The 2022 International Freiberg Conference on Waste Gasification – Syngas & Hydrogen from Challenging Secondary Feedstock will take place from 19-21 September 2022 in Freiberg, Germany. Waste gasification offers an alternative to incineration and landfilling for the large quantities of mixed, unsorted, contaminated and challenging waste fractions which are not suitable for mechanical recycling or pyrolysis. In enabling the use of such carbon-containing waste fractions as alternative feedstock to conventional resources (i.e. crude oil, natural gas, coal) for chemical production, it has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low carbon, circular and hydrogen economy. Moreover, the integration of renewable electricity in gasification also enables a lowering of the CO2 footprint and facilitates the storage of energy in products. Despite this potential, numerous socio-technological-economical-ecological-political questions and issues associated with the development and project deployment of waste gasification remain to be answered/resolved.
The event focuses on the opportunities, challenges and developments in thermo-chemical conversion of a wide range of challenging carbon-containing waste streams into synthesis gas and/or hydrogen for chemical utilization. The call for abstracts is open for oral and poster presentations, as well as suggestions for breakout sessions. Topics for oral and poster presentations include:
- Feedstock & treatment processes
- Conversion processes, technologies & products
- Modeling & integrated assessment
- Projects, trends and experiences
Conference participants will have the chance to attend a compact waste gasification training course (limited to 20 participants) before the start of the conference. The conference also includes technical tour to IEC’s numerous pilot gasification facilities, as well as the chance for external site tours to waste treatment and recycling facilities.
Please note that due to ongoing strict entry restrictions to China, the 10th International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies – scheduled from 18-23 September 2022 in Shanghai, China – will be postponed as a physical event to September 2023. In 2022, a physical conference will take place instead in Freiberg, Germany. Onsite participation will be carried out according to COVID-19 safety precautions. Further information can be found here.