Supergen Showcase event, 6-8 September 2022

We are delighted to announce our Supergen Bioenergy Hub Showcase event will take place on 6 – 8 September 2022 at Conference Aston, Birmingham.

We are hosting a three-day programme of events for our stakeholder community from academia, policy and industry to share and celebrate the work of the hub, and engage in discussions on key thematic topics across the field of bioenergy.

Booking is now open here.

The Main Programme of events for all delegates will take place on 7 – 8 September 2022. The 6 September will be a tailored day for our Early Career Researcher’s community.

Tuesday 6th September – Early Career Researcher’s (ECR’s) Day for all ECR’s/Supergen Bioenergy Hub SHARE network members.

10.00   Registration, networking, tea and coffee
10.30    Introduction of the SHARE
10.50   Talks and poster presentations
12.00    Lunch
13.00   Supergen Bioenergy Hub “express your research” session
14.30   Networking, coffee break
15.00 – 16.30 Round table discussion – Future Supergen Bioenergy research challenges: view from the SHARE members

Tuesday 6th September – Evening for all delegates

17.00- 18.00 Open invitation to all delegates for a public lecture on Clean Energy Science by Fuel and Energy Research Forum presented by Professor Patricia Thornley, Director of Supergen Bioenergy Hub and Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute.

18.30 – 21.00 BBQ dinner and drinks.

Wednesday 7th September – Main Programme for all delegates
0.800 – 9.00 Registration
09.00  Welcome and Introduction
09.10   Supergen Bioenergy Hub Topic Group on Resources
10.10    Industry perspectives from Chris Manson-Whitton, Progressive Energy, Sarah Davidson, Croda, Mark Johnson, KEW Technology
10.40   Coffee Break
11.00   Supergen Bioenergy Hub Topic Group on Conversion
12.30   Lunch
13.30   Academic perspectives – EPSRC/UKRI and Professor Patricia Thornley
14.00   Supergen Bioenergy Hub Topic Group on Vectors
15.00   Policy perspectives: Jessica Winnan, Department For Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Representatives for DfTBEIS tbc
15.30    Coffee break
16.00    Supergen Bioenergy Hub Topic Group on Systems
17.00    Wrap-up
17.30    Drinks reception, photo gallery exhibition and awards presentation for winning photo entries.
19.00    Dinner will be organised for those who wish to attend.

Thursday 8th September – Main Programme for all delegates
09.00  Communications and Public Engagement Workshop and panel discussion with Richard Harris, DRAX, Jamie Horton, Biomass UK, Jeanette Whitaker, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
10.30   Coffee Break
11.00   Policy Workshop updates & panel discussion
12.30   Lunch
13.30   Future fuels areas of concern with the Health & Safety Executive 
15.00   Closing remarks

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