2015 ADBA R&D Forum Programme - Day 2, Wednesday 15 April

ADBA R&D Forum 2015:

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

Programme: Day 2, Wednesday 15 April

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 1 can be viewed here.

Programme - Day 2

09.00 - 10.30
Southampton University site visit and Networking Groups
10.30 - 12.00
Session 1: Can you get £100 per tonne from digestate?
Chair: Dr David Styles, Lecturer, Life Cycle Assessment, Bangor University
The potential of AD fibre for horticulture: Options for the use of digestate fibres in the wholesale and retail market sectors
Dr Nick Cheffins, Managing Director, Peakhill Associates
Contrasting digestate applications
John Williams, Principal Soil Scientist, Soils and Nutrients Team, ADAS UK
Developing a suite of novel land conditioners and plant fertilizers from the waste streams of biomass energy generation
Lois Ricketts, Senior Research Consultant, Stopford Energy & Environment
Digestate management with the TCR-process - an add-on for AD plants
Andreas Weger, Environmental Engineer, Fraunhofer UMSICHT
12.00 - 12.45 Session 2: R&D in the food and drink industry
  Chair: Angela Bywater, Network Manager, BBSRC NIBB
  Anaerobic digestion of brewery waste
Dr Tanja Radu, Research Associate, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University
  Novel tubular technology for improved small scale anaerobic digestion
Dr Michelle Morrison, Principal AD Scientist & Group Leader, Centre for Process Innovation
12.45 - 13.45
13.45 - 14.45
Session 3: New technologies to improve operational performance 
  Chair: Dr Phil Hobbs, Director and Founder, New Generation Biogas
Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry
David Vaughan, Senior Technologist, Biorenewables Development Centre
RED: Supporting SMEs In Anaerobic Digestion
Dr Raffaella Villa, Senior Lecturer in Biopress Technology, Bioenergy and Resource Management Centre, School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood (SEEA), Cranfield University
  Exploration of the financial viability of small scale AD plants for manure management
Angela Bywater, Network Manager, BBSRC NIBB
14.45 - 15.15
15.15 - 16.15
Session 4: Sustainability and public perceptions
Stakeholder and public perceptions on land use change for anaerobic digestion
Dr Mirjam Roeder, Research Associate, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
LCAD Eco Balance: optimising the environmental performance of anaerobic digestion
Dr David Styles, Lecturer, Life Cycle Assessment, Bangor University
Methane emission measurements from Swedish and UK biogas facilities
Dr Paul Adams, Research Officer, EPSRC’s Supergen Bioenergy Hub, University of Bath
16.15 - 17.00 Session 5: Feature case study
Sustainable AD operations - optimising existing & future AD assets
Peter Winter, Principal Research Engineer, Sludge & Energy Innovation, Thames Water
17.00 - 17.15
Conclusions and closing remarks