Programme

Wednesday 2 December 2015 (optional)
Visit to manure treatment installations in Flanders
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Day 1: Thursday 3 December 2015
08h00 - 09h00Registration and welcome coffee
‘Kapittelzaal’, Ground floor
09h00 - 09h40Official Opening of ManuREsource 2015 & Welcome Addresses
  • Liesbeth Verheyen, president of VCM
  • Joke Schauvliege, Flemish Minister for environment, nature & culture

‘Refter’, Ground floor
09h40 - 10h10"Manure management in the EU member states"
Francesco Presicce, Head of the Nitrates Sector, Unit for Agriculture, Forest, Soil, DG Environment, European Commission
‘Refter’, Ground floor
10h10 - 10h40Coffee break and poster session
‘Kapittelzaal’, Ground floor
10h40 - 12h15Panel debate with EU member states representatives: Manure management in the EU
  • Franz Jansen-Minβen, Agricultural Chamber of Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Kevin Grauwels, the Flemish Land Agence, Belgium (Flanders)
  • Charles Hendrickx, Attaché Department of Environment and water – Agricultural-environmental integration Belgium (Wallonia)
  • John Williams, ADAS UK, United Kingdom
  • Harm Smit, Senior staff member Manure and Environment, Ministry of Economic affairs, Netherlands
  • Marja-Liisa Tapio-Biström, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Moderation by Sonja Van Renssen, freelance climate, energy and environment journalist
12h15 - 13h45Lunch and poster session
‘Kapittelzaal’, Ground floor
With closed lunch meeting – “establishment of a European platform on manure management” - by invitation
13h45 - 14h15Flash presentations by innovative manure processing/construction companies
Best-Hall, “Warehousing in fertilizers ”, Paul Goris
D-TEC, Jasper Lentjes
EU-project ‘Digesmart’, Denis Dewilde, Detricon
Triple-T, Amir Zalel
‘Refter’, Ground floor
14h15 - 15h30PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room “Priorzaal”, 1st FloorRoom “rector Vermeylen”, 2nd FloorRoom “Oude Infirmerie”, 2nd FloorRoom “Rector Blancquart”, 2nd Floor
Session T1 - Fertilising with manure & digestate treatment products
Chair: Bart Vandecasteele, ILVO, BE
Session T2 - Product innovations and new markets for manure & digestate
Chair: Bart Van der Straeten, Flemish government, department Agriculture and Fishery, BE
Session T4 - Process innovations in manure & digestate treatment
Chair: Oscar Schoumans Wageningen University, NL
Session T5 - Energy production from manure
Chair: August Bonmati GIRO Technical Centre Barcelona, ES
Thermal treatment of separated manure digestate solids: effects of acidification and drying on nitrogen loss and fertilizer replacement value
Jensen, L.S., University of Copenhagen, DK
Can liquid fraction of pig manure be a profitable N-fertilizer?
Annicaert, B., Ghent University, BE
Technical tools for the optimal use of animal manure as a fertiliser
Saeys, W., University of Leuven
Added value of manure (co-) digestion in light of GHG emission abatement beyond COP21
Invited speaker Pfluger, S., European Biogas Association (EBA)
Use of green nitrogen fertilizers as substitute for fossil based synthetic N fertilizer: a field scale assessment
De Dobbelaere, A., Inagro, BE
A scenario-based assessment model for the local excess potential of digestate and manure
Heberlein, M., Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, DE
Total nitrogen reduction in agricultural wastewater by passive aeration Zalel, A., Tripfadale-T, IL Effects of controlled hydrodynamic cavitation on anaerobic digestion of livestock manure
Piccinini, S., CRPA, IT
From the anaerobic digestion to renewable Fertilizers: a virtuous example of circular economy and low impact agriculture
Adani, F., University of Milan, IT
Liberalized international trade of raw nutrients of animal origin, a road ahead to a sustainable European nutrient management?
