A new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) states that biofuels should be made from waste and byproducts, not food crops, if their carbon emissions reduction potential is to be realised. See: http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2017/july/biofuels-made-from-waste-are-the-business,-says-ac .
The Royal Society of Chemistry is holding the above symposium, which looks at “renewable chemicals from waste – securing the molecular value from waste streams”, an initiative supported by the BBSRC. The registration deadline is 6 Nov 15. More information can be found in the flyer: 061550-Renewable Chemicals-A6 Postcard-WEB