The Mines of the Future

WASTE TO ENERGY+RECYCLING shows what waste can do for resource protection - special congress URBAN MINING

On May 19, 2011 the second URBAN MINING congress is held in conjunction with the international exhibition and conference WASTE TO ENERGY+RECYCLING in Bremen, Germany. Expert talks and panel discussions will focus on how the challenge of scarce resources can be met. Particularly the materials available in urban environments can play a significant role as resources.

The congress covers a wide range of issues including cities as the mines of the future, the importance of recycled materials for resource safety, and the potential of the landfill as goldmine.

Waste as a resource
Waste as a resource can have a major impact for Germany as an industrial center, confirms Dr. Ines Freesen, Managing Director of Freesen & Partner GmbH, who together with organizer Messe Bremen launched the WASTE TO ENERGY+RECYCLING six years ago. In Bremen we want to show what is technically feasible, what makes economic sense, and where the journey will lead us.

The URBAN MINING congress is organized for the second time by Essen-based FUP AG and its partner think!tank Gesellschaft fr Zukunftsgestaltung, Dortmund. It is important to us to raise awareness for the different aspects of Urban Mining and to connect its stakeholders, says Rainer Weichbrodt, Managing Director of think!tank.

About the exhibition:
The WASTE TO ENERGY+RECYCLING, international exhibition and conference for energy and materials from waste and biomass, takes place for the sixth time on May 17 to 19, 2011 on the Bremen Fairgrounds. Major focus areas include thermal treatment, biogas production and secondary raw materials recovery. The trade show has room for 200 exhibitors, who will be able to present their technology in live demonstrations. The conference includes 14 sessions with talks from more than 50 experts on best-practice, the legal framework and new markets. The WASTE TO ENERGY+RECYCLING is held under the patronage of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the 2011 partner nation is Poland.

More information, preliminary program and registration:

Media contact:
Dr. Ines Freesen, Freesen & Partner GmbH
Schwalbennest 7a, 46519 Alpen, Germany
Tel.: +49-2802-948484-0, Fax: +49-2802-948484-3

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