Following on from last year’s hugely successful Early Career Researcher (ECR) event held at the University of Warwick, the AD Network is again running an ECR event, timed so that attendees can then attend the ADBA Trade Show, one of the main industry events in the yearly AD Calendar. This event is designed to give ECRs a chance to network with each other and find out about the latest research in a friendly and relaxed environment. Attendees must provide an abstract for a platform or poster presentation and this provides invaluable experience away from a high-pressure big conference environment. There are prizes to be won! Attendance, accommodation and food are all free to AD Network members. If you are not a member, join here. Download abstract requirements and registration information here and the application form here. Register for the Research & Innovation Forum: 6-7 Apr 16The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) is kindly hosting this years’ R&I Conference organised by the Anaerobic Digestion Bioresources Association (ADBA) in partnership with the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion
Network and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). As government funding continues to fall, research, innovation and technological advances have helped improve the outputs from the AD sector. Find out how research can make your AD business more profitable.Head to the ADBA website to register for the event.
AD Science meets Industry
Warwick 10 May 16 - Registration Open
This FREE joint AD Network/sLoLa event brings together AD users and sciuentists. Come and enjoy interesting talks, hear from experts on the AD process, participate in an open discussion session and hear how you can take part in our initiative to monitor AD microbiomes. Speakers include:•Prof Charles Banks - University of Southampton•Prof Orkun Soyer - University of Warwick•Prof Tom Curtis - University of Newcastle•Prof Angus Buckling - University of Exeter•Dr Phil Hobbs - Anaerobic Analytics•Angus Browne - G’s FreshBring a sample from your digester to the meeting and we will analyse it’s microbial profile for FREE!To REGISTER, visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/go/adevent.BIV Vouchers increased to £10KOur Business Interaction Vouchers have now been increased to a value of £10,000 from their previous value of £5,000. Thus, BIV projects awarded by all the BBSRC NIBBs can now be up to a maximum of £10,000 (inclusive of VAT), matched by the contribution (in cash or kind) from the industrial partner.Our BIV applications are on a rolling basis with application being batched up at the end of the month. Apply now - take a look at our application form and guidance.
New Anaerobic Digestion Tool Unveiled
Recent BIV work done by the University of Southampton with IEA Task 37 (UK) has produced a new program-based modelling tool for anyone interested in modelling an AD system. At its simplest, it can be used to calculate potential biogas (and electrical) output for a system, but it is complex enough to calculate wider energy balances across a whole AD system. The model includes a wide variety of potential AD feedstocks, but users are also able to enter their own values. It is also possible to compare scenarios and to export all the information as a .CSV in order to further manipulate and analyse the outputs.This is a really useful tool and it’s FREE! Download it from the Bioenergy and Organic Resources Research Group website.
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