20 Oct 06 - The Rural Development Potential of Bio-energy



Northern Rural Network Seminar
Friday, 20 October 2006


The Rural Development Potential of Bio-energy
Kings Head Hotel, Darlington



9.30           

Registration


10.00          

Welcome and Introductions


10.05          

The commercial potential of non-food crops – an overview
Lucy Hodsman, National Non Food Crops Centre


10.35

Social, economic and environmental implications of increasing rural
land use under energy crops: findings from a RELU research project
Angela Karp, Rothamsted Research


11.05          

The Woodfuels Strategy for England
Andy Mason, Forestry Commission


11.35

Refreshments


12.00          

A landowner / farmer perspective on bio-energy and rural development
Colin Merritt, Monsanto


12.30                              

Energy from agricultural and food waste
Michael Chesshire, Greenfinch


13.00          

Lunch


14.00          

A facilitation service for the development of bio-energy supply chains in the North East
Chris Maxwell, One Northeast


14.30              

A land based renewable energy demonstration centre : The Cockle Park project
Paul Bilsborrow, Newcastle University


15.00          

Two interactive workshops:

Biofuels – Ian Waller, North East Bio-fuels
Woodfuel – Will Richardson/Neil Harrison, Yorwoods/Northwoods



16.00

Conclusions
Ian Brown, Lee Moor Farm

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