Renewable Energy from Waste Conference offers MBT workshop

Preconference workshop with Dr. Matthias Kuehle-Weidemeier slated for Nov. 17, 2014.

April 11, 2014
Waste Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I

Kuehle WeidemeierThe Renewable Energy from Waste Conference is offering a workshop titled “Mechanical biological treatment (MBT) as a nonthermal treatment option for mixed and residual waste" on Nov. 17, 2014, at the Doubletree by Hilton in San Jose, Calif. Renowned MBT expert Dr. Matthias Kuehle-Weidemeier, CEO of the Germany-based waste treatment specialists Wasteconsult International, will lead the workshop.

MBT is a combination of mechanical and biological process steps to give individual waste components a treatment that is appropriate to their material properties, emission potential and economical value. In a time of strongly increasing demand for material resources, extraction of recyclable materials from waste is becoming more and more important.

This preconference workshop will focus on MBT and automatic waste sorting technology as the bridge between the waste management, waste conversion and recycling industries.

This half-day workshop taking place from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. will provide attendees with key insights into MBT, including:

  • the development of modern MBT systems and how they can reduce landfill input and aftercare costs;
  • the basic components of MBT plants and the huge variety of technologies and processes available and how they work;
  • implementing MBT processing as part of a solid waste management plan;
  • practical experience and lessons learned from working MBT systems in Germany and other countries; and
  • insight into operational MBT systems to understand how these systems could work in a North America context.

To learn more about the preconference workshop and the all of the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference activities, Nov. 17-20, 2014, visit