Category: R&D Updates

International biogas funding opportunity with Egypt

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Newton-Mosharafa Institutional Links open until 19 September 2017 The British Council has opened a new call for applications under the Newton Institutional Links programme. This aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.…

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Tags: R&D, biogas, egypt, british council, research funding, r&d funding

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New funding competition announced

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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have announced a new UK-Colombia programme in sustainable tropical agricultural systems supported by the Newton-Caldas Fund. Proposals for the pump-priming phase of this…

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Tags: r&d funding, R&D, sustainable tropical agriculture, newton fund, uk, colombia, emiliano lewis

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British Council to highlight biogas funding opportunities at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo

The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has confirmed it will be presenting at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas. Dr Shaun Holmes, Science Adviser for Global Projects at the British Council, will talk…

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Tags: funding opportunities, uk ad & biogas and world biogas expo 2017, british council, newton fund, world biogas association, biogas, r&i

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UK-Egypt international grant funding opportunity

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The British Council in Egypt has made us aware of the Newton-Mosharafa Fund, a £50 million fund to support scholarships and research projects to establish partnership between Egypt and the UK science and innovation sector. The four current themes for the fund are sustainable water management, renewable energy, sustainable food…

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Tags: r&i, international opportunity, egypt, biogas

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UK AD industry to call for game-changing research centre at ADBA R&I Forum

The UK AD industry will lay out plans for a Centre for Anaerobic Biotechnology and Bioresources Research at the 7th annual ADBA Research & Innovation (R&I) Forum 2017. The proposed Centre would act as a centre of global excellence and seek to transform AD into a low-cost, multi-functional biotechnology…

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Tags: R&D, adba r&i forum, sustainable development goals, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: WELTEC BIOPOWER develops innovative analysis procedure for biogas substrates

Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates. Input mass may contain substances that prevent efficient biogas production. For example, a small amount of mould is sufficient to cause such an adverse…

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Tags: member's press release, biogas substrates, input materials

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Tracking Functional Microbiomes of The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion Reactors

This 1 year project, funded by BBSRC and led by Prof. Orkun Soyer at the University of Warwick, focuses on furthering our understanding of anaerobic digestion, particularly on how the complex microbial communities affect and are affected by operational conditions. 16 UK AD reactors are taking part in the project, where both…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, R&D, r&d dissemination, microbiology

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AD Net workshop on novel feedstocks and conditioning technologies for AD

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This free event, being hosted by the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion Network, will take place on 6th April 2017 on the Riseholme Campus, University of Lincoln, and plans to explore the use of novel feedstocks in anaerobic digestion, with invited experts from Europe and the UK. If you are working with novel…

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Tags: r&i, AD network, feedstocks, conditioning technologies

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ADBA: Biogas can be central to UK Industrial Strategy

ADBA has today welcomed the publication of the Government’s Green Paper ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ and will be setting out over the next few months how AD can play a central role in helping UK industry to flourish. In return for long-term Government support, AD can…

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Tags: biogas, industrial strategy, beis, biotechnology, R&D, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce

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Expressions of interest open for UK-India Newton Fund scoping workshop

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UK-India Newton Fund scoping workshop: Biological solutions to reducing industrial waste, environmental inefficiency and pollution in India Expressions of interest are being sought to attend a scoping meeting for a UK-India Newton Fund call in innovative biological solutions for managing industrial waste. Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research…

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Tags: india, newton fund, industrial waste, pollution

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Harper Adams Research: AD and Fallen stock

Harper Adams University near Newport, England, have conducted research about how to reduce the number of resilient pathogens in porcine carcass material. The research has shown that sterilising and then disposing the pig carcasses through anaerobic digestion could generate considerable quantities of biogas for heat or electricity. Additionally, disposing of…

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Tags: emma thomas, harper adams university, fallen stock, bse, anaerobic digestion, biogas, research

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Proof of Concept Call; Novel Feedstocks; jobs, courses and more

AD Network 3rd Call for Proof of Concept Funds Closes 31 Dec 16 This call closes soon. ADnet still have five awards of up to £60K to allocate. Do you have a NEW concept which can be investigated in a 6-12 month timescale on that budget? Does it have relevance to…

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Tags: r&i funding, r&d funding, funding, r&i, R&D, emma thomas, adnet, university of southampton, careers, news, events, courses

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Can biomethane help reduce the UK’s GHG emissions and contribute to the UK’s gas supply?

Image source In the UK, we need to seek viable, alternative methods to accommodate our ever-increasing energy demand. In Hammond and O’Gradys paper, they explore the use of gas in three different scenarios to meet energy demand and reduce carbon emissions to 2050. Since 2004 the UK has been a…

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Tags: biogas, biomethane, gas network, gas, network, energy, future energy supply, emma thomas

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Digestate in Horticulture (Ornamental Plants & Strawberries)

Image source Dr Mary Dimambro, Managing Director at Cambridge Eco Ltd has worked on several reports with WRAP about the use of digestate in horticulture. The aim of the reports were to develop appropriate markets for quality digestates to be used in horticulture. There were three reports written which have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, strawberries, mary dimambro, emma thomas, research, Wrap

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