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Biofuels, Science and Society

Conference Programme

 
Date
Time                           Session                                             Speaker Presentation Title

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th March 2012

08.00                                                                                                       Registration and Coffee
09.00

 

 Biofuels - Secure Energy in
The Future?
Norman Baker MP Welcome, via video link.
09.15
Patricia Thornley, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change
Manchester University
Biofuels - Balancing Risks and Rewards
10.00 Questions
10.10
Jeremy Tomkinson
Director, NNFCC

Biofuels - Current and Future Potential

10.55 Questions
11.05                                                                                                Coffee
11.35
Dermot Roddy, Director of Joseph Swann Insitute
Newcastle University
Biomass in a Petrochemical World
12.20 Questions
12.30                                                                                                                     Lunch

13.30

  

 

Finance and Governance Issues

Professor Pat Harvey, Greenwich University, IAS Fellow Jan - Mar 2012 Welcome
13.45
Clare Wenner,Head of Renewable Transport
Renewable Energy Association
The Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive - implications for investment".
14.30 Questions
14.40 Claire Curry
Bioenergy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bioenergy Investment Market Outlook
15.25 Questions
15.35                                                                                                Coffee
16.05
Meredith Lloyd-Evans
Director, BioBridge Ltd.
Algal Biofuels - Fact and Fantasy
16.50 Questions
17.00                                                                                                                     Close

 

 

 

 

28th March 2012

09.00

 

 

Social Issues and
Perceptions of Biofuels
Meredith Lloyd-Evans, BioBridge, IAS Policy and Enterprise Fellow Oct-Dec 2011 Welcome
09.15
Mike Adcock, Durham University
Representatitve of the Nuffield Council for Bioethics
Biofuels: Ethical Issues
10.00 Questions
10.10
John Constable, Policy and Research Director
Renewable Energy Foundation
Biomass for Electricity: Government Expectations, Commercial Intentions, Public Perceptions
10.55 Questions
11.05                                                                                                Coffee
11.35
Ben Campbell, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Durham University
Contect that matter in Biofuels, Science and Society
12.20 Questions
12.30                                                                                                                 Lunch

14.00

                                                                                         Excursion, Centre for Process Innovation
16.30                                                                                  Poster Session, Drinks Reception and Exhibition
19.30                                                                                                         Conference Dinner
22.00                                                                                                                  Close

 

 

 

 

 

 

29th March 2012

09.00

 

 

Environmental
Considerations
Dr Mike Adcock, Durham University Welcome
09.15
Kevin Flynn, Head of Department
Biosciences Department, Swansea University
Microalgae, Biofuels and how to kill and Ecosystem
10.00 Questions
10.10
Gail Taylor, Professor of Plant Biology
Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton
Making biofuels sustainable?
10.55 Questions
11.05                                                                                                Coffee
11.35
Tara Shirvani, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford
Energy Security in an Emission-Constrained World- The Potential for Alternative Fuels
12.20 Questions
12.30                                                                                                                        Lunch
13.30

 

 

 

Future Biofuels Technologies

Dr Chris Greenwell, Durham University Welcome
13.45
Mike Theodorou, Professor of Industrial Biotechnology
Centre for Process Innovation

Learning from Animal Gut Fermentation to Develop Novel AD Technology    

14.30 Questions
14.40
Tony Bridgwater, Leader of Bioenergy Research
Aston University
Status of Future Biofuels
15.25 Questions
15.35                                                                                                  Coffee
16.05
Patricia Harvey, Head of Bioenergy Research
Greenwich University
Glycerol Power
16.50 Questions
17.00                                                                                                                        Close