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Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2020 - Extended deadline: 31 January

The response to the call for abstracts has been great but we had quite some requests to extend the deadline.  Therefore, the deadline will be extended to 31 January.  So, what are you waiting for - here is your last chance to submit an abstract and present your scientific scientific work at this reference conference.
We would like to launch a special call to Ghent based companies involved in pyrolysis and recycling to submit an abstract for the 'Industrial Session'. 
We are grateful to everyone who submitted an abstract by the first deadline!  They will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee shortly.
Abstracts will be peer reviewed. Acceptance notifications will be sent by email to the corresponding author, in time to allow presenters to register at the early bird registration fee (early bird registration deadline is 31 March 2020).


The Scientific Committee welcomes abstract submissions on the below listed topics:

1.   Progress in analysis and analytical instrumentation

2.   Analytical pyrolysis / environment, cultural heritage, food, medical

3.   Analytical pyrolysis of coal, biomass, waste, polymers and plastics

4.   Analytical and applied catalytic (hydro) pyrolysis

5.   Reaction mechanisms and kinetics / modelling and experimentation

6.   Applied pyrolysis of coal, biomass and waste: bench scale testing

7.   Applied pyrolysis of coal, biomass and waste: PDU and large scale operation

8.   Applied pyrolysis for recycling of polymers and plastics

9.   Hydrothermal and solvent liquefaction; hydrothermal carbonization

10. Product stabilization, separation, purification and (catalytic) upgrading

11. Product characterization and utilization

12. Techno-economic and environmental assessments


The 4 best posters will be awarded a poster prize of 500 € each

 The poster prizes are offered by      and will be announced at the Award Ceremony during the Conference Dinner.
Instructions for Authors

·         Abstracts must be written in English via the online submission form;

·         Abstract text is limited to maximum 450 words (abstract text excludes the title, authors and affiliations);

·         Use Arial font size 10, single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines;

·         Type title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end;

·         Type family name first followed by the initials of the first name of the authors (Rubens P.P., Van Eyck J. etc.);

·         Type affiliation underneath the authors: Institution, Dept., City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations:

·         1Dept. A, Organisation A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Organisation B, City, Country; 3Dept. C, Organisation C, City, Country

·         Tables and graphs are allowed, but must be limited to 2. These are not counted towards the word limit;

·         The use of references is discouraged and must be limited to max 3. When you list references use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list. Use Arial font size 8 for references.


Download the abstract template here


How to submit an Abstract

Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file via the online submission form (see below).

You can submit several abstracts at the same time and/or add abstracts later on. It is also possible to provisionally upload an abstract, revise it and finalize the submission at a later stage. Do bear in mind to finalise your submission before the deadline.

Click on the link below to start and create a profile: Fill out your personal data, choose a password and go through the submission procedure.

Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).

You can re-enter your personal submission page any time and follow up on the status of your submissions.


 IMPORTANT: The uploaded Word file(s) must contain Title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.


Please read the author instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).



Submit your abstract here