Wastes to Profits – Annual Workshop 2020
We were able to hold our Annual Workshop on 19 & 20 February 2020 before the reality of the COVID-19 outbreak hit Australia’s shores. We had a great turnout with over 65 people attending the workshop, 35% from our industry partners. The proceedings were spread across two days with:
- 19th Feb 2020 – Roundtable dinner on sustainable animal feed materials
- 20th Feb 2020 – Annual Workshop providing an update on project progress and three workshop sessions on paunch utilisation, wastewater treatment and plastics in the sector.
During the Annual Workshop participants developed a shared understanding of the overall progress of the project and the future plans for rapid prototyping through demonstration and pilot trials. Participants collaborated to identify the relevance and potential value of the technologies and products being developed, informed the development and planning of pilot trials, identified potential barriers for adoption and strategies to potentially increase adoption.
The participants got the opportunity to engage with the researchers directly during the poster sessions. The day also provided the research team invaluable time with the industry partners to review and inform the development of the anaerobic digestion assessment tool.
In this newsletter there are four videos that provide you an overview of the annual workshop, benefits of projects like Wastes to Profits, progress to date, future plans and the anaerobic digestion assessment tool. We encourage you to watch the videos and stay in touch.
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