Solid Waste & Recycling


German MBT conference

Rising costs for raw materials and energy and demand for sustainable climate protective waste treatment and recycli...

Rising costs for raw materials and energy and demand for sustainable climate protective waste treatment and recycling techniques have placed technologies like bio-methanisation and material recovery facilities (MRF) in the spot of interest. MBT develops from a landfill combined pre-treatment to a material selection technology providing various secondary raw materials and energy from municipal sold waste.

The 3rd International Symposium MBT & MRF will be held in Hanover (Germany) from the May 12-14, 2009. This is the world’s largest conference focused on MBT and had participants from 37 countries in 2007. The combination of conference, commercial exhibition and excursion will make MBT 2009 a prime event for operators, authorities and technology providers.

Conference topics include:

— MBT & MRF in different countries

— Targets, legal aspects, boundary values

— Basics, possibilities, limits and relevance of MBT & MRF

— Current and future relevance of MBT & MRF

— MBT & MRF: Two technologies with a joint future

— Competition and material (waste) streams in Europe

— Functionality, economic efficiency & ecobalance

— New developments in machine and system engineering

— Emissions and their treatment

— Landfilling of MBT-waste
— Conditioning, use and sale of MBT & MRF output fractions (e.g. RDF,

— Experiences with new and rebuilt plants

— Process control and analytics

If you are interested in becoming an author at MBT 2009, please submit the following information until December 4, 2008 to

— Title and qualified abstract (1-2 pages) of the paper (English or German only)

— Institution, Name, address, Phone, FAX and personal email-address

The selection of the papers and the symposium program will be finalized in January 2009. The leading authors (presenters) of the accepted papers will get free access to the conference, which also includes lunch, dinner and the conference proceedings. Transport and accommodation have to be self-organized and paid by the authors. The conference hotel (4 Star category) offers rooms for 75 Euro per night for symposium participants.

Papers for the conference proceedings have to be in English or German. The Powerpoint presentations on the conference must be in English, but due to the simultaneous translation the oral presentation can be held in French, Spanish, Italian or German as well.

More information about this and the previous conferences is available in the conference section of our website: and directly at:

If you speak German, our 3rd landfill practice conference (German language only) in December 2008 might be interesting for you:

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