News about project milestones and upcoming events within the first phase of NERC Catalyst funding.
Stake holder Workshops
The first in a series of collaborative workshops was held in LEC on the 9th and 10th July.
The workshop provided a leadership forum for a diverse group of policy and industry leaders, practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas and progress new thinking. Each participant had an interest in closing the resource recovery loop and optimising environmental value from the residues from anaerobic digestion (AD) and biomass thermal conversion technologies (incineration, gasification and pyrolysis).
A second stakeholder workshop was hosted at LEC on 3rd September, which focused on building the framework for our bid to NERC.
European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA)
Andrea Salimbeni from EUBIA visited LEC to discuss expansion of the NERC Catalyst project into Europe. LEC hopes to join the association soon to further develop our networks and project partners within Europe.
Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA)
The project has now linked with ADBA.
Barfoots Joins the Consortium
On 25th September, Kirk Semple and Ben Herbert met with Barfoots of Botley. Following a productive meeting, Barfoots were keen to join the consortium and help work towards the production of sustainable fertilizers and soil conditioners.
On the 3rd September, Lancaster Environment Centre hosted the second Resource Recovery from Waste workshop. The workshop involved selected stakeholders together with academics, and successfully developed a framework for the second phase of NERC funding.
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