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Bioenergy Awayday with a keynote lecture by Professor Patricia Thornley, Director, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, the Tyndall Centre, Manchester University. Event

Anerobic Converter
12:00 - 17:30
24 September 2013
Chilworth Manor Hotel Chilworth Southampton SO16 7PT

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Event details

This event is a showcase for Southampton University's world leading Bioenergy research.

The event will begin with a networking session and lunch and the chance to browse a poster display.



  • 12.00 - Lunch
  • 12.25 welcome:  Professor Gail Taylor, Chair of the Energy Multi-disciplinary Research Group
  • 12.30 - 13.20 Keynote lecture Dr Patricia Thornley (Director, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, The Tyndall Centre, Manchester University)

            ‘Ensuring greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy systems'

                     Discussion/Q&A  Chair: Professor Gail Taylor

  • 13.20 - 13.30 BRIDGE 2020:Biobased and Renewable Industries for Development and Growth in Europe A brief introduction by Dr Sue Edwards from the EU office. Sue will be available throughout to answer questions.  
  • 13.30 - 13.55 Dr Robert Raja: ‘Hybrid Catalysts for Biomass Conversion and Renewable Fuel Generation'
  • 13.55 - 14.20 Dr Hazel Smith: ‘Developing improved non-food biomass crops for water limited environments - the WATBIO project'
  • 14.20 - 14.45 Mike Allwright: ‘Elucidating the genetic basis of Saccharification in black poplar for more efficient lignocellulosic feedstock - the ENERGYPOPLAR project'
  • 14.45 - 15.10 Zoe Harris: ‘Land use change to bioenergy - the ELUM and BMVC projects'


  • 15.10 - 15.30 Tea and biscuits
  • 15.30 - 15.55 Professor Charles Banks: ‘An overview of the research of the Bioenergy and Organic Resources Group (BORG)'
  • 15.55 - 16.20 Dr Sonia Heaven: ‘Evaluation of large scale open raceways for algal production'.
  • 16.20 - 16.45 Professor Matthew Terry: ‘Chloroplast-nucleus communication and stress responses'.
  • 16.45 - 17.05 Dr Tom Bibby: ‘Optimisation of antenna size to maximise biofuel production in microalgae through single-cell sorting and transcriptomics'.
  • 17.05 - 17.30 Dr Rob Holland:‘Global impact of bioenergy production on ecosystem services -UKERC Bioenergy project
  • 17.30 - Wine and canapes

Speaker information

Dr Patricia Thornley,SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, The Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester,Director

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