The 16th edition of the World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 23 to 27 June 2019. This year's theme is on the acceleration of natural cycles accelerate natural cycles from small to large scale on sewage, sludge, manure or agrowaste.

Accelerating natural cycles with anaerobic digestion

The World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion is an international platform to discuss advances in anaerobic digestion and related processes is an event that is part of the International Water Association Anaerobic Digestion Specialist Group conference series, this time organised by The Netherlands and Belgium.

The theme of the 16th issue of the AD conference: Accelerating natural cycles with anaerobic digestion. We increasingly treat industrial wastewater anaerobically, and these engineered digestion systems allow recovery of energy and resources including carbon and nutrients.

AD16 will further strengthen this evolution, by bringing together and activate debate across the multiple disciplines needed to understand the processes related to anaerobic digestion.

All experts invited

We invite engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, chemists, physicists, mathematical modelers, and technology innovators to participate.

All pioneers, freshmen, and leaders in the field, and other interested parties, are welcome to critically discuss the state-of-the-art of anaerobic digestion and learn about new developments.

Attendants can join our pre-conference workshops, visit latest-generation installations and anticipate future breakthroughs and developments.

Short courses

Specialised short courses will be offered before the conference to reinforce knowledge on certain innovative aspects. These courses will be organised by Ghent University, University of Leuven, Wageningen University and Delft University.

All are conveniently located in The Netherlands and Belgium, all within less than 3 hours by train from Delft.