Thailand hosted the International Conference on Anaerobic Digestion

International Conference on Anaerobic Digestion: AD Technology and Microbial Ecology for Sustainable Development (ADTech 2015) was successfully held on 3-6 February 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  The Conference was organized by joint effort of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Chiang Mai University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and BIOTEC.


ADTech 2015 provided a primary platform for in- depth presentation and discussion on various topics that cover all aspects of anaerobic digestion namely microbial ecology in anaerobic environment; process engineering in anaerobic digestion; new biomass feedstock for renewable energy; methane emission and climate change; biogas utilization and upgrading; and policy economic aspects of anaerobic digestion.  The Conference program consisted of 58 lectures and 26 poster presentations.  Keynote lecturers included Dr. Lodewijk Willem Hulshoff Pol (Lettinga Associates Foundation, the Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Théodore Bouchez (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agricultural, France), Prof. Dr. habil. Bernd Bilitewski (INTECUS GmbH Waste Management and Environment-Integrating Management, Germany), Prof. Dr. Makarand Madhao Ghangrekar (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India), Prof. Dr. Saulius Vasarevicius (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania) and Prof. Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen  (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand).  


Poster awards were announced on the last day of the Conference.  The awards went to Prof.  Kazuaki  Syutsubo (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan), Mr.  Peerawat. Khongkliang (Taksin University, Thailand) and Asst. Prof.  Piyanuch Niamsup (Maejo University, Thailand) for golden, silver and bronze prizes, respectively.

A visit to the Landfill Gas Energy Site was offered to participants as part of the excursion. ADTech 2015 was well attended by 120 participants from 16 countries. 


Posted on 9 February 2015