PROGRAMME IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Day 1 – 3rd July
The Future of On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion in the UK
John Williams, Principal Soil Scientist, ADAS (Chair)
Innes McEwan, Head of Farming, Future Biogas
Dr Jeremy Woods, Imperial College London
Lucy Hopwood, Lead Consultant for Bioenergy and AD, NNFCC
11:30 – 13: 00
With any post-Brexit farming settlement hinged on delivering environmental benefits to mitigate against climate change and save our soils, this panel will consider key policy drivers for agriculture in relation to anaerobic digestion.
Right Tech, Right Model
Mark Clayton, CEO, Qube Renewables
Ming Lam, Senior Consultant, Ricardo
13:15 – 14: 15
Micro AD and the emerging trend for farmer clusters and co-ops puts anaerobic digestion within reach of most farms. This panel considers what options are available for those wishing to adopt the technology.
Clamping, Novel Feedstock and Feedstock Management
John Burgess, Maize & Hybrid Rye Product Manager, KWS
Jørgen Fink, Nature Energy/Xergi
14:15 – 15: 15
Valuable energy content can be lost from feedstock crops if they are not properly stored prior to use in the anaerobic digester. Find out about the best practice to optimize your energy return on investment.
Diversifying Farm Incomes – The Energy and Non-Energy Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion
Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Policy Adviser, Renewable Energy & Climate Change NFU
Cath Crowther, Partner, Rural, Bidwells
Nick Cheffins, Managing Director, Peakhill Associates
15:45 – 16: 45
Diversification is widely thought to offer considerable scope for improving the economic viability of many farm businesses, either through delivering an income stream as an energy provider or simply by cutting operational expenditure. This panel considers the benefits of adopting on-farm AD.
Day 2 – 4th July
In-Farm not On-Farm AD
Operating Different Types of AD plant
Case study 1: Stephen Temple, Copys Green Farm
Case study 2: Swen Grossgebauer, Local Authority Development Manager, MVV Environmental
10:45 – 11: 45
Case study 1: Stephen Temple of Copys Green Farm on how anaerobic digestion can cut energy, transport and fertilizer costs across the whole farm operation.
Case study 2: Swen Grossgebauer, of MVV Environmental will speak about the different types of AD plant they operate, including wet AD plants for virgin material or agricultural waste and a dry AD plant for municipal food waste.
Future Farming: Moving to Methane for Energy Independence
Mark Howell, Global Products Manager – Alternative Fuels, New Holland Agriculture
12:00 – 12:45
Mark Howell, Global Product Manager – Alternative Fuels, New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural equipment brand of CNH Industrial, will explain how the use of biomethane in farming will ultimately deliver energy independence and will spotlight a vision for the future of biomethane in farming.
Controlling Ammonia From Digestate
David Tompkins, Aqua Enviro (Chair)
James Astor, Chairman, Regen Holdings / Whites Recycling
Anne Bhogal, Soil Scientist, ADAS
13:00 – 14: 00
New Environment Agency rules and regulations will come into effect imminently, with others arising from the Agriculture Bill and Clean Air Act also on the cards. Find out what the new rules entail, how the anaerobic digestion of slurries and manures can reduce ammonia emissions and ways treat and spread digestate to reduce ammonia emissions.
The Natural Fertiliser Files: Optimizing the Use and Distribution of Digestate
Nigel Lee, General Manager, Amur (Chair)
Innes McEwan, Head of farming, Future Biogas
Stephen Temple, Director, Copys Green Farm
Anna Becvar, Director, EarthCare Technical
14:15 – 15: 15
With soil fertility and food security becoming an increasing concern, new markets are emerging for the natural fertilizer produced through anaerobic digestion. Discover how to cash-in on your digestate from those who are already succeeding.