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BBSRC NIBB Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Network

AD Network at UK AD & Biogas: Call for papers,

Deadline Friday 20 May 16

6-7 July 2016 - NEC Birmingham

For the third year running, the AD Network will be involved in the Research and Innovation Hub at UK AD & Biogas, a major trade show in the anaerobic digestion calender, with thousands of visitors. This year, the event has a major international focus and researchers have a unique opportunity to showcase their work in front of an international audience. More information on submitting papers can be found here. Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors: in situ membrane cleaning 20 Jun 16 - University of Southampton - Registration Open This event aims to bring together researchers and industry practitioners with an interest in AnMBR operation to discuss approaches to controlling membrane fouling in the reactor and to exchange ideas and experience on AnMBR application. The guest speaker will be Professor Jaeho Bae, Head of the Sustainable Environmental Membrane Technology (SEMT) Lab at Inha University, Korea. A flyer with details of and directions to the event can be found here. Please register using this link or this form - note that places are limited and registration closes on 7 June 2016.

Registration Open

Value Chain of Waste and Bio-resources as Feedstocks

Portland Hotel, Manchester, 30 Jun - 1 Jul 16

The BBSRSC Integrated Biorefining Research and Techology club (IBTI) and Networks in Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB), including the AD Network, Food Waste Network, Lignocelluloisic Biorefinery Network and Plants to Products, are hosting an event focussed on addressing issues with the value chain of waste and bio-resources as feedstocks. We will be discussing topics underpinning the value chain of waste feedstsocks, particularly aiming to assess the value chain from all perspectives; from the feedstock to the end-product within the value chain, as well as capturing novel technologies for the future and the challenges with respect to policy and regulation in the utilisation of waste feedstocks. Register here and see more details on our Events Page.

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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