Iván Rodríguez Verde, researcher at Cetaqua Galicia, successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Strategies to optimize anaerobic co-digestion of complex organic wastes” at the Escola Superior de Enxeñaría de Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela on May 24th. This research has been developed within the doctorate programme in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
The thesis, directed by professors Juan M. Lema and Marta Carballa, focuses on the study of strategies that favor the treatment of complex organic residues from different industrial sectors through anaerobic co-digestion. Iván Rodríguez presented his study before a court presided over by Xavier Flotats Ripoll, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), accompanied by Almudena Hospido Quintana, from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and David Bolzonella, from the Universitá degli Studi Di Verona.
After the defense, the Technical Seminar “Anaerobic co-digestion of organic waste” was held in order to present the opportunities and the current state of anaerobic co-digestion as an effective system for the treatment of waste and for the recovery of energy in the form of biogas. Xavier Flotats, David Bolzonella, Noelia Muñoz (Enerylab, Technological Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability) and Leticia Regueiro (ANFACO-CECOPESCA, National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish) presented their works carried out in the framework of anaerobic co-digestion of organic waste to obtain biogas, in a session moderated by Juan M. Lema and Marta Carballa (University of Santiago de Compostela).