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Advances in energy and fuels from waste

Dr Ben Herbert, Dr Sean Hayward, Dr Ian Nickson, Dr Andy Clarke

Wednesday 24 October 2012, 1230-1600
LEC Training Rooms 1 And 2

Building on the success of the Postgraduate Certificate in Energy and Fuels from Waste launched last year, Energy Lancaster is offering a free afternoon energy from waste event on Wednesday October 24th, 12:30 to 16:00 at Lancaster University's Environment Centre. The event is aimed at businesses of all sizes who would like to know more about the advances in energy and fuels from waste sector and the activities being conducted at Lancaster University in training and research. Lunch is provided.

Energy Lancaster brings together Lancaster University's world leading expertise in a wide range of energy related areas covering the demand and supply of energy, including carbon management, clean coal, energy and behavioural change, energy demand management and modelling, energy policy and economics, fuel cells, nuclear energy, photovoltaics and photocatalysis, transport and transport usage, wet renewables and wind energy.

The event is run in partnership with Stopford Energy and Environment, a division of Stopford Projects Ltd; a Lancaster Environment Centre based multidisciplinary engineering, energy, and environment consultancy with a wealth of renewable energy project management expertise.

"Stopford believe the partnership with Energy Lancaster and the university delivers a long overdue training requirement to the energy from waste sector. The event will provide an excellent insight into the training provision available."

Dr Ben Herbert, Stopford Energy and Environment Ltd

Why attend and what will you get out of it?

  • Learn about the range of diverse research and training that occurs at Lancaster University's Energy Lancaster
  • Learn about the current advances in the energy and fuels from waste sector from energy experts
  • Discover the policies that currently affect the energy and fuels from waste sector and the implications for your business
  • Gain an overview of how you can form a partnership with Energy Lancaster through student placements, collaborative research, co-location, professional training, or commercialisation of intellectual property to help you to develop and expand your business
  • Discuss potential opportunities these can present to your business

"Energy Lancaster gathers together the multidisciplinary energy related research activities from across the Faculty of Science and Technology and we are pleased to be working alongside Stopford Energy and Environment Ltd to raise awareness about the issues affecting the energy from waste sector."

Dr Ian Nickson, Business Partnerships Manager

Who should attend?

The event has been designed to be beneficial for:

  • Businesses working in the following areas:
    • Waste management
    • Renewable energy
    • Technology permitting/development
    • Energy consulting
    • Environmental management
    • Fuel supply logistics
    • Utility provision
  • Businesses looking to gain insight into emerging trend in energy from waste
  • Businesses concerned about policies that currently affect the energy from waste sector
  • Businesses wanting to develop energy from waste products within their company
  • Businesses looking to utilise academic expertise from Energy Lancaster and develop and expand their business
  • Businesses looking to network within the energy from waste sector

Registration has now closed.


12:30 - 13:30

Lunch, registration and networking

13:30 - 13:45

Introduction to the event
Dr Ian Nickson (Energy Lancaster)

13:45 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:30

Training at Lancaster, an introduction
Dr Andy Clarke (Lancaster Environment Centre)

14:30 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:30

15:30 - 15:45

15:45 - 16:00

Question and answer session followed by informal networking


End of event

Speaker Profiles

Dr Ian Nickson

Dr Ian Nickson

Energy Lancaster brings together Lancaster's world leading expertise in a wide range of energy related areas.

As the Business Partnerships Manager for Energy Lancaster my specific remit is to develop and maintain relationships with businesses and other organisations via collaborative research partnerships, the co-location of businesses, a range of student-based projects, professional training and the commercialisation of intellectual property research.

We have a wide range of services and routes to collaboration and our experienced team aim to help each business find the specific expertise and solutions they need. As part of a wide multidisciplinary team, we can also draw on additional support from across Lancaster University and beyond.

Dr Andy Clarke

Dr Andy Clarke

I joined Lancaster University from Manchester University, where I was Manager of Nuclear Programmes in the School of Physics & Astronomy. I managed the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering, and the NTEC MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology. Both were consortium programmes with 8 and 12 academic partners respectively; Lancaster University is a member of both consortia. My focus was relationship building and commercialisation of education programmes. Previous to that, my experience has been based in a variety of science and technology domains in aerospace, steel, aluminium and materials science. At Lancaster my role initially will include building new corporate relationships and growing training and research partnerships.

Dr Ben Herbert

Dr Ben Herbert

Ben was awarded his undergraduate degree in Environmental Chemistry from Lancaster University in 2001. Following the award of his PhD in 2005 he undertook a number of business development and consultancy roles which focused on commercialising activity in the chemicals and environmental technologies sectors. During this period Ben also conducted a number of industrial research projects with clients ranging from regional SMEs to blue-chip multinationals.

Ben joined Stopford Projects Ltd in 2008 and successfully developed a new R&D and environmental consultancy arm of the business. Ben now leads Stopford Energy and Environment Ltd, delivering green technology, waste, energy generation and low carbon projects in the UK and overseas. Ben is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Lancaster University, an active member of regional and national environmental advisory groups and co-supervises a number of industry led postgraduate research projects.

Dr Sean Hayward

Dr Sean Hayward

Sean holds Honours and Masters degrees in Environmental Science plus a PhD in Atmospheric Science awarded by Lancaster University. He also has considerable post-doctoral experience including 2 years of atmospheric research in the arctic environment whilst based at Lund University, Sweden. Sean is also a qualified science teacher.

In 2008, Sean joined the energy sector, taking a post as Project Manager with an energy agency in the South West of England. He subsequently joined Stopford as Energy and Environmental Consultant. In this role, he provides technical, economic and regulatory input to a number of projects that Stopford are currently involved with. In addition, Sean is currently leading the development of a new CPD training programme entitled 'PG-Cert in Energy and Fuels from Waste', which is a co-venture with Lancaster University.