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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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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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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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What’s in store for AD in 2017?

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2016 was the year that 2015's big policy decisions really started to come into effect: the decision of the 2015 spending review to support renewable heat with over £1bn, and the decision to cap AD deployment to the Feed-In Tariff. So we start 2017 with a much stronger heat side of the…

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Tags: Ollie More, anaerobic digestion, biogas, financial incentives, Defra, R&D, FIT, food waste, Ofgem, beis

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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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Would you like to get involved with the next generation of Early Career Researchers?

Mentoring opportunities A joint careers fair with 7 BBSRC Networks are looking for industry mentors who will support and develop early career researchers. If you would like to participate as an Industry mentor, or would like to get involved in any other way, please contact Jen Vanderhoven for more details -…

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Tags: ecr, adnet, adnetwork, bbsrc, event, sheffield, mentoring, R&D

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Government calls for views on UK bioeconomy

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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a call for evidence on the UK's bioeconomy. Government's aim is to produce a strategy for use of the country's natural resources that takes into consideration objectives, such as on decarbonisation, broader sustainability and food secrurity. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, sustainability, food production, natural resources, bioeconomy, food waste, R&D, digestate, beis, consultation, decarbonisation

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NPL: Solving the siloxane measurement problem

Project demonstrates benefits of traceable on-line measurement of siloxanes in industrial biogas Solving the siloxane measurement problem Of all the hurdles the biogas economy has faced, the challenge of impurity measurement remains at the forefront of industrial and scientific interest. A recent project funded by the European Metrology Research program…

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Tags: emma thomas, npl, national physical laboratory, lucy culleton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, R&D

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The AD Network: 3rd Proof of Concept Call now open

The following funding streams are now open through thr AD Network. These are available to members of who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding (http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/web/files/guidelines/grants-guide.pdf). Application forms are now available via www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com. 3rd Proof of Concept…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, r&i, emma thomas, AD network, adnet, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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University of Sheffield powers a rural village in India

Recently the University of Sheffield and partners in India an dthe UK, successfully helped a remote village in India gain access to electricity for the first time.  The project, funded by RCUK Energy, RCUK Digital Economy and the Indian Department of Science and Technology, involved a multinational team, including…

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Tags: university of sheffield, energy2050, biogas, india, anaerobic digestion, emma thomas, R&D, r&i

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Funding available for bioeconomy innovation in Scotland

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Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new funding opportunity for businesses and organisations working in industrial biotechnology, food and drink, and the wider bioeconomy in Scotland. The Bioeconomy Accelerator is designed to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes delivering circular economy and waste reduction…

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Tags: AD R&D, R&D, research, research and innovation, research and development, bioeconomy, Circular Economy, funding, funding opportunity, r&d funding, r&i funding, Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Matt Hindle, anaerobic digestion, food and drink, food waste operators, food waste, recycling, biogas, biomethane, digestate

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Alberta Canada call for $5m bids to reduce methane emissions

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A call for proposals has recently been published to reduce methane emissions in Alberta, Canada.  This call is open to submissions for addressing significant methane emissions across Alberta’s sectors, including agriculture, mining, oil and gas, waste management, and other. The maximum funding request to ERA for any…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, anaerobic digestion, biogas, canada, alberta

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African Bioenergy Opportunities Workshop

The Supergen Bioenergy Hub group of researchers are organising a workshop on opportunities for research and business in Africa, focussed on bioenergy (including AD).  Date: Wednesday 16th of November Time: 12pm-5pm Location: Inox, University of Sheffield All the details can be found here. It looks like a really…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, biogas, anaerobic digestion, supergen

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Shell Springboard funding - 1 week to go

The application window for up to £150,000 of equity-free Shell Spring board funding for UK low-carbon enterprises will close at 5pm on Friday, 28 October. Alongside funding, the programme provides access to networking events with the key players in the low carbon sector, comprehensive business feedback from an independent panel of…

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Tags: R&D, anaerobic digestion, biogas, shell springboard

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R&I Forum programme shaping up to support industry growth

Our annual Forum for the research and innovation (R&I) community in the AD sector is shaping up to be unmissable. The event will bring together the academic, industrial and public sectors to debate the latest research on subjects like maximising the value of digestate, the impact of Brexit…

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Tags: biogas, R&D, anaerobic digestion, digestate, r&i, r&i forum, r&i forum 2017, food waste operators, crop operators

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