15 March 2013

Speakers confirmed for new biomass energy event

delivering energy from biomass

Representatives from Shell, the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change and AB Sugar have been announced as part of a high-profile speaker line up for IChemE’s new Delivering Low Carbon Energy from Biomass event taking place on 2 May in London, UK.

The event, supported by the Institution’s Energy Conversion Technology Special Interest Group will focus on current and emerging technologies and cover legislation and government incentives.

Speakers include:

  • Katie Halter from the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change who will present an overview of biomass-related policy;
  • Lionel Clarke, global strategic programme manager at Shell Global Solutions and co-chair of the UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council who will deliver a keynote speech on Shell Biofuels - Global Challenges and Opportunities
  • Matthew White, head of energy at AB Sugar who will discuss biofuels and biochemicals;

Other speakers include Greg Tucker and Ed Lester from Nottingham University, Patricia Howes from Ricardo-AEA Technology,  Philip Cozens from Progressive Energy, Prab Mistry from EHV Engineering and Nigel Mattravers from Grant Thornton.

The programme will be co-chaired by Aston University’s Tony Bridgwater and former IChemE president and Chair of the UK government Leadership Forum for Industrial Biotechnology, Ian Shott.

IChemE ceo David Brown says the event is closely aligned to the Institution’s new technical strategy, Chemical Engineering Matters: “Our strategy highlights the need to think about how we can increase the efficiency and scope of biomass conversion technologies, and how we can better develop advanced biofuels from bioderived feedstocks. This event will demonstrate what is already happening and discuss what the future might hold,” adds Brown.

The event is aimed at anyone with an interest in green growth, low carbon energy supply, sustainable development and recycling.  Decision makers in industry and local authorities are also encouraged to attend.

For more information about the event visit the event website or download the technical programme.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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