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Low Carbon Chemical Feedstocks for a Bioeconomy

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Low Carbon Chemical Feedstocks for a Bioeconomy

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As part of our transition towards a low-carbon bioeconomy we must develop - and deploy at scale - a range of new chemical and bio- based processes that can utilise low-carbon feedstock in a sustainable way to meet the demand for chemicals and fuels now and into the future.

KTN is running an ambitious event that will bring together experts from a cross-section of industry, together with innovators and researchers working across different disciplines to showcase current national and regional activities in this area and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the UK. 

Aims of this event:

  • Provide an opportunity for development of new cross-sector, cross-discipline collaborations that will help accelerate market-led opportunities, develop new UK supply chains and strengthen the UK’s position as a global leader in the bioeconomy
  • The output of this event will be used to help inform the development of a Bioeconomy Strategy for the UK and other Government policy/funding/support in this area. 

Opportunities for networking

  • In order to help facilitate networking we will be asking all registered attendees to provide a brief summary of their interests, capabilities, innovation activities, needs. This information will then be shared with everyone during the event.
  • You will be able to organise 1:1 meetings with other participants via our Meeting Mojo platform. Details to follow.

Target audiences include:Industry (Biomass* producers, CO2 and carbon-containing waste producers, Chemical-using industries and end-markets), Innovators, SME’s, start-ups, RTO’s, and research institutes, Policy Makers, Research Councils, Funding Bodies, Investors. 

* Here the term “biomass” means organic matter derived from living, or recently living organisms. In this event we are primarily interested in the conversion of second-generation (the non-food part of food crops and/or non-food crops) and third-generation (algae) forms of biomass.

The room is limited to 150 places with 100 Industry places and 50 academic places. Confirmation will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. 


09:15 Registration and Networking

10:00 Welcome - Paul Booth (representing the Chemistry Growth Partnership and Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum)

10:05 Scene Setting - Dr Peter Clark (Knowledge Transfer Network)

10.20 UK Bioeconomy Strategy and Industrial Strategy Update -Paul Henderson (Head of Bioeconomy Strategy, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)

10:45 Producing Chemicals in a Low Carbon Economy: Moving Towards Decarbonisation - Professor Graham Hiller (Director of Strategy and Futures, Centre for Process Innovation)

11:05 Break & Networking

11:20 The Market Perspective - John Barratt (CEO for PAM EVT/TT, BASF) (Rebecca Wood (Open Innovation Coordinator, CRODA), Jeremy Shears (Global Manager, Biodomain Shell Projects & Technology).  Lucy Nattress (Project Leader Bio Based Materials, AkzoNobel)

12:20 Lunch & Networking

13:20 Innovator Showcase   - Ed Wilson (CEO, Nova Pangaea), Martin Atkins (CEO, Green Lizard Technologies), Dana Heldt (Strain Development Scientist, CHAIN Biotech), Reuben Carr (Head of Chemical Biology, Ingenza)

14:20 Regional Perspectives 

Scotland – Roger Kilburn (CEO, The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)
Wales – Professor Ian Donnison (Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Theme Leader, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences)
Yorkshire – Fabien Deswarte (Business Development Unit Manager, Biorenewables Development Centre)
Teesside – Sarah Tennison (Technology and Innovation Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority)

15:00 Break & Networking

15:15 Panel Discussion: What are the top challenges and opportunities in scaling up chemistry and IB processes to support a bioeconomy in the UK?  

Chair: Professor Bryan Hanley (Agri-Food Specialist, Knowledge Transfer Network).

Professor Graham Hillier (Director of Strategy and Futures, Centre for Process Innovation), Alex Miles (Director Commercial Development Europe, Enerkem Inc), Professor Mike North (Professor of Green Chemistry University of York), Dr Adrian Higson (Company Director, Lead Consultant Biobased Products, NNFCC The Bioeconomy Consultants), John Williams (Senior Partner/CTO, SInvesTec)

16:15 Closing Remarks - Paul Booth (representing the Chemistry Growth Partnership and Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum)

17:00 Final Networking

Note: 1:1 Meetings can be pre-booked using Meeting Mojo

***Please note we will only accept maximum two attendees from any one organisation/institution.

Do you have questions about Low Carbon Chemical Feedstocks for a Bioeconomy? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

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The Queens Hotel
City Square
LS1 1PJ Leeds
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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