Live stream of event – Bioenergy: An Engine for Economic Growth in the Global South? starts at 10am

The SUPERGEN Bioenergy hub in collaboration with the LCEDN and UK Collaborative on Development Sciences are running a workshop today titled “Bioenergy: An engine for economic growth in the global south” at the Wellcome Trust in London. The event has now reached capacity with over 75 delegates registered. We have decided to offer a live stream of this event to increase the reach of our work to those unable to attend (particularly beneficial to our partners in the Philippines and South Africa).

To access this live stream, please visit:

https://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/news-and-events/events/supergen-hub-assembly-live-stream/

Please note that only the plenary sessions will be recorded.

 

 

Final agenda can be found below:

9.30 Registration with tea/coffee

Session 1:

Development, Bioenergy and Climate Change

10.00 Welcome & Introduction

 

Ed Brown (Loughborough University/LCEDN Co-Coordinator)

Ian Thornton (UK CDS)

10.15 Bioenergy in current energy and development debates

An overview of possibilities and challenges for bioenergy to deliver energy access, looking at medium-longer term sustainability issues, community management contexts, and livelihood enhancement.

 

Ben Campbell (Durham University/LCEDN Co-Coordinator)

10.35 Technological developments and global bioenergy implementation

This presentation will provide an overview of bioenergy potential, technology options, sustainability and scales.

 

Patricia Thornley (University of Manchester and SUPERGEN Bioenergy hub director)

10:55 British Council Workshop in South Africa

 

Raphael Slade (Imperial College)

11.10 Short briefing for session 2
11.15 Tea/coffee break (15 minutes)

Session 2:

 Strategic Debates: Supply Chains, Economic Growth, Livelihoods and Emissions

11.30 Three separate parallel conversations each led by experts who will make short initial presentations and then open up discussion for participants to share their own work and interests in this area and identify key outstanding issues for the research community to report back to the plenary session.
 

Land use and food-fuel interfaces

 

What are the land-use issues associated with different bioenergy systems and how can bioenergy best be integrated to provide food and energy security?

 

Annie Chimphango (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) & Rocio Diaz-Chavez (Imperial College)

Climate Change Interfaces

 

How do different bioenergy systems contribute to low carbon energy provision and to climate change adaptation?

 

Mirjam Roeder (University of Manchester) & Richard Murphy (University of Surrey)

Development Interfaces

 

Can bioenergy systems contribute to livelihoods enhancement in rural and urban settings?

 

Simon Batchelor (GAMOS) & Alison Mohr (University of Nottingham)

12.30 Plenary feedback on strategic debates

Chair: Ian Thornton (UKCDS)

12.50 Networking lunch with posters (1 hour)

Session 3:

Global drivers; local impacts: Bioenergy in practice

13.50 Key challenges for sustainable bioenergy development in Africa

 

Helen Watson (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)

14.10 Global drivers; local impacts: bioenergy in practice

 

Julia Tomei (University College London)

14.30 Three separate parallel conversations each led by experts who will make initial presentations and then open up discussion for participants to share their own work and interests in this area and identify key outstanding issues for the research community to report back to the plenary.
 

Bioenergy from Waste and residues

 

The challenges associated with sustainable use of waste resources e.g. rice straw in rural areas, MSW in urban).

 

Craig Jamieson (International Rice Research Institute, Philippines), Frank Rosillo-Calle (Imperial College) & Jessica Magnusson (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden).

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas: Social and ecological factors

 

Nutrient balances, soil health, energy demand and distribution.

 

David Howard (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster) & Richard Blanchard (Loughborough)

Health and Social implications of bioenergy development

 

Scales and siting of combustion units, impacts of clean cookstoves etc.

 

Joel Chaney (Creative Energie) and Ed Brown (Loughborough University/LCEDN Co-Coordinator)

15.30 Plenary feedback on bioenergy in practice

Chair: Peter Baker (CABI)

15.50 Tea/coffee break (15 minutes)
16.05 Panel Discussion – Key Themes for Research and the Research/Policy Interface

Chair – Jem Woods (Imperial College)

Alex Moscuzza (DFID), Colin Pritchard (University of Edinburgh), Ian Stanton (BBSRC), Mary Willcox (Practical Action Consulting), Peter Coleman (DECC).

16.50 Ways Forward and CLOSE.