The second RPA Biomass Conference was held on Tuesday 19 July 2005 at Queens’ College, Cambridge and was attended by over 200 delegates. The conference was followed by a Drinks Reception, sponsored by Renewables East and a Conference Dinner which was co-hosted by the RPA and Renewables East.
The Conference Programmes for both the Biomass and Biofuels Conferences can be found in the attachment at the bottom of the webpage, along with the presentations made at the Biomass Conference.
Topics discussed at this years conference included:
- The Biomass Task Force
- Defra funded Research & Development for Biomass
- Risk management and energy crop projects
- Biomass waste and the 2005/6 Review of the Renewables Obligation
Key industry and government figures who spoke at the conference included:
- Sir Ben Gill, Biomass Task Force
- Lord Bach, Defra
- Roy Collins, Department of Trade and Industry
- Graham Stowell, Bronzeoak
- Andy Baldock, Black & Veatch
- John Burns, Defra
- Gideon Richards, Consulting with a Purpose
- Roy Westwood, E.ON UK Renewables Ltd
- Gareth Gaunt, Renewable Energy Growers
- Gerald Tetchner, Enertech Engineering Consultants
- John Nangle, The Green Renewable Energy Company
Renewables East Biofuels Conference
Renewables East, the renewable energy agency for the East of England in association with the HGCA hosted their Biofuels conference on Wednesday 20 July. This event moved forward the debate on biofuels with a strong emphasis on the commercial and business issues surrounding the development of a UK biofuel industry.
Lord Oxburgh, Chairman of Shell, gave the oil companies perspective on biofuels, while Andrew Owens, Chief Executive of Greenergy, a company that has 5% share of the UK fuels market, talked about plans to use UK rapeseed in 2006. Other speakers covered environmental issues and look at why biofuels are good news for high performance cars.
All presentations made at the Biofuels Conference will be made available by Renewables East. Please contact James Beal on Tel: 01603 591415.
Site Tour of Elean Power Station
Approximately 50 delegates attended a complimentary tour of Elean Power Station, Ely, Cambridgeshire on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 July.
This 38MW plant strategically located in the UK’s major arable farming area, consumes 50 to 60 half-tonne straw bales per hour and is fed by a fleet of dedicated trucks collecting from farms up to 80km away.
If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Powell, the RPA Events Coordinator, on Tel: 020 7747 1841 or by Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Renewable Power Association July 19, 2005.