SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly 2014 - Timetable

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The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual assembly is a one-day event which will bring together industrialists, academics and stakeholders to share experiences on the key challenges associated with implementing sustainable bioenergy systems. The UK had made significant progress in bioenergy research, development and deployment in recent years. However, many significant challenges remain.

At this one day event, there will be opportunities for industrialists to make relevant connections with those leading key bioenergy research areas in academia, for academics to gain understanding of the commercial challenges facing developers and for policy stakeholders to obtain the most up-to-date information on current knowledge and deployment.

If you would like to attend the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual assembly, please click here. Please note, the closing date for this event is 20th October 2014.

The timetable for the event is as follows:

Registration (with coffee) starts at 9:45am

10.15

An overview of the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub

Patricia Thornley, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Director

Session 1: Biomass feedstocks (10:30 – 11:45)

10.30

Promoting policy development and an EU Action Plan for the Woody Energy Crops Sector

Kevin Lindegaard, Crops for Energy

10.45

An EU Funded Project to Encourage the Use of Short Rotation Coppice Willow for Bioremediation

Chris Johnston, AFBI (NI)

11:00

Dry matter losses and greenhouse gas emissions from woodchip piles

Carly Whittaker, Rothamsted Research

11.15

Waste wood supply (and operational flexibility)

George Stammers, Dalkia

11.30

Questions & answers for Biomass feedstock session

11:45 – 12:00 Tea/coffee

Session 2: Bioenergy systems (12:00 – 13:30)

12.00

Modelling bioenergy systems

Nilay Shah, Imperial College London

12.20

Real time control of gasifiers to increase tolerance to biomass variety and reduce emissions

Ian Watson, The University of Glasgow

12.30

The BIO-CAP Programme: Impacts of biomass feedstock properties on air/oxy combustion with carbon capture

Karen Finney, University of Leeds

12:45

Combustion of biogas

Marc Fischer, Lancaster University

13.00

Integrating Intermediate pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion of biomass

Tony Bridgwater, Aston University

13.15

Questions & answers for Bioenergy systems session

13.30 – 14:30 LUNCH

Session 3: Conversion and upgrading (14:30-15:55)

14:30

CFD Simulation of Catalytic Upgrading of Pyrolysis Vapour in FCC Riser

Sai Gu, Cranfield University

14:45

Photocatalytic bioethanol production as future green energy solution

Aakash Welgamage, Robert Gordon

15.00

Plasma catalytic gas cleaning for syngas from waste

Paul Williams, University of Leeds

15:10

Heating with wood – obstacles and drivers

Jers Sig Andersen, Danish Technologisk Institut

15:25

Abatement of Smoke Emissions from Domestic Stove Combustion using a Novel Plasma Device

Edward Mitchell, University of Leeds

15:40

Questions & answers for Conversion and upgrading session

15.55 – 16:10 Tea/Coffee

Session 4: Wider Issues in Bioenergy (16:10 – 18:00)

16:10

Evaluating the GHG Impact of Bioenergy Systems using the DECC BEAC Calculator

Andrew Welfle, University of Manchester

16:25

MAGLUE – Measurement and analysis of bioenergy greenhouse gases: integrating GHGs into LCAs and the UK Value Chain Modelling environment

Jeanette Whitaker, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster

16.35

Research gaps for UK bioenergy feedstocks identified by a Rapid Evidence Assessment

Susan O’ Brien, Ricardo-AEA

16.50

UK Facilities for Bioenergy Science and Technology

Martin Jones and Chiu Tang, STFC

17.05

Industrial-academic collaboration in bioenergy

Brian McCarthy, KTN

17:20

Bioenergy in South Africa

Paul Adams, University of Bath

17:35

Questions & Answers for Session 4 then CLOSE

18:00

Poster Session with drinks reception

19:30 - Conference Dinner

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Project Manager, Laura O'Keefe on Laura.OKeefe@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 275 4330.

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