Fachverband Abfall und Biogas - Abfallvergärungstag (29.07.2020 Online-Presentation)

Geschäftsführerin Stefanie Siebert hat bei dieser Veranstaltung einen Vortrag zu den Auswirkungen von EU-Vorgaben auf die Vermarktung von Kompost und Gärprodukten gehalten.

200727 FVB ECN Grenzueberschreitende Vermarktung Von Kompost Und Gärprodukten


ISWA 2019 (7 - 9 October 2019, Bilbao, Spain)

A specific bio-waste session was be held on 7 October 2019 during the ISWA World congress. Organised and moderated by the Chair of ISWA’s Working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste (BTW) Marco Ricci-Jürgensen, the session focused on the ‘Benefits of and carbon on soils’.

ISWA’s Vice-Chair of the working group BTW, Jane Gilbert presented ISWA’s project work on carbon and soil. Speakers from the European Compost Network and the European Biogas Association contributed by presenting the potential of biowaste for the production of compost and biogas in Europe. Finally, the session closed by introducing the new initiative ‘SOS - Save Organics in Soil’ of the Soil Organic Matter Alliance.

  • Benefits of compost and carbon on soils - Jane Gilbert, Carbon Clarity (UK)
  • Compost production in Europe -Stefanie Siebert, European Compost Network (Germany)
  • The new “Biowaste to Biogas” guideline - Mathias Hartel, European Biogas Association,
    Fachverband Biogas (Germany)
  • The new European campaign SOS – Save Organics on Soils - Massimo Centemero,
    Vice-chair of European Compost Network & CIC (Italy) / Kristel Vandenbroek, Chair of
    European Compost Network

The ECN presentation can be accessed here.

More information on the ISWA 2019 congress is available here.




ORBIT History

In 1995 several professionals working in the area of biological treatment became concerned with the proliferation of conferences and workshops covering the theme. Some of these were excellent and many of them were poor.

In 1995, at the Bologna international conference on ‘The Science of Composting’, a small group of academics and other professionals got together to formalise an arrangement to run one main conference every two years.

Essentially this began with the Bologna conference but the first conference under the ORBIT (Organic Recovery and Biological Treatment) banner was in Harrogate in 1997. This attracted over 200 delegates from more than 30 countries.

The conferences took place in Weimar, Germany, 1999, Sevilla, Spain 2000, Perth, Australia 2003, Weimar 2006, Wageningen 2008 and Heraklion 2010.

Further sucessfull conferences followed with an ORBIT Special in Wolfsburg about Biodegradable Polymers in Gödöllö, Udine, Aschaffenburg Maastricht, and Peking China.
Meanwhile, the experiences gathered by organising and conducting these venues have clearly pointed out the need of pursuing dissemination of information in a concerted and consistent manner.

The last ORBIT conference organised by ECN took place 2016 in Crete.

For further information, please contact the ECN office: or visit the ORBIT website.

The Proceedings from the ORBIT Conference can be accessed through the website