Help needed – Academic experts in wastewater treatment

Mark Scaife is a principal scientist at Mara Renewables Corporation (http://Maracorp.ca) who in partnership with Algal Omega 3 are producing omega-3 fatty acids via microalgal fermentation, in Liverpool. This produces large volumes of waste water rich in sulphates, phosphates and protein.

They are looking for academics who would be keen to apply their knowledge to jointly develop a solution to this waste water challenge, ideally through a BIV bid, in the first instance. Interested parties can contact Mark at mscaife@maracorp.ca

International Energy Agency report on small scale anaerobic digestion released

Task 37 of the International Energy Agency has just published a report entitled ‘Exploring the viability of small scale anaerobic digesters in livestock farming’ written by AD Network member Dr Clare Lukehurst, OBE and AD Network co-manager Angela Bywater.

The report explores the viability of small scale anaerobic digestion for livestock farming where there is a need to deal with animal manure and slurry in a manner that minimises the emission of greenhouse gases. Dairy farming for example, is dominated by small herds of animals, the slurry from which must be managed efficiently for the farm and to maintain high standards of health. AD is an acknowledged technology for farming operations that
affords a high standard of manure management, the production of high quality biofertiliser and also the possibility of generating energy for own use as well as export.
The report is aimed at farmers, as well as energy policy and decision makers and can be downloaded from the IEA Task 37 website here.

CONSULTATION – EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy post-2020. Your parcipation needed

We would like to notify all AD Network members of the above EU consultation which closes on 10 May 16.

This is designed to consult stakeholders and citizens on an updated EU policy on sustainable bioenergy for the period 2020-2030, as part of the EU renewable energy package.

More information can be found on the consultation website.

SINAL Bio-Industrial Event, Chalons-en-Champagne, 24-25 May 16

The UK Trade and Industry team in Lyon is happy to partner with ABE events and bring you to the 8th edition of the SI√ĎAL¬†EXHIBITION¬†which will be¬†held 24 & 25 May¬†2016 in Ch√Ęlons-en-Champagne: www.sinal-exhibition.eu A special delegate package is on offer – see details here.

Every year, thanks to an effective business meeting system, SI√ĎAL EXHIBITION¬†brings together¬†professionals, academics and researchers¬†around topics such as BIOBASED MATERIALS, PLANT-BASED CHEMISTRY AND BIOENERGY

  • 300 participants gathered over 2 days
  • More than 2,000 pre-planned business meetings arranged to identify commercial and technological opportunities
  • 18 conferences and roundtables to get informed on the latest trends and news
  • Innovative companies awarded by two innovation prizes

Conferences last 25 minutes, with 10 minutes for Q&A. There are a wide variety of proposed conference themes, but those that might interest AD Network members include:

  • What strategies and approaches for launching biosourced products
  • The R&D route to industialisation¬†: opportunities and leverage, restraints and costs
  • Construction and biosourced materials¬†: the market and perspectives
  • Bio refineries¬†: state of the art and industrial deployment in Europe
  • Bio refineries: what are the perspectives for today and tomorrow
  • Public/private relationships¬†: what are the partnership possibilities for funding collaborative European projects¬†?
  • The bio-energy sectors¬†: what perspectives¬†?
  • Lignins and their potential in the short, middle and long term

How does it work? :

  1. Take a few minutes to fill out the registration form online with a description of your skills, fields of application; OR your needs and the knowledge you are looking for.
  2. Three weeks before the event, you access to the online catalogue with the profiles of all participants. You identify and request meetings with relevant contacts.
  3. Our team sets-up your individual schedule in accordance with your selection and availability. You can consult it online and thus prepare for your meetings before the event.

 

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE

 

SEE THE 2015 PARTICIPANTS’ LIST

 

REGISTER ONLINE

Free analysis – Anaerobic Digestion Science meets Industry, 10 May 16, University of Warwick

This FREE event will bring together AD users and scientists. Come and enjoy interesting talks, hear from experts on the AD process, participate in an open discussion session and hear how you can take part in our initiative to monitor AD microbiomes!

There will be talks from the following acadmics and industry people:

Prof Charles Banks – University of Southampton

Prof Tom Curtis – University of Newcastle

Prof Angus Buckling – University of Exeter

Dr Phil Hobbs – Anaerobic Analytics

Angus Browne – G’s Fresh

Bring a sample from your digester to the meeting and we will analyse it’s microbial profile for FREE!

If you are a member of the Anaerobic Digestion Network and need help with travel costs, we can provide funding of up to £100 to attend.

To REGISTER, visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/go/adevent

 

ECR – IB Skills Workshop – 18 and 19 May 16 – Register NOW

C1Net and a number of other BBSRC NIBBs are planning to fund a joint 2 day conference for young scientists working in IBB.

The event will be organized by Cogent, and is supported by the BBSRC and the IBLF skills group.

When 18th & 19th May, 2016Start: ~10.00am On 18th MayFinish: ~4.00pm on 19th May
Where Manchester MacDonald Hotel, London Road, Manchester M1 2PG.
What Free participation and Full boardThe event has 5 main objectives:1.       To make scientists aware of the many non-laboratory career options within Industrial Biotechnology

2.       To do some training on soft skills, such as communications, project management, IP, finance etc.

3.       To explain what it is like to work in industry in companies of different sizes

4.       How to write different proposals for getting money

5.       To be able to meet practising people from different disciplines such as patents, marketing, quality & regulations etc and to meet representatives from companies who during 2016 will be looking for extra staff

C1net will be able to offer ~10 free places at this event, which will be awarded to successful applicants.
More details and an application process will follow.

To register you interest please email jacqueline.minton@nottingham.ac.uk ASAP