 21st-22nd May 2014

5 June, 2014

The 11th Edition of Biometa 2014 was held from the 21st to the 22nd of May at the auditorium of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona Main Offices, and included technical visits on 23rd. BCNecologia, leader partner of SCOW project (Selective Collection of the Organic Waste in tourist areas and valorisation in farm composting plants) attended the conferences and had the occasion to introduce and disseminate the project by distributing brochures and display an informative poster produced for the event in the exhibition area set up for this purpose.

The program of the congress featured several conferences which focused on key topics such as the new management plans for municipal waste; the future trends of recovery and recycling the MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) and the evolution of organic fraction fermentation; the importance of the collection methods and their optimization; the assessment of greenhouse gases emissions and their current utility; or the development of new systems for preparing the substrate, and innovative methods for their purification.

Biometa 2014 also included a session on the experiences of currently operating plants. The conference ended with a description of the plants to be visited during this edition, in this case around Tarragona and south of Barcelona.

In that direction, the conference represented a great opportunity to carry out networking activities and share experiences and knowledge which will contribute to improve the development and the results obtained during the project.