Research Priorities in Biomass Resources

Wednesday 27th of September 2017, 12:30-16:15, Oxford.

Research priorities in biomass resources (including energy crops, residues, forest products and wastes)


RCUK plans to invest £5Min a multi-disciplinary Supergen bioenergy hub to act as a focal point for UK bioenergy research. The hub will connect academia with industrial and policy stakeholders to focus on sustainable bioenergy development.

Prof. Patricia Thornley from Aston University has been appointed to lead the hub and is currently carrying out a consultation to establish the research priorities that the new hub will address and identify appropriate research partners and stakeholders.

If you would like to get involved in helping shape this exciting new opportunity you would be very welcome to attend this consultation event.

Aim of the event:

This workshop will focus on research priorities in biomass resources and production. It will particularly look at the role of blue-skies and fundamental research in the bioenergy sector.


12:30 Lunch and registration

13:15 Introduction by Prof. Patricia Thornley and icebreaker

13:45 Session 1: Big Burning Questions

14:10 Session 2: Shaping the Questions

14:35 Break

14:55 Session 3: Refining the Questions

15:30 Feedback and group discussion

16:15 End


This is a free event. Free lunch and refreshments with be provided to attendees.


If you have any questions about this event please e-mail or call 0161 306 3804

To register for this event please click here.

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