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 SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly 2017

Location: AFBI conference centre, Hillsborough, NI, BT26 6DR

Date: 25th October 2017

Time: 10:30 – 6pm (conference dinner to follow)

The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub aims to bring together industry, academia and other stakeholders to focus on the research and knowledge challenges associated with increasing the contribution of UK bioenergy to meet strategic environmental targets in a coherent, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The 2017 SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly is a free event open to the bioenergy community and includes the conference dinner and return transport to Hillsborough from Belfast city centre. The assembly this year is structured around the 5 key themes: Resources, Pre-treatment, Conversion, Vectors, Systems.  

This is the final programme:

 Supergen Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly 2017

 Location: AFBI conference centre, Hillsborough, NI, BT26 6DR

 Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017

 Time: 10:00 – 6pm (conference dinner to follow)

09.15

Bus from Belfast Ramada Encore Hotel

10:00

Registration with coffee

10.30

Welcome to AFBI from Professor Trevor Gilliland (Head of Branch, AFBI)

10.40

Welcome and Introduction from Professor Patricia Thornley

10.50

Resources - Chair:  Chris Johnston, AFBI

11.10

Environmental impacts and GHG emissions from bioenergy systems - Mirjam Roeder, University of Manchester

11.30

How bioenergy can support global development – Julia Tomei, University College London

 

Pre-treatment - Chair: Jason Hallett, Imperial College London

11.50

Pre-treatment Overview – Jenny Jones, University of Leeds

12.00

Torrefaction and its impact on environmental issues in large scale power generation – Marcelle McManus, University of Bath

12.20

Integration of Hydrothermal Carbonisation with Anaerobic Digestion: Opportunities for Valorisation of Digestate - Kiran Pamar, University of Leeds

12.40

Panel discussion (All speakers and Chair)

12.50

Lunch  -   followed by optional tours of EREC / AD/ SRC willow plantations

14.20

Conversion - Chair: Katie Chong, Aston University

14.40

Plasma catalysis: a novel technology for bioenergy applications – Xin Tu, University of Liverpool

15.00

Real-time tar detection and control of Glasgow’s downdraft gasification test-bed system, Ian Watson, University of Glasgow

15.20

Biomass combustion under oxy-fuel and post combustion carbon capture conditions at the PACT 250 kW air/oxy-fuel combustion test facility - Janos Szuhanszki, University of Sheffield

15.40

Vectors - Chair: Marcelle McManus, University of Bath

16.00

Thermo-catalytic reforming of waste biomass – Lais Speranza, University of Birmingham

16.20

CO2 adsorption using CaO and its potential integration with hydrogen production from biomass gasification, Chunfei Wu, University of Hull

16.40

Coffee break

17.00

Systems - Chair:  Rob Holland, University of Southampton

17.20

The implications of biomass resource uncertainties for UK decarbonisation pathways – Oliver Broad, University College London

17.40

Challenges and uncertainties of emission accounting frameworks for bioenergy supply chains – Andrew Welfle, University of Manchester

18.00

Close -Patricia Thornley

 

Depart on foot for conference dinner – The Plough Inn, Hillsborough (10 minute walk)

18:45

Conference dinner at The Plough Inn, Hillsborough (menu choice on Eventbrite)

3 course meal with wine NB: Additional drinks to be purchased at the bar at your own expense

21:30

Buses depart for Belfast Ramada Encore Hotel

If you have have any questions about the assembly, please contact Christine.Turner@manchester.ac.uk 

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