Purple Seminar - Day 2

If you have any questions or feel your work could make an important contribution to the discussion, please contact Ed Gavaghan.


"Building a world class AD industry"

UK AD & Biogas 2016 opens
10.00 - 10.55
Biomethane - accessing the UK gas-to-grid market in 2021?
AD can contribute around 30% of the UK’s domestic gas demand. Delivering that depends on government support, grid availability and overcoming regulatory barriers – how will those factors interact over the next five years?
Chair: Matt Hindle, Head of Policy, ADBA
Tony Glover, Director of Policy, Energy Networks Association
Martin Williams, Senior Consultant, Ricardo Energy & Environment
Elaine Calvert, Commercial Lead – Project CLoCC, National Grid
Open discussion. 
11.00 - 11.55
Biomethane - how to upgrade and maximise biomethane use from AD
The UK has built a successful biomethane sector, with 70 plants registered for the Renewable Heat Incentive. With the incentive now funded until 2021, how well are different technologies working and what will future developments look like?.
Lukas Heer, Sales Manager, Hitachi Zosen INOVA
Dr Douglas Barnes, Chief Chemist, C-Capture
Stephen McCulloch, Managing Director Europe, Greenlane Biogas
Open discussion.
12.00 - 12.55
How to get the most from electricity: incentives and selling your power
What is the best way to maximise the value of the electricity you generate? Delegates will discover the latest information on the government’s Feed-in Tariff and hear from innovative organisations who are getting more from what they produce.
Chair: Thomas Minter, Director, Malaby Biogas
Thom Koller, ADBA
Simon Wilson, Managing Director, Wilson Power Solutions
Erik Nygard, Chief Executive, Limejump
Open discussion. 
13.00 - 13.55
How to get the most from the RHI and selling green gas
What is the best way to maximise the value of biomethane? Focusing on the RHI – with government considering its response to the recent consultation – and biomethane certification, the session will analyse future policy and trends for biomethane.
Matt Hindle, ADBA
Grant Ashton, Green Gas Trading
Open discussion. 
14.00 - 14.55
Bioplastics - the role of bio-bags in reducing food waste and increasing recycling
With the introduction of the plastic bag ban resulting in a 95% drop in use earlier this year, speakers will evaluate the role bio-bags could have in boosting food waste collections and their impact on the digestion process.
Chair: Linda Crichton, Head of Resource Management, WRAP
Götz Ahrens, European Bioplastics
Emma Tilbrook, Senior Consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting
Iain Pickles, Local Authority Manager, Biogen
Open discussion.  
15.00 - 15.55
Biotechnologies - how can biotechnologies be integrated into working AD plants? 
AD can produce so much more than just energy and quality biofertiliser, but how can we access this potential and what materials can be created for further business diversification? This session will look to the future and see where AD could be in 2030.
Chair:  Hugh Bulson, Managing Director, Organic Resource Association (ORA)
David Vaughan, Senior Technologist, Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC)
Steven Broome, Business Manager - Industrial Biotechnology, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Dhivya Puri, Research and Development Engineer, Fiberight
Open discussion. 
End of day 2