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European Conference on ETV and Parliamentarian Evening
15 – 16th September 2008, Brussels/Belgium
Promotion of innovative environmental technologies is essential for the environment and for the European economy. Proving that new technologies are working through Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is one way to achieve this.
Therefore, Europe is now heading towards an Environmental Technology Verification System. A proposal for a EU framework on ETV is planned to be published by the European Commission in autumn 2008. Environmental Technology Verification – an independent assessment of the performance of a specific environmental product or technology – provides quantitative information on the performance of innovative technologies.
In projects all over Europe, first experiences with ETV in technology sectors such as water monitoring and treatment, air pollution abatement and contaminated site remediation have been collected. They provide the basis for this event.
The conference addresses politicians, regulators, technology providers, industry representatives and associations with the aims to:
During a parliamentarian evening on Monday (15th September) and the sessions on Tuesday (16th September), also non technical experts are addressed, whereas a technology approach is taken during the program on Monday.
The conference summarizes the findings out of the ongoing EU FP 6 ETV projects PROMOTE, TESTNET and AIRTV and the Nordic Innovation Centre project NOWATECH.
Main topics addressed are:
Participation is free of charge. We are looking forward to welcome you at this conference in Brussels!
DECHEMA e.V., Dr. Thomas Track
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 7564-427, Fax: +49 69 7564-117, E-Mail: