Registration now open: African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop

Date: Wednesday 16th of November

Time: 12pm-5pm

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.

Agenda

12:00 Networking Lunch
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
17:00 Close

 

To register, please email SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub project manager:  Laura.Okeefe@manchester.ac.uk by the 9th of November.