04/17/17

Waste Management Innovation Conference

The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will host the Waste Management Innovation Conference April 17-18, 2017, in Mumbai at the Oberoi Hotel. This unique conference, “Toward a Green and Circular Economy,” will bring together industry experts from the United States and India, as well as government officials and academic thought leaders, to identify innovative waste reduction technologies and practices that will enable the Indian economy to achieve sustainable economic growth.

Several faculty have joined to participate in the conference. Tarunjit Butalia, research associate professor in the College of Engineering, will chair a session and speak on advances in industrial waste management focused on Fly ash reuse, including advances in reuse of coal combustion residues. Rattan Lal, professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will chair a session and speak on advances in waste recovery and biomass conversion. Other Ohio State speakers will include College of Engineering Dean David Williams, Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Themes program Executive Director Joseph Fiksel, and Nicholas Basta, professor of soil and environmental chemistry, from the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Organizations that would like to participate in the conference, and professionals who would like to take advantage of the free registration, should visit the conference website or contact Priya Kurle or Melissa Amos.