ANZBP Biosolids Webinar July 2021
Join us on Thursday 22 July from 12:00 pm to 1.30 pm for this webinar to hear from our presenters about the production and reuse of biosolids in Australia and some emerging treatment technology options.
This webinar will include presentations from:
Dr Glenn Dale, Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer at Verterra
Presentation: Soil carbon farming for profit and the planet
Glenn is the founder and Managing Director of Verterra Ecological Engineering, Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Southern Queensland, and a founding member of Foresters without Borders management committee. Glenn holds degrees in forestry and biochemistry, an MBA and PhD in Molecular & Quantitative Genetics. Glenn has over 32 years’ experience in natural resource management and ecological engineering, with broad international experience including New Zealand, China, USA, England, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Colombia, Brazil, Tanzania and Rwanda. Glenn has particular expertise in plant water use, plant nutrition, degraded land and mine site rehabilitation, soil conservation, carbon sequestration and erosion management relevant to beneficial use of biosolids as a valuable nutrition and soil conditioning product.
Lauren Randall, Program Lead Biosolids & Resources at Hunter Water
Presentation: Taking Care of “Business” – Biosolids Management: a Utility’s Perspective.
As Hunter Water’s Program Lead Biosolids and Resources, Lauren is leading the development of Hunter Water’s long-term biosolids strategy. To ensure sustainable and resilient biosolids management, she recognizes the need for an innovative and adaptive approach that can address future challenges and has the flexibility to embrace opportunities for improved environmental, social and economic outcomes for communities. With nearly two decades of experience in the water industry, Lauren has managed a diverse range of engineering and environmental studies, led stakeholder engagement programs and developed decision-making frameworks to incorporate a variety of financial, technical, environmental and social factors.
Dr Charles Foster, CEO of IQ Energy Australia, Shareholder and Director of IQ Energy Canada
Presentation: Advanced Thermal Solutions for Sludges and Biosolids
Dr Foster has worked over more than three decades in veterinary science and agriculture, corporate business, and academia before investing in IQ Energy Inc and setting up IQ Energy Australia. IQ Energy Australia is an innovative environmental technologies company focused on repurposing biosolids, sludges and other waste streams into clean, renewable, and valuable resources, using modular advanced drying and thermal treatment. IQ Energy’s indirect thermal dryer and gasification solution was developed for the wastewater treatment sector, using various heat pathways to turn sludges, into valuable ‘resources’ for the growing circular economy. Its modular and scalable design allows it to be deployed on-site in a variety of communities, dealing with waste locally, adding value, reducing odor and decreasing the number of trucks on the roads.
Event Type: Webinar
July 22, 2021, 12:00 to 1:30pm
Availability: ANZBP members
Please note: the webinar will commence at 12.00 pm (Sydney Time) running for approximately 90 minutes and will include presentations followed by Q&A.
Full details including links to the webinar platform will be sent to registered attendees.
The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be provided to registered attendees.