The local organising committee of Biogas Science 2016 to be held in Szeged, Hungary from 21-24 Aug 16 has extended the deadline for abstracts to 10 July, so there is still time to submit to this prestigious conference.

Note that ECR members of the AD Network can apply to us for travel vouchers to help defray the cost of attending this event – have a look on the website or contact us.

Brazil Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop – Water, Sanitation, Energy Nexus – 13-16 Sep 16

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, University College London and the Instituto Federal de Goias will be holding a workshop on the Water, Sanitation and Energy Nexus Research Initiative in Goiania, Brazil from 13 to 16 September 2016.The workshop aims to promote decentralized closed-loop water and wastewater systems to reduce waste and recover energy and nutrients. The scheme is open to Early Career Researcher.

More information can be found here or by contacting Dr Luiza Campos (l.campos@ucl.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is 10 July 16.

DECC Feed-in Tariff Consultation Announced

DECC recently launched the Feed-in Tariff consultation on support for anaerobic digestion and micro-combined heat and power which may be of interest to Network members. As well as consulting on tariff levels and degression structures,  the consultation also includes proposals to introduce sustainability criteria for feedstocks used in anaerobic digestion.

The AD Bioresources Association has commented on this consultation, as have the Renewable Energy Association who called the cuts ‘severe’.

Using Digestate on Farmland – 17th June 2016, Driffield

AD digestate can be used as a low-cost, sustainable source of crop fertiliser and organic matter. This half-day workshop will explore the issues and latest developments around using digestate on farmland, followed by a networking lunch and optional tour of the GWE Biogas facility. The event is organised by the Biovale Cluster AD Special Interest Group, which is open to members from across the sector focusing on plant operation and efficiency. Please find the programme details and tickets on Eventbrite.

Biochemical Society – Opportunity to join Training Theme Panel

The Biochemcial Society are currently recruiting for members to join their new Training Theme Panel and are particularly keen to encourage applications from those working in industry.

The Training Theme Panel will lead on developing and delivering the Society’s training strategy for graduate level and above in industry and academia. Committee members will be involved in investigating, encouraging, reviewing and commissioning training events.

The group will meet twice a year in person, with two further meetings carried out by teleconference. Members who are unable to join the face to face meetings in person may also be able to dial in to join these meetings.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.biochemistry.org/aboutus/Committeesgovernance

To find out more about the Society’s training programme, please visit www.biochemistry.org/training.

The deadline for applications to join the Training Theme Panel is 16 June 2016.