Flexible Funding Webinar Series begins by exploring priorities for land use

The first session in our Flexible Funding Webinar Series took place on 9 Sep 2020 between 14:30-16:00 BST and explored priorities for a call around land use.

The webinar included presentations from nine different speakers that covered topics such as bioenergy production on marginal and contaminated land, phytoremediation and biorefinery, and policies and governance for biomass, bioenergy and land use. The webinar was held in support of our call for proposals for two Flexible Funding Projects worth £100,000 launching at the start of October.

The full schedule for the webinar is below and a recording is available on YouTube. If you have any questions please contact Emma Wylde (Project Manager).

Schedule:

14.30 – Introduction to the Hub and themes

14.45 – Land Use within the Hub

14.55 – Presentation from Jennifer Cronin (University College London) on recent research by her and colleagues on bioenergy and land-use change, and some key ideas for next steps

15.05 – Presentation from Elaine Jensen (Aberystwyth University) on bioenergy production on marginal and contaminated land

15.15 – Presentation from Maria Sotenko (University of Chester) on opportunities to clean marginal land from metals using a tandem of phytoremediation and biorefinery to procure useful products

15.25 – Presentation from Emma Wylde (Supergen Bioenergy Hub) outlining the funding call

15.30 – Presentation from Francis Johnson (Stockhlom Environment Institute) on policies and governance for biomass, bioenergy and land use

15.40 – Round Table of ideas for this call

15.50 – General Q & A