EUBCE 2019, 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition -  27-30 May 2019 

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•    Poster Presentation (EUBCE 2019):

Cruz N., Silva F., Kodra A., Pereira, A., Gomes A., Tarelho L., Rodrigues S. (2019) Biomass ash-based materials to be used as soil improvers: from laboratory to field experiments of LIFE No_Waste Project. 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, 27 - 30 May, Lisbon.


•  Video Presentation (EUBCE 2019):

The video of LIFE No_Waste was presented upon the direct invitation of ADENE - Agência para a Energia; these were institutional presentations of selected projects considered most relevant in the sector of Biomass in Portugal




Encontro CIÊNCIA’19 (Portugal) 8-10 July 2019

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WASTES 5th International Conference: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities (Portugal) 4-6 September 2019

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•    Oral Communication:

Cruz N., Silva F., Godinho C., Gomes A., Romkens P.F.A.M., Tarelho L.A.C., Rodrigues S. (2019) Geochemical modelling approach for the leaching of major and trace elements from biomass ash and organic waste amended mining soils: LIFE No_Waste project field demonstration. 5th International Conference of Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 4 - 6 September, Costa da Caparica.


TECHDAYS 2019 (Portugal) 10-12 October 2019

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Goldschmidt 2019

•    Oral Communication:

Cruz N., Silva F., Kodra A., Pereira, A., Gomes A., Tarelho L.A.C., Rodrigues S. (2019) Long-term recovery of mining soils functioning using waste materials from the pulp and paper industry. Goldschmidt 2019, 18 - 23 August, Barcelona, Spain.


Organisation of Scientific Workshops (Jan 2018 – Dec 2018)

•    27th Feb 2018: Organization of a half-day LIFE No_Waste Scientific Workshop “Sustainable Agriculture and the re-thinking of Fertilisers’ Regulation in a context of Circular Economy”, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal with invited presentations by project international consultants and presence of 63 registered participants (please see workshop leaflet at Annex I). 

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Presentations in Technological Events (Jan 2018 – Dec 2018)

•    November 2018: 3th European Nutrient R&D event at ECOMONDO 2018 Green Technology Expo, 8 – 9 November 2018, Rimini, Italy: Invited Flash Presentation of the LIFE No_Waste Project (Management of Biomass Ash and Organic Waste in the Recovery of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set in Portugal) and participation in round table sessions organised by European Sustainable Phosphorous Platform (ESPP) in the scope 3th European Nutrient R&D event ( 

•    October 2018: TECHDAYS 2018: Building our Future, 11-13 October 2018, Aveiro, Portugal: Presentation of the LIFE No_Waste Project (Management of Biomass Ash and Organic Waste in the Recovery of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set in Portugal), including the public presentation of the LIFE No_Waste VIDEO (Annex II). (  




Figure 2: Photos of: a) presentations at the 27th Feb 2018 Scientific Workshop; b) participation at 3th European Nutrient R&D event at ECOMONDO 2018 Green Technology Expo; c) participation at TECHDAYS 2018.


Presentations in Scientific Conferences and Workshops (Jan 2018 – Dec 2018)

•    18-22nd March 2018 – Sónia M. Rodrigues, Oral Communication at the 255th ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting, SESSION: Energy, Water & Food Production, Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (, New Orleans, USA. ~4000 participants

•    13-17th May 2018 – Paula Alvarenga, Oral Communication at the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe 28th Annual Meeting (, Rome, Italy. ~400 participants.

•    20-22nd June 2018 – Paula Alvarenga, Oral Communication at the CICS 2018, VIII Congreso Ibérico de las Ciencias del Suelo (, Donostia, San Sébastian, Spain. ~100 participants

•    11-13th July 2018 – Patrícia Palma, Poster Communication at CICTA 2018 - 11º Congreso Ibérico y 8º Iberoamericano de Contaminación y Toxicología Ambiental (, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. ~100 participants.

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•    2-4th October 2018 – Nuno M.C. Cruz, Poster communication at 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR 2018:, Aveiro, Portugal. ~200 participants

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•    28-29th November 2018 – Nuno M.C. Cruz, Oral Pitch PhD Student Presentation at the Research Summit “Social Responsibility of Higher Education Institutions & Research” (, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. ~400 participants  

Technical Training Courses

•    9-10 October 2018 – Presentation of LIFE No_Waste project by Paula Alvarenga at the Summer Course on “New Trends in restoration of degraded soils III: trace elements, organic pollutants, and constructed wetlands”, Donostia, San Sebastian ( (~50 participants)


Sessions at Schools and Science Centres

•    Lab-i-Duca program (Academic year 2017/2018) and “3 dias com Ciência”, developed by Lab-i-duca (December 2018): the project dissemination and its promotion accounted for four activities involving, in a general context, the main subject of soil recovery.
Schools involved:
- Oliveira do Hospital: 1º Ciclo de Lagares, Escola do Largo da Feira, Escolas de Vale do Ferreiro, Penalva, Alvoco, Bobadela, Cordinha, Lajeosa, Lagares, Meruge, Seixo, Seixas, São Paio de Gramaços, Centro escolar de Oliveira do Hospital, Escola de Lourosa, Centro escolar de Nogueira do Cravo, Escola de Travanca de Lagos, Escola Secundária de Oliveira do Hospital, Fundation Aurélio Amaro Diniz, Casa da Obra Eugénia Garcia Monteiro de Brito and EPTOLIVA.
- Tábua: Escolas de Tábua, Mouronho, Candosa, Covas, Sinde, Ázere, Midões, Póvoa de Midões and Espariz.


Figure 3: Dissemination activities of LIFE NO_WASTE project within the “3 dias com Ciência” at BLC3. 


Dissemination session: 15-17 Mar 2017 | Venue: Congress Centre Lisbon

LIFE No_Waste project was selected for presenting at Innovation and Knowledge Space in the Green Business Week!
The project will be presented in two ways:

-Panel presentation throughout the event

-Pitch presentation at Water/Environment/Wastes session on 16th March, 5 PM


Dissemination session: 22nd November, 11:30 AM | Venue: CESAM meeting room, Building III, UA

Speaker – Sónia Morais Rodrigues (CESAM & DQ)
Programme – LIFE14 ENV/PT/000369
Dates – 1-1-2016 to 31-12-2019
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Project Keywords: Nutrient Recycling; Resource Efficiency; Circular Economy; End-of-Waste criteria
Scientific Areas for potential collaborations: Waste Management; Waste recycling; Soil Remediation; Soil functioning

Oral communication: 5th Sept 2016 | Venue: Lisbon

11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems – SDEWES (4-9 Sept Lisbon, Portugal) ~300 participants

Dissemination session: 12th Jul 2016 | Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Participation at a round table at “Programas Horizonte 2020 e LIFE: Oportunidades e desafios na temática do ambiente, eficiência de recursos, mitigação e adaptação às alterações climáticas, natureza e biodiversidade” organized by GPPQ and APA ~50 participants

Oral communication: 10th May 2016 | Venue: University of Aveiro, Portugal

Presentation of the Project at the workshop “Contribuições do CESAM para o uso inteligente do solo” (10th May, UA, Aveiro, Portugal) ~100 participants

Dissemination session: 27-30th Jan 2016 | Venue: Universidade del Este, Universidade del Turabo, Universidad Metropolitana (Puerto Rico)

Five project dissemination and networking sessions at Universidade del Este, Universidade del Turabo, Universidad Metropolitana (Puerto Rico) ~50 participants.

Dissemination session:27-30th Jan 2016 | Venue: Universidade del Este, Universidade del Turabo, Universidad Metropolitana (Puerto Rico)