Bral, A., Ghent University, BE
Ammonia stripping from three different digested slurries using a simplified technique
Perazzolo, F., University of Milan, IT
Economic and performance impacts of co-digestion of dairy manure and non-farm feedstocks on medium sized dairy farms in the US
Kirk, D., Michigan State University, US
A more efficient and sustainable fertilization through recycling manure-derived Phosphorus
Robles Aguilar, A. A., Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute für Bio- und Geowissenschaften, GE
Fate of nitrogen and phosphorus following thermal hydrolysis and hydrothermal carbonization of swine manure with alkali, mineral and organic acids
Ekpo, U., University of Leeds, UK
15h30 - 16h00Coffee break and poster session
Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
16h00 - 17h15PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room “Priorzaal”, 1st Floor Room “rector Vermeylen”, 2nd Floor Room “Oude Infirmerie”, 2nd Floor
Session T1 - Fertilising with manure & digestate treatment products
Chair: Bart Vandecasteele, ILVO, BE
Session T2 - Product innovations and new markets for manure & digestate
Chair: Bart Van der Straeten, Flemish government, department Agriculture and Fishery, BE
Session T4 - Process innovations in manure & digestate treatment
Chair: Oscar Schoumans Wageningen University, NL
Blending biobased fertilizers to satisfy fertilization crop requirements
Tur-Cardona, J., Ghent University, BE
Developing normative manure system for Finland - opportunities and challenges
Luostarinen, S., Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke, FI
ECOFERM – THE CIRCULAR FARM
J.G. de Wilt, InnovationNetwork, NL
Manufacturing high quality-manure based fertilizers for a sustainable agriculture
Planques, B., Italpollina SpA, IT
Nitrogen excretion factors of livestock in the European Union
Velthof, G.L., Wageningen University, NL
Innovative manure treatment plant in Northern Italy for compensating regional livestock manure nutrients
Döhler, H., DöhlerAgrar, DE
The fertilizer replacement value of processed digestate products
vanden Nest, T., ILVO, BE
Farmer attitudes and potential barriers to the use of new organic fertilisers
Jensen, L.S., University of Copenhagen, DK
Pig slurry treatment plant based on energy recovery by anaerobic digestion to support nitrogen surplus removal by SHARON process
Moscatelli, G., CRPA, IT
Heavy metal concentration in manure and digestate: a simulation model
Sigurnjak, I., Ghent University, BE
Nutrient recovery technologies for dairy manure - opportunities and challenges
Kirk, D., Michigan State University, US
17h45 - 19h00Reception at Ghent City Hall
20h00Conference dinner (optional)
Day 2: Friday 4 December 2015
08h30 - 09h00Opening with welcome coffee
‘Kapittelzaal’, Ground floor
09h00 - 10h00Plenary session – keynote lectures “Organic fertilisers in demand – case studies”
Not all countries (in or outside the EU) are confronted with a high nutrient pressure, in some regions there is even a lack of nutrients resulting in an impoverishment of the soil. In this session we want to focus on the demand for organic fertilisers.
  • A. Kovacs, assistant professor/research farm leader, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Szent István University, HU
  • T. Jadczyszyn, head of Department of Plant Nutrition and Fertilisation, Institute of Soil and Plant Cultivation, State Reach University, PL
  • K. Gustafsson, Agroväst, SE
10h00 - 11h00Coffee break and poster session
Room “Priorzaal”, 1st FloorRoom “rector Vermeylen”, 2nd FloorRoom “Oude Infirmerie”, 2nd FloorRoom “Rector Blancquart”, 2nd Floor
Session T5 - Energy production from manure
Chair: Jeroen Buysse Ghent University, BE
Session T1 - Fertilising with manure & digestate treatment products
Chair: Gerard Velthof, University of Wageningen, NL
Session T4 - Process innovations in manure & digestate treatment
Chair: Fabrizio Adani University of Milan, IT
Session T3 – Environmental aspects of manure and digestate treatment
Chair: Sergio Piccinini CRPA, IT
Heat recovery potential from the biological treatment of the thin fraction of manure
Corbala-Robles, L., Ghent University, BE
Valorize the agronomic value of processed animal manure in Flanders: a field trial in cauliflower
Coopman, F., Inagro, BE
Why is acidification a success only in Denmark?
Jacobsen, B.H., University of Copenhagen, DK
Impact of field acidification and application methods on ammonia emissions, yield and nitrogen efficiency of organic liquid manures
Wagner, C., Leuphana University of Lüneburg, DE
Small scale pig manure digestion (190 kWe): a testimony on the practical and eocnomic implementation at a manure treatment installation
Bamelis, L., DLV InnoVision, BE
Application of biowaste digestates: impacts on growth, biomass, yield components and leaf area of Avena sativa L. and Brassica napus L. in pots
Ross, C.-L., Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects, DE
Biological acidification of pig slurry for phosphorus recovery as struvite Piveteau, S., IRSTEA, FR Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from air scrubbers at pig housing facilities in Flanders
Van der Heyden, C., Ghent University/ILVO, BE
Improving anaerobic digestion stability, effluent quality and ammonia recovering with a microbial electrolysis cell integrated system
Cerrillo, M., IRTA, ES
Composting of digestate solid fraction
Vanden Nest, T., ILVO, BE
Recovery of phosphorus (P) from pig slurry
Schoumans, O.F., Wageningen University, NL
Preliminary assessment of gaseous emission from the storage of acidified raw and co-digested solid fractions
Gioelli, F., University of Torino (DiSAFA), IT
Phophorus recovery from pig slurry and digestate in Flanders
Bilbao, J., Fraunhofer Institute IGB, DE
Solid-liquid separation treatments to reduce phosphorus accumulation in the soil
Parera Pous, J., Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Department of Generalitat of Catalonia, ES
12h15 - 13h30Lunch and poster session
‘Kapittelzaal’, Ground floor
13h30 - 14h30PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room “Priorzaal”, 1st Floor Room “rector Vermeylen”, 2nd Floor Room “Oude Infirmerie”, 2nd Floor
Session T4 - Process innovations in manure & digestate treatment
Chair: Fabrizio Adani University of Milan, IT
Session T2 - Product innovations and new markets for manure & digestate
Chair: Jeroen Buysse Ghent University, BE
Session T3 – Environmental aspects of manure and digestate treatment
Chair: Sergio Piccinini CRPA, IT
Potential and technical innovations of digestate treatment
Drochner, U., German Biogas Association, DE
Economic aspects of manure use and management policies and practices in Turkey
Yilmaz, H., Suleyman Demirel University, TR
Characterisation of emissions from a cow manure anaerobic codigestion plant
Torrellas, M., IRTA, ES
Efficient manure management: nutrient recovery in the ManureEcoMine perspective
Pintucci, C., Ghent University, BE
Composting, co-composting or co-ensiling the solid fraction of cattle slurry to improve product quality and limit nutrient losses
Vandecasteele, B., ILVO, BE
Effects of anaerobic digestion of organic manures on nitrate leaching estimated under Danish conditions
Sorensen, P., Aarhus University, DK
Towards a zerocost-biorefinery for manure and digestate treatment using a new model library and global sensitivity analyses
Vaneeckhaute, C. Université Laval, CA/Ghent University, BE
Manure processing should start with a characterisation of the desired end products
Postma, R., Nutrient Management Institute, NL
Storage conditions for cattle farmyard manure on the field: limiting nutrient losses and optimizing fertilizer value
Viaene, J., ILVO, BE
14h30 - 15h00PLENARY SESSION - ManuREsource poster Award 2015
With presentation of the selection of the 3 best posters
Awarding of the poster price by George Hofman, chairman of the poster jury

‘Refter’, Ground floor
15h00 - 15h30Closing speech – Search for mineral cycles
Jeanet Brandsma, COPA-COGECA
‘Refter’, Ground floor
15h30 - 15h45Closing speech by the organization
‘Refter’, Ground floor
15h45 - 17h00Closing drink