The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which has been held at different venues throughout Europe since 1980.
It is Europe’s largest international conference focused on biomass combining a highly-respected international scientific conference with an industrial exhibition and gathers participants from research, industry, policy and business of biomass.
With the growth of anaerobic digestion, there is ample opportunity to showcase research. Abstract submission closes 30 October 15 and further information can be found here.
The Environmental Labs at the University of Southampton have just completed our first Business Interaction Voucher (BIV) project in conjunction with Permastore Ltd. The work involved development of a test procedure for materials to be used in advanced anaerobic digestion applications, including at thermophilic temperatures and in harsh conditions where the process may become unstable or fail. Testing was based on continuous simulation in 35-litre anaerobic digesters, and has provided comprehensive data that would not be available from simple batch tests. An innovative side-stream ammonia stripping system was used to control digestion parameters and provide a wide range of reactor conditions. This BIV was funded by BBSRC through the Anaerobic Digestion Network.
Information on all the work done in the Environmental Labs can be found on their Facebook page.
You too can benefit from such funding for academic help: see www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com/funding for more information.
There is still time to register for one of the major conferences in the AD calendar, with a wide range of seminars, workshops and training opportunities. There are 9 primary topics in the programme, namely: Continue reading “IWA 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion 15-18 Nov 15 – still time to register”
The mission is planned to coincide with the NZBIO, New Zealand’s annual biotechnology conference (September 23 and 24) in Wellington, New Zealand, and UK mission participants are encouraged to register and attend the event. Conference registration is available via the NZBIO website (http://events.nzbio.org.nz/courses/46-nzbio-annual-conference-2015). An early bird rate is generally available to 31 July. Continue reading “UK to New Zealand mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies – Sep 15”
Our VFA Factory Working Group Chair, Dr Claudio Avignone-Rossa from the University of Surrey, along with Prof Hugo Gramajo of Aregentina’s National University of Rosario is holding a Synthetic Biology for Biotechnology and Bioenergy Workshop on 7-8 September at the University of Surrey. This Workshop is part of the activities of a BBSRC Continue reading “Synthetic Biology for Biotechnology and Bioenergy Workshop – University of Surrey – 7/8 Sep 15”
The LB Network in conjunction with the NNFCC have published a report on non foodcrop Ligno-cellulosic feedstocks in the UK which could be available to support biorefineries. This is an excellent piece of work and can be downloaded here: http://lb-net.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/LBNet-Lignocellulosic-feedstock-in-the-UK.pdf