We are delighted to invite you to the 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion to be held in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in June 2013. This event is part of the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Specialist Group conference series, which are conceived as an international forum for discussion on state-of-art of the anaerobic bioprocesses.


The aim of the conference is to tackle traditional topics concerning Anaerobic Digestion, including Energy recovery, Nutrients recovery, Biodegradation of recalcitrant compounds, Modelling and control, Bioelectrochemical systems, etc., in parallel to more innovative themes as Co-digestion for improving AD efficiency, Processes integration, New biomasses for AD, Molecular biology tools for understanding, designing and operating AD processes, AD as a core technology in decentralised systems and AD to decrease Carbon Footprint. With this conference program, we expect to attract experts in different fields of knowledge from all over the world to present their most recent technological and scientific outcomes. Parallel sessions offering a wide range of multidisciplinary presentations will provide excellent opportunities to network among professionals from academia, industry and public administrations.

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Specialised short courses will be offered to young scientists before the conference to reinforce knowledge on certain innovative aspects. It is the Organising and Programme committee´s belief that these courses are important to strengthen the attractiveness of the Conference.

With more than five centuries of tradition, University of Santiago de Compostela is located in Galicia, the western Autonomous Community of Spain. The majestic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the final destiny of the Saint James Pilgrims’ way. Conference attendees can enjoy historical sightseeing through the city, which was recognized by 21 awards since 1985 from national and international organisations, including the mention of World Heritage City from UNESCO in 1985 and of European City of Culture in the year 2000. Galician gastronomy is known for the variety and quality of its ingredients, from the land and the sea, ranging from the most traditional to the most innovative cuisine. This potential of the city together with the increased relevance achieved by the research and industrial implementation of Anaerobic Digestion in the Iberian Peninsula in recent years, makes Santiago de Compostela an excellent venue for disseminating research and leading technologies on AD.

We look forward to welcoming you to Santiago de Compostela in June 2013.