Early-career Building a Bio-based Economy for Europe (BBEE) workshop

Registration for the early-career Building a Bio-based Economy for Europe (BBEE) workshop is now open!
Date: Tuesday 2nd June (fringe event of the Renewable Resources and Biorefineries Conference (RRB11))
Time: 9.30 to 6 pm
Location: Biology Department, University of York.
Cost: Only £40 including lunch, refreshments and evening drinks reception

Attend this exciting one-day interdisciplinary early-career workshop to explore the challenges and opportunities for creating a bio-based economy in Europe with high level experts in the field and build your network of researchers and professionals. Through highly interactive discussions and workshops you will be able to develop your networks, skills in entrepreneurship and influencing policy and connect your research or work to the hot topics in other fields. The list of confirmed speakers and senior mentors includes:

  • Dr. Leo Gomez (Centre for Novel Agricultural Products)
  • Dr. Adrian Higson (NNFCC – the Bioeconomy Consultancy)
  • Dr. Edward Green (Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor of Green Biologics)
  • Sarah Hosking (R&D Workstream leader at Unilever)
  • Daniel Wood (Acting Head of Parliament’s Universities Programme, Houses of Parliament).

Apply by visiting www.rrbconference.com/bbee for more information. Apply by 30th April.

In order to ensure a multifaceted and comprehensive discussion, the number of participants is limited to 50 and attendees from across different disciplines will be selected, so apply early before all the places go!

Energy efficiency lessons from the food and beverage industry

This event may be of interest to sustainability researchers at Newcastle.  Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/energy/) and Energy Institute (https://www.energyinst.org/home) are jointly organising “Energy efficiency lessons from the food and beverage industry”, which will be held on the 5th of February 2015.

This half-day seminar and workshop will examine energy efficiency in the food and beverage industry at all scales. Presentations will cover the EU GREENFOODS project, the UK meat industry, the brewing industry and an energy audit case study from an RPEC consultant.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Chian Chan GradEI, EU GREENFOODS project: The current impediments that prevents wide scale energy efficiency implementation of SMEs in the food and beverage industry in the UK.
  • Christine Walsh, Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB): Energy demand in the meat industry, brief overview of UK virtual energy competence centre.
  • Jon Barker CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Energy Consultant and RPEC member: Case study of energy audit of systems used across sectors, including the food and beverage industry
  • Will Todd, UK Beer and Pubs Association: Energy efficiency in the food, beverage and brewing industries, development of sector wide ESOS compliance scheme with BBPA for the brewing industry.

Please contact Dr. Chian Wen Chan if you are interested: chian.chan@ncl.ac.uk.