South East Water talking biochar and next-gen tech

South East Water will host a webinar about its partnership with RMIT, IWN and Greater Western Water that has improved the efficiency of biochar production.

South East Water will host a webinar about its partnership with RMIT, IWN and Greater Western Water that has improved the efficiency of biochar production.

Topic: A More Climate Friendly Approach to Biosolids Management – Leap Forward in Technology for Biochar Production

The disposal of biosolids is a challenge for water authorities globally. Estimates suggest annual global biosolids reach 100 million tonnes. Volumes are expected to rise to 175 million tonnes by 2050. Currently, around 30 per cent of the world’s biosolids resource is stockpiled or sent to landfill, creating an environmental challenge.

Energy efficient biochar production presents the industry with an opportunity to advance the circular wastewater economy, provide a high-value resource to other sectors and reduce the dependence upon landfill and land spreading. Water authorities can leverage highly efficient pyrolysis technology to reduce the risk of environmental contaminants from land spreading in an environment of increasing regulatory attention on biosolids management.

RMIT has worked with South East Water and partners over the last five years to develop a more efficient pyrolysis approach with low energy requirements. PYROCO offers water authorities a carbon-positive system for managing biosolid waste.

Join our panel of South East Water, RMIT and Iota experts to learn about innovative new technology developed in Australia converting biosolid waste into a highly valuable commercial biochar, with potential applications across various industries.

Speakers:

(Host) Anna Minns – Circular Economy Advisor at Circular Australia
Dr Aravind Surapaneni – Senior Research Scientist at South East Water
David Bergmann – Research & Development Manager at South East Water
Kalpit Shah – Deputy Director (Academic) at ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource
Eamon Casey – Technical Director at Iota

You can sign up for the webinar here.

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