The agricultural sector is used to a change, however, understanding what impact the recent policy changes in the agri-renewables sector will have, and whether investment in renewable energy is still a practical, viable option for farmers, often isn’t clear.
The Energy Now Expo 2018 will not only look to clarify this question of viability, but also showcase the current and future opportunities for forward-thinking farmers.
Taking place on 7th & 8th February 2018, once again at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire, the ninth annual Energy Now Expo will be held in association with the NFU and CLA and supported by organisations including ADBA, NNFCC, Fram Farmers and Woldmarsh Producers. In addition to the exhibition and renewables advice clinic, the 2018 event boasts a multi-streamed conference, featuring key speakers:
- Ray Noble, REA Solar & Storage Advisor
- Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Renewables and Climate Change Advisor, NFU
- Kiara Zennaro, Head of Biogas, REA
- Mark Tufnell, Vice-President, CLA
- Jennifer Pride, Head of Renewable Energy Team, Welsh Government
- Dr Jeremy Tomkinson, CEO and Lead Consultant for Biofuels, NNFCC
- Nicholas Brooks, Head of Energy, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
- Geraint Evans, Programme Manager – Bioenergy, ETI
- John Findlay, Chairman, GSHPA
- Jessica Allan, Environment and Regulation Manager, ADBA
With key topics for discussion to include:
- Managing feedstocks for highest energy yields
- The next steps for the gas grid
- Alternative, perennial crops for AD
- What opportunities currently exist in the AD & biogas sector
- An update on subsidy support
- Storing the energy being produced – what are your options?
- Selling energy at the optimum time and price
- Increasing UK biomass production through more productive use of land
Organisers are also pleased to announce two new attractions at the 2018 show – an energy storage theatre, in which the technologies, opportunities and associated policy will be discussed and a low-emission vehicle showroom, in which electric, hybrid and gas-powered vehicles will be on show.
For further information, to book your ticket or to discuss the exhibition options available please contact a member of the team on 01293 854 405 or visit www.energynowexpo.co.uk.