Minimising the environmental impact of AD digestate on farmland, BDC Dunnington, 6 Nov 18, 9:30-13:30 hrs


Biorenewables Development Centre, Dunnington, Tuesday 6th Nov 2018, 9:30am–1:30pm

The Biorenewables Development Centre is hosting this important event on the environmental impact of digestates on farmland, an area which is being watched closely.

Digestate from anaerobic digestion (AD) is a valuable fertiliser for crops but can also represent a pollution hazard to both soil and the air. This free workshop will consider the issue from the viewpoint of both policy makers and farmers and showcase some new technologies that might provide a solution for farmers as well as new value streams for AD operators. The event is followed by an optional networking lunch. Further details and how to register.

Don’t miss – Agriculture and Food Industries Event – 14 Nov, Harper Adams University

The Science Technology and Facilities Council (STFC) is a multidisciplinary research organisation that operates large-scale national laboratories with key experimental and computational capabilities. They are currently running a funding programme that gives companies access to their facilities and expertise called ‘Bridging For Innovators’ or B4I. As part of the programme, they are arranging a series of events, one each month, across different sectors to generate interest. The next event is on November the 14th at Harper Adams University for companies within the agriculture and food industries, where there will be a number of distinguished keynote speakers and representatives from large companies from within the fields.

More information on the event and the funding is here:

BBSRC Funding – Apply now

We would like to draw your attention to the following BBSRC funding opportunities:

  1. BBSRC Follow-on Funding call – Deadline 10 Oct 18 – funding to help bridge the gap between BBSRC-funded research and its translation into practical application, including commercialisation. See
  2. 18ALERT: Mid-Range Equipment Initiative – Deadline 25 Oct 18 – aims to enhance the capability of the UK research base in areas of the BBSRC’s remit through the purchase of mid-range equipment (over £200K incl. VAT). Equipment should benefit researchers in one or more institutions for deployment on a multi-project, multi-use basis. See
  3. International Flexible Interchange Programme (I-FLIP) – Deadline 16 Oct 18 – for international exchanges of up to 12 months’ duration between UK and organisations that operate within countries on the DAC list. See
  4. Enterprise Fellowships – Deadline 31 Oct 18 – designed to encourage the development of a new business, building on previously funded BBSRC research to enable the recipient to concentrate on developing the commercial potential of the research. See