2015 ADBA R&D Forum Programme - Day 1, Tuesday 14 April

ADBA R&D Forum 2015:

Will R&D double or quadruple the potential of the AD industry?

Programme: Day 1, Tuesday 14 April

The working agenda for Day 1 of the 2015 ADBA R&D Forum can be found below. 
This Forum is in partnership with the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion Network and is supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). If you have any questions or feel your work could make an important contribution to the discussion, please contact Ed.
The programme for day 2 can be viewed here.

Programme - Day 1

10.00 - 10.30
Registration and networking
10.30 - 11.30
Welcome and introduction
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA
Professor Charles Banks, Department of Engineering and Environment, University of Southampton
  Chris Goodall, Author and Editor of Carbon Commentary, part of the Guardian Environment Network
11.30 - 13.00
Session 1: Beyond Biogas - Moving towards a Bio-refinery
Chair: Professor Charles Banks, Department of Engineering and Environment, University of Southampton
Fiberight case study - the importance of anaerobic digestion in the sugar-platform bio-refinery from municipal solid waste
Dr Dhivya Puri, Research and Development Engineer, Fiberight
Navigating the AD innovation 'valley of death'
Steven Broome, Head of Business and Projects - AD, Centre for Process Innovation
Bioresource recovery from wastes and low grade biomass to organic acids and biopolymers
Professor Sandra Esteves, Director, Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, University of South Wales
13.00 - 14.00
14.00 - 15.30
Session 2: Innovative feedstocks
Chair: Richard Gueterbock, Marketing Director, Clearfleau
IFBB - widening the range of feedstock to improve the  operating viability of Anaerobic Digester installations
Colin Keyse, Project Manager of Organic Conversions, CWM Harry
Utilising Conservation Biomass for Bioenergy
Sally Mills, Reserves Bioenergy Project Manager, RSPB
Testing the Biomethane Potential of Miscanthus
Carly Whittaker, Agriculture Systems Specialist, Rothamsted Research
Algae and AD: A key area of study in the EnAlgae project
Dr Robert Lovitt, Reader in Biochemical Engineering, Swansea University
15.30 - 16.00
16.00 - 17.15
Session 3: Funding future AD research - challenges and priorities
Chair: Ollie More, Market Analyst, ADBA
Ian Holmes, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point, Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Blue Growth and the Bioeconomy, Innovate UK
Alexandra Amey, Associate Head of Business Interaction – Biorenewables & Health, BBSRC
Aniruddha SharmaChief Executive Officer, Carbon Clean Solutions
17.15 - 17.30
Conclusions and closing remarks