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ADBA Scottish National Conference 2019 Programme

Date: 09.00 – 17.00, 28 February 2019
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

08.45-09.30  –  Registration and networking

09.30-09.40  –  Welcome and introduction

The scope for AD in Scotland: meeting its ambitious circular economy targets.

David Newman, President, World Biogas Association

09.40-10.00  –  An update from Ofgem

Luke Bailey, Senior Policy Manager, Ofgem

With a number of RHI Regulation changes coming into effect last year Luke will be presenting an update on how these changes have bedded in and he will also be providing feedback from Ofgem’s operational teams to help RHI applicants and participants.

Luke and his team will also run informal clinics during the exhibition breaks.

10.00-11.20  –  Panel 1 – The Impact of Brexit on Scotland meeting its zero waste and emissions targets

Brexit has led to uncertainty and lack of investment. This session will explore the current outlook and debate the impact it may have on Scotland meeting its targets, such as the 2021 ban on biodegradable waste to landfill. Also, how will farmers and crofters be supported post-Brexit.

Chair: Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables

Vincent Igoe, MD Scotland, Olleco

Jamie Pitcairn, Director Scotland, Ricardo

Martin Whiteford, Partner, Anderson Strathern

Simon Glen, Director and Founder, Natural Capital Analysis / Gather

Uisdean Fraser, Managing Director, Synergie Environ

Julian Bell, Senior Consultant, Scotland’s Rural College SRUC

11.20-12.00  –  Break & exhibition

12.00-13.15  –  Panel 2 – The future of AD: policy and regulatory landscape

This session will discuss the role of AD in achieving the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan that seeks to reduce agricultural emissions by 9% by 2032. What is the roadmap to achieving these targets and what support is there for current operators and opportunities for those looking to AD as a potential solution?

Chair: Mike Berry, Senior Policy Adviser, The Scottish Government

Alison Mckinnie, Project Manager Organics, Zero Waste Scotland

Fiona Donaldson, Senior Policy Officer, SEPA

James Higgins, Policy Manager, SGN

Ewan Swaffield, Alternative Fuels Policy Manager, Low Carbon Economy Directorate Transport Scotland
Ewan will give an overview of Scotland’s approach to decarbonising transport and the role of biomethane.

Craig Frew, Emerging Technologies Team Leader, The Scottish Government

Craig will present an overview of the work to date on the government’s Bioenergy Action Plan.

Questions and comments from the floor

13.15-14.15  –  Lunch & exhibition

14.15-15.15  –  Emerging markets and technology

This session will highlight new technologies for improvements in areas such as accuracy in splitting waste, increasing capture rates and meeting targets and reducing ammonia emission on farm.

Ian Archer, Technical Director, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)

Dr Rachel Fox, Resilience and Regional Strategy Team Lead, Scottish Water Horizons

Rachel will present on the innovations that the water industry needs and opportunities for AD.

Sandra Sassow, Director and Co-Founder, SEaB Energy

Sandra will present on SEaB Energy’s award winning containerised anaerobic digesters (AD) that are fully automated and remotely monitored, creating a more accessible solution for households and businesses.

Bobby Stearman, Director, Mercorr

Bobby will present on Mercorr’s unique online system that generates reports on the availability, price point and location of AD feedstock.

Questions and comments from the floor

15.15-15.45  –  Break & exhibition

15.45-17.00  –  AD success stories

This session will showcase success stories from businesses that have benefitted from AD such as distilleries. They will also highlight some of the challenges that they face from an operational point of view.

Chair: Richard Gueterbock, Marketing Director, Clearfleau

Richard will comment how policy issues are impacting on the development of on-site AD and provide some examples from the food and beverage sector.

Chas McEwen, Group Engineering Manager, Glenmorangie LVMH Group

Phil Lynch, Business Development Manager, Aquabio

Phil and Chas will present the pioneering new anaerobic digestion system at the Glenmorangie distillery.

Sion Williams, Farm Manager, Buccleuch

Roz Pollock, Project Analyst, Buccleuch

Sion and Roz will present on the anaerobic digestion plant at Buccleuch’s Borders Estate which, since 2016, has used farm manure & other feed stocks to provide green heat and electricity to fuel the estate business.

Neil Gemmell, Owner, Clayton Hall Farm

Neil will present on the success of the anaerobic digester at Clayton Hall Farm; the first CAT 3 food waste-based plant in Britain.

17.00  –  End of conference

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