C1NET Conference – Chemicals from C1 Gas, Nottingham – 5-7th November 2017

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 invited speakers from academia and industry, as well as from selected submitted abstracts and will showcase presentations from C1net POC grant winners. See: http://www.c1net.co.uk/Events.html .

AquaEnviro: The BIG Phosphorus Conference and Exhibition – Removal & Recovery, Manchester – 4/5th July 2017

This two-day conference and exhibition explores the balance between reducing phosphorus consumption within catchments, and effective means for recovering phosphorus as a nutrient.  The findings from the UKWIR low-P trials to evaluate source control technologies will also be presented.

This event will bring together experts in the field of phosphorus, technology suppliers and operators.  It is the must attend event for anyone considering Phosphorus removal and/or recovery.  Cost: ÂŁ550+VAT.

See: http://www.aquaenviro.co.uk/events/conferences/big-phosphorus-conference/

9th European Symposium on Biopolymers: ESBP 2017, Toulouse, 5-7 Jul 17

ESBP 2017 aims to bring together leading experts from both academia and industry to share knowledge and insight into the challenges and opportunities surrounding biopolymers production from microbes. ESBP 2017 will focus on recent developments in the area of biopolymers production, characterization and processing but also on the numerous applications of biopolymeric materials in a variety of fields, including medicine and medical devices, smart materials, coatings, personal care products, structural materials, agro food and agriculture, and many other areas. The main spotlight of ESBP will be on Biopolymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, alginates, cyanophicin, poly phosphate, rubber (polyisoprene), etc.

See: https://esbp2017.sciencesconf.org .

2nd International Conference The Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre, Sheffield, 22-23 May 17, Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield

Following the success of its first international conference in 2015, the ABC would like to invite you to its 2nd International Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference in Sheffield.  Following the overall themes of Cell Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering the conference will attract experts from around the world as well as featuring early career researchers.

Academic, research & industrial contributions are welcomed from all areas of biomanufacturing and abstract submissions of no more than 400 words should be sent via the website before the deadline of 31st January 2017.

Presentation topics (for oral, poster and flash) may include: manufacturing platforms; biopharmaceutical;, bioprocess management; upstream and downstream bioprocessing; technology benchmarks and bio-computing.

Technical papers presenting results as well as position papers challenging pros and cons of particular systems or processes may be presented.

To be part of our next conference please contact:


+44 (0)114 222 9605



3rd International Conference on Biogas Microbiology – Wageningen 1-3 May 17

The is a chance to attend a focussed conference on the increasingly popular theme of  Biogas Microbiology. The Conference offers a common ground for bioprocess engineers and microbiologists to share their knowledge, and gives the opportunity to discuss and focus on important recent developments in biogas microbiology. Conference Themes include:

Anaerobic reactors: Waste to gas
Methane production under extreme conditions
New trends in biogas production
Novel anaerobes
Biogas from Nature
Complex anaerobic communities (SIAM sessions)

For more information, see the conference website.

ATBEST Conference, Linkoping, Sweden – 7/8 September 2016

ATBEST – Advanced Technologies for Biogas Efficiency, Sustainability and Transport is hosting an international conference at Linköping Concert and Congress to explore how we can maximise the efficiency and sustainability of the Biogas supply chain.

The conference will comprise presentations from leading academics and industry experts on the following topics:

  • Feedstocks and digestion
  • Process monitoring
  • Upgrading and supply
  • Optimum biogas utilisation

The 2 day programme will also include delegate presentations, networking opportunities and an industry led workshop focusing on the biogas market for the future.

Those interested in presenting will be invited to submit their abstracts in early 2016.  Deadline for submissions will be 30 April 2016.

For further information please register your interest with the ATBEST team atbest@qub.ac.uk

Funded by the European Union, the ATBEST Marie Curie ITN is a collaboration between eight partners located in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Sweden.  The project tackles several key research challenges along the biogas supply chain, improving its competitiveness with respect to fossil derived fuels and increasing the sustainability of the biogas industry in Europe.

Learn more about the ATBEST project at www.atbest.eu

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 SIĂ‘AL EXHIBITION which will be held 24 & 25 May 2016 in Châlons-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, SIÑAL 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.







13th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, 13-16 Jun 16, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

The next IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies will take place in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Half way between Sevilla and Gibraltar, Jerez is part of Cadiz Bay – the city is only 12 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The area has a unique heritage in architectural and culinary styles, influenced by the Tartesian, Phoenician, Roman, Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures who have settled there.

What an appropriate place to introduce new ideas, and to interact with experts from all over the world. In the water scarce region of Andalucía, proper water management has always been critical for development – and for creating local wines that are globally recognized for their variety and taste. In and around Jerez, some of the latest developments of new water treatment technologies can be seen, showing what positive impacts innovation can have. This is the theme of the conference, quantifying the effects of moving to full scale implementation and evaluating the balance of new concepts and ideas.

For those who are looking for them, or bringing them forward, this a unique event that cannot be missed. More information can be found on the website.

Biogas Science 2016 – 21-24 Aug 16, Szeged, Hungary

The next meeting in the successful Biogas Science conference series will be held in Szeged, Hungary on 21-24 Aug 16 at the modern conference centre in the University of Szeged in the south-eastern part of Hungary. Topics include the latest and future trends in biogas research and development, industrial applications, life cycle analysis and biogas/biomethane utilisation. More information can be found at http://www.biogas-science-2016.hu

AquaEnviro FOG – Means and Opportunities event – 3 Dec 15 – Wakefield

Since October 2011, Water and Sewerage companies (WaSC’s) have taken responsibility for private sewers and lateral drains that extend beyond a private premises or combine flows from two residences.  WaSC’s respond to around 200,000 sewer blockages per annum, with more occurring in private drains.  In 2010, estimates were that up to 75% of blockages are caused by Fats Oils and Grease (FOG), hardening within the sewer network creating restrictions to flow.  Much of the remainder is caused by flushable products resulting in the flooding of some 3,000 homes per year.  On combined sewer networks, FOG and accumulated flushable rags may cause flow restrictions resulting in early discharge to the environment through CSO’s.

Data and information is sparse and FOG formation points in sewer networks are not fully understood.  Anywhere where cooking or processing of foodstuffs occur provides a potential source of FOG for instance maintenance records from Dublin indicate that FOG problems occur where there are hot spots of Food Service Establishments.  In Dublin, FOG producers are now required to be licenced under trade effluent legislation and in the UK, the Water Industry Act (1991) makes discharge of any material prejudicial to sewer function illegal although WaSC’s do not carry the same licensing powers.  Domestic producers make up a significant load of FOG disposed to sewer but this varies with seasons, geographic location and customer information programmes.

FOGs are often associated with waste food and are rich in potential energy materials with calorific values in the region of 39MJ/kg.  Changes in energy generation tariffs especially combined with increasing landfill costs have created a resource market from the waste product with FOG being used in: combustion direct for energy, co digestion with other substrates in Anaerobic Digestion and conversion through to Biodiesel.  Source separation and independent collection of FOGs from FSE’s has become widespread with the potential to increase to domestic scale collections although mechanisms and benefits have yet to develop fully.

More information can be found on the AquaEnviro website.