CBM Network is holding this two day event at Sheffield. The event will address the challenges facing the bioeconomy related to rapid scientific, technological and social change. It will bring together UK industrial biotechnology leaders and academics to discuss grand challenges and then hopes to forge new collaborations between delegates, who will go on to apply for funding to begin to solve these problems.
The agenda is here.
Registration for the event is here.
A unique opportunity to visit one of Britain’s most advanced on-site Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery and to explore how bio-energy technologies can be deployed more widely in the farming and food processing sectors across the North West.
Anaerobic Digestion of farm manures, food processing wastes and residues extracts bio-energy to form biogas which could be deployed more widely in the UK to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and help cut GHG emissions. Biogas, along with other on-farm renewable energy technologies, reduces farm energy costs and offers an attractive diversification for livestock farmers.
This event, designed for farmers, food processors and others thinking of investing in smaller scale AD, demonstrates how the agri-food sector can increase bio-energy output, turn waste into energy, and upgrade biogas into vehicle fuel. Join us to explore the opportunities for farms to become energy suppliers.
FREE to attend —Lunch Provided. Register here.
This premier event, now in its third decade, will be held in Edinburgh on 15-16 Nov 16. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from high-profile industry experts and hear the latest on legislative changes, new technologies, best practice and site experience. The conference is attended by recognised experts from around the world, both as speakers and delegates. More information and booking on their website.
Redirecting an organism’s metabolism towards novel products raises a number of design issues. What is the impact of the new pathway on the cell’s energy and redox metabolism? Can the precursor and coenzyme requirements be satisfied? Should some parts of the metabolic network be blocked off to ensure the most efficient routes to the product are favoured? Answering these questions needs tools that can compute and compare feasible routes through the cell’s metabolic network, as well as methods for defining and representing the metabolic network in a way the tools can use. This is the domain of structural analysis of metabolism, and techniques such as elementary modes analysis and flux balance analysis. This combined theoretical and practical course will explain the theory behind these techniques and give hands-on experience of building metabolic network models and calculating feasible and optimal routes through them. It will be presented by David Fell and his colleagues in the Cell Systems Modelling Group of Oxford Brookes University. It covers the same area as the previous C1net Modelling Workshop 1, but is complementary to Workshop 2 on kinetic models.
Free participation, accommodation (for non-local delegates) and meals for members of C1NET or another NIBB network. Participants are required to bring their own laptop (not netbook or tablet). Software will be provided.
When: Monday 23 January 2017, 13.30 – Friday 27 January 2017 13:30
Where: St James Hotel, 1 Rutland Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FL
For a registration form, visit http://www.c1net.co.uk/Events-workshop-3.html
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a rapidly evolving tool used to determine impacts of products or systems over a range of environmental and resource issues. Applying this method of assessment is complex and difficult and translating the theory into a credible, transparent and applicable practice can be very challenging.
This short course, developed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, consists of two parts. You can book both parts together, or choose to do part 1 or 2 only.
In Part 1 (two days), you’ll develop a solid understanding of the process, data requirements and how to make use of the results. You’ll then get the chance to apply this knowledge to real-life case studies.
In Part 2 (two days), you’ll learn how to apply systems thinking and LCA to assess environmental dimension of circular economy and how LCA can help track performance and prioritize actions relating circular economy programmes in organisations.
For more information, please visit the website.
The next course runs at The Dolphin Hotel, St Ives, Cambridgeshire from 30 Jan 17 to 2 Feb 17. The focus of the course will be on practical digester biology, optimisation of biogas production/utilisation and digestate utilisation. Download more information and the registration form here.