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|Title:||The impact of the Lettinga Award 2004 on the anaerobic wastewater treatment sector in Portugal|
|Author(s):||Picavet, M. A.|
Alves, M. M.
|Citation:||IWA WORLD CONGRESS ON ANAEROBIC DIGESTION, 11, Brisbane, Australia, 2007 – “11th IWA World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion : proceedings”. [S.l. : s.n., 2007].|
|Abstract(s):||Due to bad experiences in the past, anaerobic treatment got a bad name in Portugal. The Lettinga Award awarded to Madalena Alves in 2004 had a definite positive impact on the Portuguese anaerobic wastewater treatment sector. It initiated a vicious circle of research & development leading to the development of innovative anaerobic technology. Up to now it has resulted in an international patent, two national innovation prizes, one PhD grant, € 75,000 in cosubsidies for the pilot plant construction a and a company start-up (AMBISYS, S.A.). The media attention attached to this Award, promoted by the communication office of the University of Minho, resulted in an improved overall image of anaerobic treatment technology in Portugal.|
|Appears in Collections:||CEB - Artigos em Livros de Atas / Papers in Proceedings|