Special North American Workshop at the 2015 International Symposium on MBT, MRF & Recycling in Germany

Waste-to-Resources SymposiumEveryone wants to do better with municipal solid waste, and mechanical biological treatment (MBT) is one avenue. But is it right for every community? The single best place to learn about MBT is where it’s being done, by the folks who know the most about it. That happens only once every two years in Germany with renowned MBT expert Dr. Matthias Kuehle-Weidemeier, CEO of the Germany-based waste treatment specialists Wasteconsult International. Your next chance to hear from Dr. Kuehle-Weidemeier is this May in Hanover, Germany.

Waste-to-Resources SymposiumWith participants from about 40 countries attending previous editions, Waste-to-Resources is the world’s largest conference on MBT & Material Recovery Facilities (MRF). The combination of conference, commercial exhibition, and site visits will make Waste-to-Resources 2015 again a prime event for operators, authorities, consultants, and technology providers. The conference, which will be held May 5-8, 2015, will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Waste-to-Resources SymposiumMBT & MRF in different countries
  • Targets, legal aspects, boundary values
  • Basics, possibilities, limits, and relevance of MBT & MRF
  • Competition and material (waste) streams
  • Functionality, economic efficiency, and lifecycle balance
  • Experience with new and rebuilt plants
  • New developments in machine and system engineering
  • Anaerobic digestion of organic waste fractions
  • Energy recovery by RDF power plants, gasification, liquidization, and more
  • Conditioning, use, and sale of MBT & MRF output fractions (e.g. RDF, metals)
  • Process control and analytics
  • Emissions and their treatment
  • Bio/Pyro and Hydro-char (HTC)
  • Landfilling of MBT-waste

North American Workshop

Waste-to-Resources WorkshopAs part of the conference, GBB will host a special complimentary workshop for colleagues from North America, on May 7, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This workshop will be tailored for and limited to attendees from North America, and will be facilitated by John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President with GBB and Dr. Kuehle-Weidemeier, and supported by Michael Balhar, CEO of ASA GmbH. The workshop will feature a facilitated discussion on the following topics:

  • The development of modern MBT systems and how they can reduce landfill input and aftercare costs;
  • Insight into commercial MBT systems in Europe and how these systems could work in North America;
  • Practical experience and lessons learned from operating MBT systems in Europe; and
  • Implementing MBT processing as part of a North American integrated solid waste management system.

In addition, there will be reserved time to discuss your specific operating systems or solid waste management strategies and brainstorm together the best way to incorporate MBT into your current or future plans. After attending this workshop, attendees will come away with the latest information on MBT and how it could play a role in helping achieve their solid waste management goals.

As a bonus, in addition to access to the special North American workshop, North American attendees will also receive the proceedings (448 pages) of the previous Waste-to-Resources conference as a bonus.

To view the conference program, register, and reserve your space at this workshop, please visit

We hope to see you there!