On the 6th – 7th July, ADBA held the annual UK AD and Biogas event. As part of this the Research & Innovation Hub was there again. This year we had a range of speakers from academia and industry.
We heard from Dr. Raffaella Villa, who went on to collect the highly commended award for the category “Best AD Support” at the UK AD and Biogas Awards. Dr. Raffaella Villa spoke about the future of enzymatic applications in the waste sector. From industry we heard from Stephen Roe talking about Advanced Microwave technologies and Tony Clutten from Huber Technologies talking about organic recovery and landfill reduction. We had a huge variety of speaker this year, you will find a list of speakers below.
A majority of our speakers took up the challenge of speaking without a PowerPoint and we saw speakers bring a variety of props to explain concepts in their research. We saw various types of membranes, LED balloons and duplo being used to explain science and engineering.
We will soon be looking for speakers for the R&I Forum. Keep an eye on our newsletter and post for information. If you have any questions or feedback about the R&I Hub or R&I in general, please contact Emma Thomas by email or on 0203 735 8118
- Presentations can be found here for Day 1 & Day 2
- Photos from the UK AD Biogas 2016 and the awards can be found here.
Day 1 Speakers
Professor Sandra Esteves, University of South Wales
Edgar Blanco, Anaero Technology Ltd
Dr. Raffaella Villa, University of Cranfield
Martin Rigley, MBE & Darren Bacon, H2AD
Dr Jersson Placido, Swansea University & University of Southampton
Prof. Richard Dinsdale, University of Southwales
Stephen Roe, Advanced Microwave Technologies
Jenny Gibbons, AHDB
Day 2 Speakers
Angela Bywater & Clare Lukehurst, AD Net/ Task 37
Dr. Paul Adams, Synertree
Dr. Hafez Abdo, Nottingham Business School
Dr. Richard Blanchard, Loughborough University
Tony Clutten, Huber Technology
Dr. Andrew McLeod, Cranfield University
Dr. Robert Lovitt, University of Swansea
Dr. David Styles, University of Bangor
Dr. Ruben Sakrabani, University of Cranfield