Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016

Linnaeus Eco-Tech has been hosting guests every second year, from all over the world, since 1997. 2016 we had the great pleasure of welcoming to the 10th Eco-Tech conference. The Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016 event took place 21-23 November at Brofästet Hotel & Conference in Kalmar.

The conference is open to Swedish and international scientists/researchers/ graduate and undergraduate students/ other related professionals with interest in wastewater treatment technologies, waste-to-energy techniques, solid waste management and a Triple Helix platform. This is the fourth time the Linnaeus Eco-Tech conference is arranged as a part of the Linnaeus University formed 2010 in Kalmar, Sweden.

Conference closed

Thank You ALL for participating in Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016!

Reportage and pictures from the opening day at Eco-Tech 2016

Linnaeus Eco-Tech

Organizing secretariat

Linnaeus University
SE-391 82, Kalmar, Sweden

Guest speakers

Guestspeaker Piet Lens

Piet N.L. Lens

He is Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at the Pollution Prevention and Resource Recovery Chair Group of the Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology of UNESCO-IHE.  He has (co-)authored over 300 scientific publications and edited nine book volumes. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Review Journal “Re/Views in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology” and founding editor of the IWA Publishing series “Integrated Environmental Technology”. His research focuses on biofilms, sulfur biotechnology, metal speciation, bioavailability and removal, natural treatment systems, anaerobic wastewater and waste gas treatment for resource recovery and reuse. Besides innovative research, he is also a leader in education and capacity-building, organising numerous study-days, conferences, summer schools and short courses.

Guestspeaker Maris Klavins

Maris Klavins

He is Professor University of Latvia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Riga. He is author of over 168 scientific articles. In last few years  M.Klavins has been involved in development of legislative system of  environmental protection in Latvia regarding monitoring system, chemical substances, chemical safety, toxic wastes and especially is doing with the problems of analysis of environmental pollution. He carries out research activities in the field of environmental pollution and its chemical analysis, aquatic chemistry, sustainable management and quality of water.

Guestspeaker Ulrich Kral

Ulrich Kral

Educated in Austria (doctoral degree in technical sciences, Vienna University of Technology), Dr. Kral holds a post-doc position at Vienna University of Technology, and specializes in waste and resource management. His research focuses on the life cycle of materials in the anthroposphere, in particular on methodologies and case studies to analyse, evaluate and manage material stocks and flows in the economy. The results are applied for decision making in in the fields of waste and resource management, and environmental protection.

Guestspeaker Catherine Bakang

Catherine Bakang

Holder of a post-graduate diploma in economy from the Paris II Pantheon Sorbonne University in France, Catherine Bakang Mbock is former Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Women´s Affairs. She also spent more than ten years in the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises financing in Cameroon. The successive years she spent at the office of minister enriched her experience in gender policy and social inclusion of the following designated groups: the women, the early childhood, the elderly, the persons with disabilities, the Autochthonous people, and the victims of social plagues.

Guestspeaker Nidal Mahmoud

Nidal Mahmoud

Dr. Nidal Mahmoud is now Associate professor, PhD in Environmental Engineering: anaerobic wastewater treatment and sludge digestion at Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine. The Palestinian Water Authority awarded Nidal Mahmoud for publishing the best research in the water fields in Palestine over the years 2008-2010. He is a co-author of the bestselling book: Biological Wastewater Treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design.

Guestspeaker Lillian Abarcas


Lilliana  Abarca-Guerrero

Dr. Lilliana  Abarca-Guerrero a chemist with 33 years of experience in training, project formulation, project coordination in areas related to drinking water, sanitation, waste and related environmental problems. The experience has been acquired working at a national and international cooperation agencies in various countries in the world, e.g. GTZ in Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica, SIDA in Pakistan, Brasil and Costa Rica, World Bank in Costa Rica, among others. Together with Prof. William Hogland and Ger Maas she was awarded with the Atlas Award 2015, which is a prize for research that impacts everyone's world.

Guestspeaker Muhammad Asim Ibrahim

Muhammad Asim Ibrahim

Dr. Muhammad Asim Ibrahim has a background in Process Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Ecology. He defended his doctoral thesis in 2014. His research interests lie in the field of mitigation of risk of spontaneous fires at industrial storages of organic material, waste fuels and recyclables.


Michelle Perello

Mrs. Michelle Perello is Founder and Director at Consulta Europa, a small research and innovation company based in Canary Islands and with a Brussels office. She believes there is a strong need to foster social entrepreneurship in Europe as an instrument for the achievement of a wide circular economy and is enthusiastic about the idea of sharing her experience as entrepreneur with young aspiring entrepreneurs, in particular women, to support them in overcoming specific difficulties which relate to gender.


Here you can se the final program for the 10th International conference Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016.

Program Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016

Useful information

The Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016 event will take place in Kalmar, November 21-23 at the Brofästet Hotel & Conference. Address: Gröndalsvägen 19, 392 36 Kalmar

Travelling to Kalmar
From Stockholm to Kalmar Airport (KLR):
Flights from Stockholm, Arlanda airport (ARN). Visit for more information.

Flights from Stockholm Bromma airport (BMR). Visit for more information.

Bus from Kalmar Airport
Take bus 402 from Kalmar Airport to Kalmar Resecentrum (train and bus station), transfer to bus 405 to Brofästet. The conferece is hold at Brofästet.

Train from Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
From Copenhagen Airport/Kastrup, Denmark, take the Öresunds-train directly to Kalmar (about 4 hours). Train from Copenhagen airport/Kastrup to Kalmar railway station. For timetable visit

Train from Stockholm to Kalmar
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Taxi Kalmar
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