The 3rd training session/workshop - private companies and industries
The 3rd training session/workshop was held on the 14th of July 2008 for the private companies and industries that are interested in compost production and marketing in Morocco. The 3rd training session/workshop was entitled as “Compost production from sludge and BOW and the development of compost market in Morocco”. The training session/workshop involved speeches from members of NTUA, UCD and ORMVAD which were related to activities such as compost quality and characteristics resulting from the MOROCOMP in-vessel composting unit, the current condition of compost market in Morocco and the potential of compost application on land as soil improver and/or fertiliser as well as ways and means of establishing and developing compost markets in Morocco based on successful case studies from countries that exercise and practice composting for many years.
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2. International Conference
An international conference on sustainable sludge management (SSM -2008) was held on the 9th and 10th of July 2008 at the Ecole National de Commerce et de Gestion, El Jadida, Morocco. The main topics of the conference included:
(i) treatment technologies of water and sludge
(ii) composting and nutrient recovery from sludge and wastewater and
(iii) policy and guidelines for sludge management.
The international conference has also been disseminated through 5 newspaper articles namely: Le Courrier Regional (French), the Doukkalia (French), Le Liberation (French), Le Matin (French), and the Arabic newspaper Assabahiya.
Photos of the conference
Also Deutch Welle TV prepared a reportage on the 3rd of July 2008 in which professor Assobhei presented the project. Also the TV channel prepared a documentary for the pilot system and the field experiments. Photographs from the various visits to the composting system and to the field experiments.
The 2nd Workshop/training session - informing the farmers
The 2nd training session/workshop was carried out on the 22nd of May 2008 in which various farmer associations and individuals participated. This event was in the form of demonstration-tour to the composting facility to familiarize farmers with the concept of compost and composting and its benefits of using compost as a soil conditioner both economically and in terms of its properties.
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The 1st Workshop/training session - competent authorities
The 1st training session – workshop took place on the 8th of November 2007 in Morocco and was addressed to Moroccan competent authorities in order to promote capacity building and the concept of composting of sludge and other BOW in Morocco. The topic of the 1st training session – workshop was the "Production, management and valorization of sludge from wastewater and other biodegradable organic waste".
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6. Installation & Start Up of the in-vessel composting Unit at the Zemamra Site
7. Training Activities concerning the operation of the in-vessel composting Unit
8. Site Visits took place in Munich and in Rennerod (close to Frankfurt) during 11 - 15 September 2006
Rennerod Waste Treatment Plant
Capacity: 100,000 tn/year
Waste Treated: MSW, Sludge, Green Waste
Presentation of Herhof Technology
Beselich Composting Plant
Capacity: 36,000 tn/year
Waste Treated: Agricultural Waste
Kirchstockach Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Plant
Capacity: 35,000 tn/year
Waste Treated: MSW, Agricultural Waste
Presentation of BTA Technology
Karlshof Anaerobic Digestion Plant
Capacity: 5,000 tn/year
Waste Treated: Manure, Green Waste