Registration now open: African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop
Date: Wednesday 16th of November
Location: Inox, University of Sheffield
This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about bioenergy opportunities for UK researchers and businesses in sub Saharan Africa. There will be presentations from bioenergy researchers of their current work and ideas for implementation, which will be of interest to technology and equipment providers, project developers, NGO’s and charities and policy makers.
There will be opportunities for round table discussion of new ideas and projects and advice will be on hand from hub members familiar with the funding and policy landscape. A key aim of the event is to build new collaborations to develop UK-African bioenergy links.
|13:00||Welcome and introduction
Professor Patricia Thornley – Professor of sustainable energy systems at University of Manchester and SUPERGEN Bioenergy hub director
|13:20||Bioenergy in sub Saharan Africa – the story so far
Professor Emile van Zyl, Chair in biofuels, Stellenbosch University
|13:50||Bioenergy research collaborations
Professor Jon Lovett– School of geography, Leeds University
|14:30||DFID Bioenergy Scoping Study Update
TBC – SDI International
|15:10||Tea break & poster viewing|
|15:40||Round table discussions|
|16:40||Discussion feedback and wrap-up/next steps|
To register, please email SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub project manager: Laura.Okeefe@manchester.ac.uk by the 9th of November.