BBSRC NIBB Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Network

Novel Feedstocks Event

University of Lincoln - 6 April 2017

The level of interest in many countries in ‘novel’ feedstocks for use in Anaerobic Digestion has risen in recent years due to concerns over the perceived

extent to which land for food has been diverted to energy crop production. Furthermore policy makers have announced initiatives to reduce the degree

of state support earned through the double subsidy of crop and bioenergy production that has underpinned the AD process and to encourage the use of

waste, by product or residue based biomass feedstocks.

The range and level of research activity has expanded rapidly to these drivers and a selection of recent outputs will be presented by researchers active

in this field. Thematic areas included ‘Setting the scene – benefits and challenges of biomass from linear or marginal food producing landscapes‘,

‘Accessing Biomass’ and ‘Pre-processing/conversion of novel feedstocks’.

Most of the presentations can be provided on request.