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Pitch Event: Chemistry and industrial biotechnology for a circular bioeconomy, 14:00, 21st September, University of York
The Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network and BioVale are working together to deliver an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to gain insight and form new business relationships in sustainable technologies for a circular bio-economy. Entrepreneurs can benefit from funded training and live pitching to a panel of investors. More information is here.
AD Network Events Roundup – Find an AD or IB event near you!
In addition to our AD Network Research Colloquium 2017 in Southampton on 11-12 Sep 17 and our joint IBioIC / Food Waste / AD Network event on “Opportunities for food by-product valorisation” event in Glasgow on 4 Sep 17 (more information on our website), you may be interested in some of the following.
SludgeTech 2017, London – 9-13th July 2017. See: www.sludgetech.com
7th International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy (Biotechniques-2017), La Coruña. Spain, 19-21st July 2017. Biotechniques-2017 covers a wide range of topics related to the application of environmental biotechnology for air pollution control, gas fermentation in bioreactors and clean (bio)fuels production and upgrading, among others. See: http://bioengingroup.es/biotechniques2017/ .
ECI Conference, Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications, Alba, Italy, 20-25th August 2017 See: http://www.engconf.org/biochar-production-characterization-and-applications/#header0
IBCarb: “Bioactive Polysaccharides”, Cambridge, 12-13th September. See website for details.
CBMNET and BIOCATNET Joint Event: Import And Export of Small Molecules into Cells for Biocatalysis, Edinburgh, 12-14th Sept 2017. See: www.cbmnetnibb.net .
ADBA Northern Ireland Conference, Belfast, 20th September 2017. Northern Ireland has more AD plants per head than England, Wales or Scotland, but with the green fuels subsidy scheme removed, will the industry continue to grow? What needs to be done to make sure the AD industry keeps on thriving? Find out at the ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference 2017. See: http://adbioresources.org/events/northern-ireland-conference .
Pitch Event: Chemistry and industrial biotechnology for a circular bioeconomy , York, 21st Sept 2017. The Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network and BioVale are working together to deliver an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to gain insight and form new business relationships in sustainable technologies for a circular bio-economy. Entrepreneurs can benefit from funded training and live pitching to a panel of investors. See: https://www.biovale.org/event/pitch-event-chemistry-and-industrial-biotechnology-for-a-circular-bioeconomy/ .
ADBA Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, Leeds, 28th September 2017. With the transport sector playing a key role in the £1 trillion potential of the AD industry, our third Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference will bring together professionals from acrossthe AD community, transport and fuel infrastructure, freight and logistics, local authorities and more. Over the past year, use of biomethane as a transport fuel has shown strong growth,particularly with buses and HGVs in the logistics sector. The Conference will answer the question on everybody’s lips – is transport the future of the AD industry? See: http://adbioresources.org/events/adba .
10th Biofuels International Conference & Expo , Edinburgh, 4-5th October 2017
Co-located with Bioenergy Insight conference & expo, this will focus on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels trading, sustainability, solutions for first generation producers, progress in advanced biofuels and information on feedstock pricing and trends. See: https://biofuels-news.com/conference/index.php .
BioProNET 4th Annual Science Meeting, Warwick Slate Conference Centre, October 10-11th 2017. Registration is free, and includes overnight accommodation (for the majority of registrants). We’ve got a great line-up of speakers — many international — who will present the latest bioprocessing research, and there will be poster sessions so that all delegates have the opportunity to present their work, as well as plenty of time for networking. The programme and registration details are here: http://biopronetuk.org/biopronet-4th-annual-science-meeting/
HVCfP Annual Meeting 2017, Manchester, 19th October 2017.The programme will combine a showcase of updates from Network-funded Projects, invited talks and flash presentations selected from those suggested by delegates. Further details will be available from April 2017, when online bookings will open. See: https://hvcfp.net/events/annual-meeting-2017/ .
Total Food 2017- Exploitation of agri-food chain waste , Norwich Research Park, Norwich, 31st October -2nd November 2017, Total Food 2017 will be the 5th in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste. For more information visit: http://totalfood2017.com .
C1net – CHEMICALS FROM C1 GAS CONFERENCE 3, East Midlands Conference Centre, 5-7th November 2017. Hosted by C1net (BBSRC-NIBB) this FREE two-day conference will bring together academic and industrial partners to identify and address key challenges in the study of those organisms able to grow on C1 compounds and commercially exploit them as platforms for chemical manufacture. The programme will include talks from selected submitted abstracts, as well as from key academics and industry representatives. See C1Net website for details.
The 2017 AquaEnviro Biosolids Conference, the Royal Armouries, Leeds – 20/21st November 2017. Attendees have fantastic networking opportunities with over 250 recognised professionals from around the world and the latest presentations from high-profile industry experts. Now in its third decade, The Biosolids gives an essential annual update on: legislatory changes; new technologies; best practice and site-experiences with existing technologies and an insight into relevant research in the science and engineering of biosolids and organic resources. See: http://european-biosolids.com/ .
EBA conference 2018, Antwerp, 24-26th January 2018. “Greening Gas” is the theme of the next EBA Conference, covering the latest developments of biogas, syngas and biomethane production. More than 300 biogas representatives are expected to gather in Antwerp, at the Hilton Hotel and the Kinepolis Event Centre. EBA speakers list includes high level policy makers and representatives from leading biogas and biomethane business. Particular attention will also be paid to the theme of transport, with sessions dedicated to biomethane as a transport fuel and power-to-gas. Speakers will address all issues from a technical, economic, scientific and political perspective. See: http://biogasconference.eu/ .
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.
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 email@example.com