Parallel streams at bioenergy summit

The NextGen event is intended to appeal to energy professionals across a wide range of sectors.

THE bioenergy and renewable energy generation event Nextgen returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 8 – 9 October 2014.

Intended to appeal to developers working in both rural and urban environments, Nextgen, incorporating ebec, brings together a selection of expert advice clinics, industry networking opportunties and a major exhibition featuring over 175 suppliers. It also supports a CPD-accredited free seminar programme across four dedicated theatres.
This programme caters for energy professionals from across a wide range of industry sectors, including farmers, engineers, specifiers, energy managers, architects and local authorities. The organisers says it will offer a deep insight into the opportunities, pitfalls and challenges around financing, installing, and maintaining renewable technology systems, drawing on expert industry knowledge and live case studies.
Four separate theatres will run concurrently: A NextGen theatre and three others addressing, respectively: “Agri-rural AD”, “Agri-rural Biomass”, and “Municipal Energy”.

The Nextgen Theatre, in collaboration with the REA, takes an in-depth look at current market issues, policy, legislation and industry analysis. Speaker and session highlights include the Big Bio-energy Debate: “Good News or Environmental Disaster?” It features
Stewart Boyle, an author, environmentalist and energy consultant, and Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change with the NFU.

The Agri-Rural – AD Theatre takes a practical, technical look at all the key aspects of planning and commissioning successful AD plants, as well as providing a detailed analysis of how to optimise plant performance. Speaker and session highlights include: “Best practise in AD Sessions” with David Collins of the REA, Stuart Easterbrook of National Grid, Tony Wilson of Tamar Energy, and Klaus Ferk of FAN Separator GmbH (AA).
The Agri-Rural – Biomass Theatre focuses on one of the UK’s great potential energy sources for localised, sustainable heating. Speaker and session highlights include “Biomass in commercial operations: the business case grows”, and “Case Study: Biomass heating for Bernard Matthews Poultry” with Paul Clark of Rural Energy (session chair), and George Youngs, Commercial Manager, Green Energy with Bernard Matthews.
The Municipal Energy Theatre focuses on the challenges facing the urban environment in delivering energy security, sustainability and affordability.
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