Focus of the 10th International Circular Economy Week (10ICEW) will be Zero Emission strategies and technologies towards Circular Economy.

Thematic technology site visits throughout the week, speeches and presentations at the 10th International Circular Economy Conference (10ICEC) will cover the topics on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, water and waste water management, waste management, sustainable soil and agricultural management.

These events are highly recommended for practitioners, policy makers, academics/researchers in the relevant domains.

MONDAY, 21st OCTOBER

WELCOME RECEPTION | Prof. Dr. Peter Heck, Managing Director, IfaS
Thematic presentation: “Zero Emission & Sustainable
Development: business and social perspectives”

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 1 | Birkenfeld
Technologies for Zero Emission at Europe’s premier Zero
Emission campus
Tour 1: Sustainable infrastructure at Zero Emission Campus
Tour 2: Solar energy tri-generation – concept & praxis
Tour 3: District heating powered by biomass residue

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 2 | Neubrücke (Nahe)
Biomass-to-Energy

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 3 | Birkenfeld
Biomass-based district heating system

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 4 | Morbach
Renewable Energy Landscape Morbach: repurposing a
[waste] land for renewable energy generation (a municipal
project with biomass, wind, and solar power)

TUESDAY, 22nd OCTOBER

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 5 | Trier
Energy autarky wastewater treatment and sustainable public utility services

  • Welcome & a brief introduction: by the CEO of SWT
  • Energy & Technology Park
    Green Buildings
    Application of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy autarky wastewater treatment
  • LED Street lighting & digital infrastructure

WEDNESDAY, 23rd OCTOBER

10th INTERNATIONAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONFERENCE | Birkenfeld
Associated Events: Exhibition, B2B forum & networking

GALA DINNER | ECB
Hosted by Prof. Dr. Peter Heck

THURSDAY, 24th OCTOBER

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 6 | Forbach
Bio-waste management solutions by SYDEME: multiple
options for sustainable bio-waste valorisation 

GUIDED TECHNOLOGY SITE VISIT – 7 | Kaiserslautern
Centralised waste management system by ZAK: achieving
high resource efficiency by centralisation of solid waste
management

LED Illumination Demonstration: Simmertal Castle 

FRIDAY, 25th OCTOBER

B2B-Meetings on request