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European Space Agency Waste Management call

The European Space Agency has opened a call to explore where space-based services in combination with terrestrial technologies could provide added value over current practices in waste management and operations. Topics of interest that have been identified include: Logistics and recycling of commercial / industrial / domestic waste Biomass / anaerobic…

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Tags: r&d funding, funding, research, innovation, emma thomas, ktn, ESA, european space agency

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Stepping Up: Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems.

Pools of Water Reflect: Ben Husmann Flickr link to image: Pools of Water Reflect License: CC-BY 2.0 Safe and equitable access to food, water and energy systems, and the goods and services they provide, underpin our societal and global wellbeing. However, they are all stressed due to unsustainable production and consumption…

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Tags: r&i forum 2017, r&i, r&i forum, emma thomas, stepping up, research, innovation, anaerobic digestion

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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Alberta Canada call for $5m bids to reduce methane emissions

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A call for proposals has recently been published to reduce methane emissions in Alberta, Canada.  This call is open to submissions for addressing significant methane emissions across Alberta’s sectors, including agriculture, mining, oil and gas, waste management, and other. The maximum funding request to ERA for any…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, anaerobic digestion, biogas, canada, alberta

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African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop

The Supergen Bioenergy Hub group of researchers are organising a workshop on opportunities for research and business in Africa, focussed on bioenergy (including AD).  Date: Wednesday 16th of November Time: 12pm-5pm Location: Inox, University of Sheffield All the details can be found here. It looks like a really…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, biogas, anaerobic digestion, supergen

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The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) - support available

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The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) Phase 5 of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) is the first tranche of funding to be launched from BEIS’s £505 million energy innovation programme, with up to £9m available for technologies like AD. The EEF is a competitive funding scheme aimed at assisting…

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Tags: r&i funding, funding, eef, energy entrepreneurs fund, emma thomas, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Shell Springboard funding - 1 week to go

The application window for up to £150,000 of equity-free Shell Spring board funding for UK low-carbon enterprises will close at 5pm on Friday, 28 October. Alongside funding, the programme provides access to networking events with the key players in the low carbon sector, comprehensive business feedback from an independent panel of…

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Tags: R&D, anaerobic digestion, biogas, shell springboard

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Call for papers: R&I Forum 2017

R&I Forum 2017 On 28-29 March 2017 ADBA will be hosting its annual Research and Innovation Forum (R&I Forum) in The Building Centre, London*. The event aims are to: Build awareness of research activities and potential for industry. Build awareness of industry challenges and opportunities for research in…

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Tags: r&i forum, research, innovation, emma thomas, R&D, r&i, events, 2017, march

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2017 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals now open

Two Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals have been launched this week, they will fund research in biofuels, decarbonisation and smart grids. There is also funding for smart grids demonstration projects and for market update projects for PV, heat pumps, CSP, wind energy, geothermal energy and sustainable fuels. The tables below show…

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Tags: funding, r&i funding, r&i, Horizon 2020, emma thomas, call for proposals

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Shell Springboard programme opens

On Monday 26th September the Shell Springboard will open for applications.  The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. One national winner will receive £150,000 and a further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of equity-free funding, as well as feedback…

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Tags: funding, competition, r&i, r&i funding, emma thomas, shell, shell springboard, innovation

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EBA economic analysis of biogas facilities throughout Europe

The European Biogas Association (EBA) is often asked by the European institutions for more data about biogas’ and biomethane’s costs (both CAPEX and OPEX) in order to make comparisons between different industries and/or countries. EBA has so far very limited knowledge about costs and relies on…

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Tags: EBA, questionnaire, biogas, data, emma thomas, capex, opex, policy, biomethane

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WRAP Research: Persistent herbicides in digestate

The detection of herbicides in composting and AD is the subject of new research published by WRAP. Two separate reports “Detecting persistent herbicides in anaerobic digestion” and “Detecting persistent herbicides in compost” explore the impact of herbicides in digestate and compost respectively. Detecting persistent herbicides in…

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Tags: digestate, compost, research, innovation, r&i, emma thomas, experiment, Wrap, anaerobic digestion, herbicides

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Funding opportunities: Agri-Tech and OLEV

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the government’s Agri-Tech programme both have funding opportunities available which could be suitable for AD developers and operators. Details can be found below. Agri-Tech The aim of the competition is to increase the pace and uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers…

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Tags: emma thomas, r&d funding, r&i, funding, innovation, research, OLEV, agri-tech

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How Copys Green Farm integrates AD into every part of their business

On the 17th August Thom Koller and I visited Stephen Temple’s on-farm AD plant in Norfolk, which was commissioned in 2010. The site has a methane from biogas plant generating up to 170kW of electricity for the grid and their own use; the electricity is used on the farm,…

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Tags: site visit, on farm ad, AD plant, plant, anaerobic digestion, biomethane]biogas, r&i, emma thomas, thomas koller

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AD in Nepal: mitigating blackouts

Innovation doesn’t necessarily need to focus on ground-breaking leaps in research or technology: it can be things in a different way or in a new location. This is true in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The proposal to build an AD and waste management plant is a first-of-its-kind…

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Tags: r&i, nepal, AD, anaerobic digestion, innovation, research, emma thomas, eu funding, funding, handsup, kathmandu

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