Last September 18th, was celebrated the Final TL-BIOFER Workshop at the CEBAS-CSIC Research Center in Murcia, to present the final results on nutrients recovery in WWTPs through the biofilm cultivation of microalgae and their use as a component of bio-based fertilizers.
All PowerPoint presentations of this event are available in the following link:
The workshop was introduced by Jose Maria Gomez, from BPE, and Carlos García Izquierdo, from CEBAS-CSIC. The technical content of the workshop was divided into three different sessions. First part was focused on key aspects of TL-BIOFER project. Then a presentation regarding Microalgae cultivation and Pilot development took place (University of Córdoba). This section finished with a presentation of after LIFE activities, challenges and opportunities (BPE).
In the second part, dedicated to the valorization of microalgae as component for bio-based fertilisers, was presented the microalgae characterization (presented by BPE), the agronomic evaluation (presented by CEBAS-CSIC) and the technical, commercial and legal formulation of microalgae as bio-based fertilizers (presented by BPE).
In the third session, were presented two innovative research projects focused on microalgae-based technologies for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment:
- “Improved energy efficiency in WWTPs through microalgae” presented by Rául Muñoz from University of Valladolid.
- “A study of duckweed natural variation for swine wastewater treatment” presented by Antonio Leyva from CNB-CSIC.
The final TL-BIOFER workshop finished with a roundtable to discuss about future prospects of microalgae as component of bio-based fertilisers.