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First International Bioenergy Conference brings together world-leading experts

First International Bioenergy Conference on 11-13 March 2014. BBSRC

World-leading bioenergy researchers are coming together for the first UK multidisciplinary, integrated, science-led  International Bioenergy Conference on 11-13 March 2014 in Manchester, UK.

This conference will highlight the latest in advanced bioenergy research and help to build collaborations across research disciplines, including plant scientists, chemists, engineers, social scientists and national facilities.

Duncan Eggar, BBSRC Bioenergy Champion and chair of the RCUK Cross Council Bioenergy Strategic Coordination Group said: "Bioenergy research has moved at a great pace. The UK's world-leading research base is delivering high impact research to realise the potential of a new generation of bio-based fuel sources. Advanced bioenergy solutions have the potential to offer renewable, carbon neutral replacement for fossil fuels, without using crops that could feed the world or relying on prime agricultural land. It's time to show the world what advanced bioenergy research can achieve."

The conference includes sessions on: biomass feed-stocks, plant cell walls; enzymes; yeast and bacteria; gasification; combustion; pyrolysis, algae; anaerobic digestion; hybrid process; policy and incentivisation; ecosystem services; sustainability; international partnerships; the UK energy mix; global land use competition; community engagement; and much more.

The International Bioenergy Conference is being organised by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Science and Technology Facilities Council, and the Technology Strategy Board.

Early bird registration for the conference closes Friday 13 December 2013; standard registration closes in February 2014. Researchers can submit abstracts to the conference before Monday 16 December 2013.

For more information, visit: bioenergy2014.co.uk or contact: bioenergy2014@calders.org.uk.

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