Video Presentations from Hub Assembly, Nov 5th 2014

Links to all the presentations made at the Assembly are now available on Vimeo.

The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual assembly is a one-day event bringing 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.

Watch Dr Patricia Thornley's introduction below or follow the links in the timetable to the presentations made at the Assembly in Vimeo and PDF format. 

Registration (with coffee) starts at 9:45am

10.15

An overview of the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub

Patricia Thornley, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Director - Vimeo

Patricia Thornley Overview - PDF

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 - Vimeo

Kevin Lindegaard, Crops for Energy - PDF

10.45

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

Chris Johnston, AFBI (NI) - Vimeo

Chris Johnston, AFBI (NI) - PDF

11:00

Dry matter losses and greenhouse gas emissions from woodchip piles

Carly Whittaker, Rothamsted Research - Vimeo

Carly Whittaker, Rothamsted Research - PDF

11.15

Waste wood supply (and operational flexibility)

George Stammers, Dalkia - Vimeo

George Stammers, Dalkia - PDF

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 - Vimeo

Nilay Shah, Imperial College London - PDF

12.20

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

Ian Watson, The University of Glasgow - Vimeo

Ian Watson, The University of Glasgow - PDF

12.30

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

Karen Finney, University of Leeds - Vimeo

Karen Finney, University of Leeds - PDF

12:45

Combustion of biogas

Marc Fischer, Lancaster University - Vimeo

Marc Fischer, Lancaster University - PDF

13.00

Integrating Intermediate pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion of biomass

Tony Bridgwater, Aston University - Vimeo

Tony Bridgwater, Aston University - PDF

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 - Vimeo

Sai Gu, Cranfield University - PDF

14:45

Photocatalytic bioethanol production as future green energy solution

Aakash Welgamage, Robert Gordon - Vimeo

Aakash Welgamage, Robert Gordon - PDF

15.00

Plasma catalytic gas cleaning for syngas from waste

Paul Williams, University of Leeds - Vimeo

Paul Williams, University of Leeds - PDF

15:10

Heating with wood – obstacles and drivers

Jers Sig Andersen, Danish Technologisk Institut- Vimeo

Jers Sig Andersen, Danish Technologisk Institut - PDF

15:25

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

Edward Mitchell, University of Leeds - Vimeo

Edward Mitchell, University of Leeds - PDF

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 - Vimeo

Andrew Welfle, University of Manchester - PDF

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 - Vimeo

Jeanette Whitaker, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster - PDF

16.35

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

Susan O’ Brien, Ricardo-AEA - Vimeo

Susan O’ Brien, Ricardo-AEA - PDF

16.50

UK Facilities for Bioenergy Science and Technology

Martin Jones and Chiu Tang, STFC - Vimeo

Martin Jones and Chiu Tang, STFC - PDF

17.05

Industrial-academic collaboration in bioenergy

Brian McCarthy, KTN - Vimeo

Brian McCarthy, KTN - PDF

17:20

Food-Fuel Interfaces in South Africa

Video summary by Paul Adams, University of Bath

Presentation by working groups at Assembly

Food-Fuel Interfaces in South Africa - PDF

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 0161 275 4330.

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