Register for our Research Colloquium23-25 January 2019 - University of ManchesterThe 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. See our brochure here and feel free to pass it on to colleagues. 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 is here.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 £4,500) for the winner’s academic institution. Register your attendance here. Marketing Manchester have provided us with very competitive hotel rates until 26 Dec 18 - details are here. Book now. Maximising Opportunitiesfor AD Assets - 16 Jan 19, 10:00-17:00 hrsBirminghamThe 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 nowFinal BIV FundingWe 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 bottlenecks2) Help companies adapt their process (product) to new applicationsThey are NOT for carrying out original research. Guidance (although note timing/review differences above) is here and the application form is here.