The 8th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VIII), co-organized by the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and the University of Bologna, takes place once again in Chania, Crete, Greece from June 12 to June 17, 2022. EBC-VIII has been postponed for a full year due to the Covid-19 pandemic; it was originally scheduled in 2021. The conference is co-chaired by Professor Emeritus Nicolas Kalogerakis of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at TUC and Prof. Fabio Fava of the University of Bologna, Italy. It is sponsored by the Environmental Biotechnology Division of the European Federation of Biotechnology.
The European Bioremediation Conferences (EBC) celebrate more than 20 years, as the 8th edition takes place 21 years later after the first one! The EBCs started in 2001 organized by TUC. Since then, seven EBC conferences managed to bring together scientists and engineers from all over the world to present their findings and exchange information on recent advances in environmental remediation technologies, especially focusing on bioremediation and phytoremediation of contaminated sites including the marine environment.
EBC-VIII's conference topics have been expanded to include new challenges, future trends, directions and most recent technological innovations for management and restoration of a wide range of contaminated sites and marine environments, as well as on resource preservation through recycling and bio-based reclamation, towards a circular economy.