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Postponed to May 18-21, 2022! International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonization, Seoul (Korea)

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation the 3rd International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonization, originally planned for Nov 2021, has been postponed to May 18-21, 2022. It will be held in Seoul, Korea. The Symposium is a biennial conference, organized by researchers at institutes and universities across the world to provide a platform for scientists, engineers, researchers, and professionals to discuss the fundamentals, applications, and policies in various areas and disciplines associated with hydrothermal carbonization. 
Continuing in the tradition of the previous successful international symposia in London 2017 and Berlin 2019, practitioners and researchers from all over the world are invited to participate in the 3rd International HTC Symposium in Seoul, Korea.
Topics on hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) covered in the symposium include, but are not limited to: 

  • Fundamental aspects of HTC technology 
    Kinetic and thermodynamic modeling, advances in process and product understanding
  • Innovative applications of HTC technology & products 
    Agricultural, material, or energetic use of biogenic residues, adsorption, remediation, nutrient recovery, and fuel production
  • State-of-the-art in scaling-up and commercialization 
    Technical, economic, and legal framework for HTC processes and products, integration in process chains

ATB-scientist Dr. Judy Libra is co-organizing this event.

The call for contributions is open.
Both oral and poster presentations are accepted.
Please download and fill out the form that is provided on the conference website: .
The publication of a special issue in a peer-reviewed scientific journal is planned after the conference. 

Important dates:

March 31, 2021               Abstract (250 words) submission deadline
May 31, 2021                  Authors notification of acceptance
July 1 2021                      Early bird registration open

Nov 3-6, 2021                 Symposium

(Due to COVID-19, this schedule is subject to change.)

Venue: Seoul Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

Here you can download the conference flyer (pdf).
For questions regarding any question on the symposium including call for abstracts, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at
In addition, questions can be directed to members of the organizing committee.

More information and further updates will be available at the conference website.

"International workshop on innovative hydrothermal systems to valorize agricultural residuals: Roadmap towards implementation - achievements and barriers"
has also been postponed to May 23-24, 2022.
The conference is dedicated to intensive scientific exchange and collaboration. It is funded by OECD (sponsorship under the OECD Co-operative Research Programme CRP)

ATB is coorganizing both events.

Contact ATB: Dr. Judy Libra

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