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BioWET stands for Biological Waste to Energy Technologies. This weblog was created to share information about the BioWET conference taking place on July 16-20, 2012 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. This gathering will consist of various speakers from the United States and Europe discussing topics related to waste-to-energy technologies, such as biofuel from biomass and algae, anaerobic membrane reactors, biogas from livestock wastes, and bio-electrochemical systems.
The University of South Florida (USF) is partnering with UNESCO-IHE (Delft, NL) and Institute of Chemical Technology (Prague, CZ) on a EU funded project called Advanced Biological Waste to Energy Technologies (BioWET). Over the next four years, ICT and IHE will be sending faculty and students to USF on extended exchange visits to conduct research on the BioWET topic. Project investigators are Dr. Jan Bartacek and Dr. Pavel Jenicek from ICT, Dr. Piet Lens from IHE, and Dr. Yeh and Dr. Ergas from USF.
The BioWET conference is a kick-off summer workshop planned for the week of July 16-20. The workshop is comprised of lectures and field trips. In addition to the BioWET project investigators, we have also invited several other renowned bioenergy experts to speak at the workshop. This will be a great gathering.
Other speakers include Dr. Caitlyn Butler from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. George Philippidis from USF Polytechnic, Dr. Debra Reinhart from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Ann C. Wilkie from the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agicultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) and various student presenters.