BBSRC NIBB Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Network
Register for our Research Colloquium 23-25 January 2019 - University of Manchester The AD Network will be holding its final Research Colloquium on 23-25 Jan 19. 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. We have some amazing national and international speakers, including: Professor Irini Angelidaki - Technical University of Denmark Professor Charles Banks - University of Southampton Professor Tom Curtis - University of Newcastle Professor Richard Dinsdale - University of South Wales Professor Sandra Esteves - University of South Wales Professor Sonia Heaven - University of Southampton Professor Bruce Jefferson - University of Cranfield Professor Jerry Murphy - University College Cork Professor Vincent O’Flaherty - NUI Galway Professor Paul Scherer - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Professor Orkun Soyer - University of Warwick Professor Jules van Lier - TU Delft Professor Willy Verstraete - University of Ghent …and many more too numerous to mention here! This is an unparalleled opportunity to hear world-class speakers in this field and early booking is advised. The programme includes evening drinks on Wed 23 Jan 19, followed by a full programme of talks on 24-25 Jan and a formal dinner on the evening of the 24th - a provisional programme with a full list of topics and speakers will be published soon. This is a free event. Travel bursaries are available to enable Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to attend this event. There will also be a poster session for ECRs with a fantastic cash prize to £200 for the winner as well as a CJC Labs BMP set (worth over £6000) for the winnter’s academic institution. Register your attendance here. Maximising Opportunities for AD Assets - 16 Jan 19, 10:00-17:00 hrs Birmingham The AD Network, the Renewable Energy Association and the Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) are pleased to invite you to our jointly organised event ‘Maximising opportunities for AD Assets’. Topics include: Getting the most out of feedstocks Improving process performance - including management, engineering upgrades, etc Commercial management - methods of maximising profit and reducing costs Beyond biogas - the art of the possible! The AD Network will offer travel bursaries to young professionals to help them attend this event - contact us for more information. A provisional programme can be downloaded here. We have some leading industry experts speaking at this event, so don’t miss out and register now 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.