Microbial Electrochemical Technology for Resource Recovery Conference

Microbial Electrochemical Technology for Resource Recovery Conference

Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead
Bottle Bank, Gateshead, NE8 2AR, United Kingdom

You are invited to participate on the ‘Microbial Electrochemical Technology for Resource Recovery’ end of project conference that will take place on the 9th and 10th of May at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead.

MeteoRR is a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project that investigates the use of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) to drive the recovery of valuable metals from industrial wastewater and to synthesise useful compounds from carbon dioxide. MeteoRR is part of NERC's Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) programme, which is a collaborative research programme engaging academia, industry, government to develop knowledge and tools to reduce pressure on natural resources and create value from wastes.

The aim of the conference is to celebrate the success of the project, to provide a networking opportunity for academic, government and industrial partners and to explore new research collaborations. During the two days conference, we will review the main outcomes of our research on the use of BES to recover valuable metals such as copper and zinc from wastewater, the production of functional bionanominerals, technology scale up and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. We will also have industrial partners and renowned international researchers contributing with an overview in the development of new renewable energy technologies for achieving energy sustainable water infrastructures, CO2 reduction technologies and the production of valuable organics and fuels from waste.

The conference agenda can be downloaded using the link below:

We offer to industrial and government guests the opportunity to display exhibitors and/or introduce their activities with a flash presentation (3 minutes). If you would like to contribute, please let us know by marking this option below.

At the end of the conference, there will be a follow up policy engagement activity focused on the Life Cycle Sustainability and Policy Analyses of Plausible Systems for Resource Recovery from Waste.
Dr. Jhuma Sadhukan and Dr. Bolaji Shemfe (Surrey University) will provide with a software demonstration and a proof of concept for their work on Global Sustainability and Engineering analysis of Resource recovery Technologies (GSERTTM). Their approach applies established life cycle impact assessment alongside techno-economic and policy analyses for design and decision making of bioelectrochemical systems for resource recovery from waste.
Please register your interest to attend to this session.

This event is free, but registration will be required. The attendance to both days of the conference is recommended when possible. Lunch will be provided. Please register by the 30th of April 2018.

The link below contains a selection of hotels where you can book your accommodation. We have secured bedroom allocation at special room rates at these hotels until the 9th of April. Please follow the link below to arrange your booking:


After the 9th of April, you can still book rooms at these hotels at their normal rates. Please, contact your chosen hotel directly to sort your accommodation after the 9th of April.

For more information about the event, please contact ana.suarez-suarez@newcastle.ac.uk

Please visit http://www.meteorr.ac.uk/ for more information about our science and https://rrfw.org.uk/ for an overview of the RRfW programme.