BBSRC NIBB Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Network
ADNet@soton.ac.uk
ADNet supports ECR Students to Beijing The IWA World Congress on AD in Beijing is now over and we are pleased to be able to support our early career researcher Travel Bursary recipients: Christian Aragon-Briceno (University of Leeds), Alba Serna-Maza (Southampton University), Andrew Zealand (Newcastle University), Julian Pietrzyk (Edinburgh University), Roshni Paul (Birmingham City University) and Chihiro Masusawa (Southampton University). Special congratulations to Christian Aragon-Briceno of the University of Leeds who won an ‘Outstanding Poster Award’ in the face of stiff competition - well done! The poster was
entitled “Evaluation and comparison of product yields and bio-methane potential from hydrothermally pre-treated sewage sludge”.
Important Diary Date The AD Network will be holding its final Research Colloquium in London on 6-7 Dec 18. The theme of the Network, which has been ‘Beyond Biogas’ will be showcased in this colloquium which will include topics such as biomethanisation, biorefinery advances and optimisation. If you wish to express an interest in attending, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z9CBX36. Final BIV Funding We still have some unallocated Business Interaction Voucher funding available - with applications considered on a case-by-case basis for quick turnaround. With the Network ending in February 2019, any last-minute applications would need to be of short-term duration (approx. 3 months. E.g. Oct/Nov-Jan) and “good-to-go”. Prospective projects MUST be able to complete all Reporting and Finance by early February as we simply will not exist to pay you! In a change to the published Guidance, reviews will be by undertaken by the Management Board to expedite the process. Note that, using University expertise, BIV awards are made to academics in order to: 1)      Help companies trouble-shoot their process or bottlenecks 2)      Help companies adapt their process (product) to new applications They are NOT for carrying out original research. Guidance (although note timing/review differences above) is here and the application form is here.