ANGELA BYWATER – Environmental Biotechnology Network Co-manager, University of Southampton
Angela is joint manager of the BBSRC Environmental Biotechnology Network (formerly the AD Network), a research project which has more than 1300 academic and industry members. She has spent more than 20 years working in the field of anaerobic digestion, with involvement in a number of projects/publications for the International Energy Agency Task 37, academic journals and the Royal Agricultural Society of England, including the recent RASE Farm of the Future report series which included an examination of the benefits of climate friendly practices on decarbonising agriculture. She also co-owned Methanogen UK who manufactured small farm and micro-scale anaerobic digesters. Projects include LEAP’s micro-AD project near London’s Kings’ Cross, a ‘dog do gas lamp digester’ and several other community projects. She has run her own household digester for more than 10 years and was part of the University of Southampton’s outreach team, demonstrating a solar-powered mobile digester and science activities to thousands of people. She is an academic member on the Advisory Board of the Anaerobic Digester and Bioresources Association (ADBA).