Annual Researchers Meeting 2008
The Bioenergy Network of Excellence has just hosted its 5th Annual Researchers Meeting in Stratford, UK. NoE researchers travelled from the 8 partner countries to the Menzies Welcombe Hotel in Stratford for the 3 day event.
Over previous years, this meeting has proved to be a huge success among Work Package Leaders, Board Members and researchers alike, and the 2008 meeting was no exception.
A pre-meeting study tour to local Bioenergy sites of interest in Staffordshire kicked off the meeting, with 40 researchers taking the opportunity to visit the plants and technical facilities at Talbotts Biomass Energy and Eccleshall Biomass. Researchers also visited the impressive Miscanthus crop at Great Bridgfield in cooperation with colleagues at Bical.
Researchers were welcomed to the two day meeting on Tuesday 21 October by the Vice Chancellor of Aston University; Professor Julia King. Professor King highlighted progress, opportunities and the future of bioenergy in the West Midlands, as well as discussing the challenges that face renewable energy and the future of the NoE. She commended all researchers for taking part in the meeting and encouraged everybody to make the most of the opportunity to network and communicate with other bioenergy researchers.
During the two day meeting Work Package Leaders presented progress and reported on future planning for all of the JER projects, whilst "New Researchers" shared progress on research projects and identified opportunities for future collaboration within the NoE.
View a selection of photos from the Meeting
View a selection of photos from the Pre-Meeting Study Tour
Download the presentations from the meeting