Social program


According to the established tradition, the conference program assumes visits to facilities for the production of biological materials, products of fine and organic synthesis from renewable raw materials, as well as factories for processing waste into energy (Waste-to-Energy - WtE).
Portugal relies largely on imports to meet its energy needs. The predominant energy source is oil, which comes in its entirety from other countries. Renewables now are the second most important energy source being hydropower the most important domestic source of energy. Since more than one third of the territory is forests, biomass is one of the most potential renewable energy sources. As Waste-to-energy (WtE) processing technologies also play an important role in meeting the future needs of the world, it is becoming an attractive business option. Therefore, in addition to forest biomass, resources such as municipal solid waste, sewage and animal by-products are used.


On the way to the enterprise you can observe the amazing sights of Portugal: from architectural masterpieces to delightful parks and gardens.

Parque Natural da Arrábida
The Arrábida Natural Park is just 40 kilometers south of Lisbon but a world away from the urban clamor that is the Portuguese capital.
Hugging a wedge of coastline between the city of Setúbal and the town of Sesimbra, this verdant swathe of scrub and woodland blankets the craggy slopes of the Serra da Arrábida mountain range, a stunningly beautiful environment separated from the Atlantic Ocean by ribbons of golden sand.

Coimbra is situated between Lisbon and Porto.The historic hilltop university in Coimbra is just one reason to visit this venerated Portuguese city. But the wealth of additional visitor attractions, much of them clustered around the Velha Universidade, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, merits a full day's sightseeing.
The undoubted highlight of a tour of the old university campus is the stunning Biblioteca Joanina, a Baroque gem of gilded and marbled wood and frescoed ceilings. 
Elsewhere are a number of interesting museums; a botanical garden; and the fun-filled Portugal dos Pequenitos, a park containing scale models of the country's most prominent traditional buildings.

  With its robust granite architecture and commercial disposition, Oporto (or "Porto"), Portugal's second city, rewards visitors with a very different experience to that of the capital.
Sited at the mouth of the River Douro and blessed with a waterfront - the Ribeira - acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Porto is a destination endowed with Baroque churches and Neoclassical buildings that number some of the best examples of their kind in the country. Of particular note are the needle-like Torre dos Clérigos and the imposing Sé, the city's cathedral.
The river provides a scenic route to the Douro Valley, a verdant landscape of terraced hillsides dotted with hamlets and villages. A popular sightseeing option is to join one of the many cruises that ply the meandering waterway