Study Tour & Training Course

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Successful Bio-Waste Recycling

5-Day Study Tour & Training Course*
Austria, 15 to 20 September 2019

*plus Europe’s largest Machine Show & Exhibition on Compost & Biomass processing a part of the

International Practitioner Day & Exhibiton

After 2 successful trainings in 2017 and 2018, this year in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism we have again prepared a unique program demonstrating best practice features of biowaste recycling with five distinct elements for individual benefit and professional learning:

  • Seminars taught by senior experts of 100NGO and the Compost & Biogas Association Austria (KBVOE), the facility operators and municipal waste managers and invited high level experts
  • Visit to facilities demonstrating state-of-the-art bio-waste collection and recycling
  • B2B first hand forums and exchange considering the various background of the participants
  • Time for discussion and exchange of professional experiences
  • Explanation of general conditions and how to find solutions suiting the individual framework conditions:
    1. – from an economic point of view
    2. – from a technical point of view
    3. – from an organisational point of view

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Site visits + B2B meeting with operators and authorities

  • Compost (150.000 tpa) and biogas (25.000 tpa) plants of the City of Vienna
  • The practice of separate collection of all types of bio-waste: Organisation, responsibilities, partners, economics, information & education work
  • Open windrow composting of food waste, garden & park waste, sewage sludge with and without aeration and bio-filter systems
  • Innovative separation techniques for impurities (plastics, metals, glass, stones)
  • Biogas plant – bio-methane fuel production and CO2 recovery, digestate use
  • Composting: Quality & process management and monitoring
  • Inter-municipal cooperation for recycling
  • Practical demonstration of food waste collection
  • Europe’s biggest show of bio-mass and compost processing machines

Lectures and Seminars

  • Strategic, economic & regulatory framework
  • Technical standards for composting & AD
  • Product quality standards
  • Public relations and stakeholder involvement
  • Agricultural cooperation in decentralised collection and on-farm composting
  • Biology of composting: key learnings in HUMUS production
  • Hygiene & odour management, documentation, monitoring & reporting
  • Compost/digestate markets and use
  • Compost substrate production

Cultural program as a surprise

Registration fee* (exclusive VAT) – for more details see program

Non members100NGO/ECN memberGroup discount 3+ (per person)Students/Low income Countries CC
EUR 1 900,–EUR 1 425,–EUR 1 200,–EUR 950,–

*includes 5 nights in 3-4* hotels, all meals, transport

The deadline of registration is the 31st of August 2019

Voices from past Study Tour:

„Your course exceeded my high expectations and I enjoyed every moment. For me it represented excellent value for my time and money.“

Angus Johnston, Australia
Principal Consultant, Jackson Environment and Planning Pty Ltd

„A very important practitioner course to attend for waste management professionals. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this program and enjoy the sights in Austria. Not to mention Florian is an excellent Course Coordinator!“

Paul Selvam Devadoss, Malaysia
CEO, Robin Paul Group

„I strongly recommend to anyone wanting to get a proper understanding on composting and organic recycling to learn from Florian – he has so much to offer.“

Donavan Farrel, Australia
goORGANICSwa, Composting Plant