The BBSRSC Integrated Biorefining Research and Techology club (IBTI) and Networks in Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB), including the AD Network, Food Waste Network, Lignocelluloisic Biorefinery Network and Plants to Products, are hosting an event focussed on addressing issues with the value chain of waste and bio-resources as feedstocks. We will be discussing topics underpinning the value chain of waste feedstsocks, particularly aiming to assess the value chain from all perspectives; from the feedstock to the end-product within the value chain, as well as capturing novel technologies for the future and the challenges with respect to policy and regulation in the utilisation of waste feedstocks.

Dates: June 30th, 2016 to July 1st, 2016

Location: Portland Hotel, Manchester

Registration is now open and closes midnight 06/06/16

Registration is available via the following link, Registration will close at midnight on the 06/06/2016 and attendance will be confirmed by 10/06/2016.

Posters and flash presentations

All applicants are welcomed and encouraged to apply for one of our flash and/or poster presentation spaces. All details regarding these are included in the registration link above.

Bursary placements

The bursary placement scheme aims to allow academics who are not members of IBTI to attend a Dissemination Event and covers cost of attendance at the event (excluding travel).  This is available to individuals who can benefit from interaction with the IBTI community and who also have a contribution to make.  We would in particular like to invite academics who have engaged or attempted to engage with the community.  Recipients will present a poster of relevant research and present a 2 minute poster flash to introduce themselves and their interests.

To apply for an IBTI bursary placement please use the following link, in addition to the event registration above, Registration for bursary applications will close at midnight on the 06/06/2016.




SESSION 1 – Value from bio-resource feedstocks

11:00 – 11:10                Chair’s welcome (10 minutes)

11:10 – 11:45                IBTI Club Close-Out Presentation (35 minutes)

David Leak (University of Bath) – Fractionation and exploitation of the component value of DDGS

11:45 – 12:15                Demi Smoloktou / Simon Calder (G’s Fresh) (30 minutes)

12:15 – 12:45                Grant Campbell (University of Huddersfield) (30 minutes)

LUNCH (1 hour)

13:45 – 14:15                Christine Parry (AB Agri) (30 minutes)

14:15 – 14:45                TBC (30 minutes)

SESSION 2 – Student presentations and funding opportunities

14:45 – 16:00                PhD Studentship presentations (10 minutes and 2 minute questions)

Amanda Kozlo; Rakesh Bhatia; Alison Woodward; Paul Waldron; Lucy Hyde; Kristian McCaul

REFRESHMENTS (30 minutes)

16:30 – 17:00                Funding Opportunity Update (30 minutes)

EPSRC / Innovate UK / BBSRC

17:00 – 17:30                Flash and Bursary Presentations (30 minutes)

CHECK-IN BREAK (30 minutes)

18:00 – 19:00                Poster and drinks reception (1 hour)

19:00 – 21:00                Networking Dinner




SESSION 3 – Policy and Regulation

09:00 – 09:30                Nina Sweet (WRAP) (30 minutes)

09:30 – 10:00                Lucy Hopwood (NNFCC) (30 minutes)

10:00 – 10:35                IBTI Club Close-Out Presentation (35 minutes)

Dimitris Charalampopolous – Development of a process scheme for the production of high value functional products from DDGS

REFRESHMENTS (15 minutes)

SESSION 4 – Products from waste and bioresource feedstocks

10:50 – 11:20                Jason Hallet (Imperial College London) (30 minutes)

11:20 – 11:50                David Randall (Chemoxy) (30 minutes)

11:50 – 12:20                Joe Ross (BDC) (30 minutes)

LUNCH (1 hours)

13:20 – 13:25                BBSRC Acknowledgements – Club Close out

Jamie Parkin (5 minutes)

13:25 – 15:00                Networking Session