14th February 2007

 

BIOFUELS AND THE FUTURE

 

As efforts to combat climate change grow, biofuels are discussed as the key to all future energy strategies.

 

The University of Lincoln will host a one day conference entitled ‘Biofuels: the way ahead’ on Thursday 1st March.

 

The conference will address current and future issues including biomass production, biodiesel and bioethanol. The conference will pose the questions of where biofuels can go next, what research is needed and what are the political and economic constraints of biofuels?

 

There will be guest speakers from academia, industry and local and regional government offering their perspectives on the science, technology and economics of biofuel production and use.

 

Speakers include Cllr Marianne Overton (Lincolnshire County Council, Institute of Biology), Dr Angela Karp (Rothamsted Research), Dr Trevor Price (University of Glamorgan), Tony Sidwell (British Sugar), Dr Colin Leakey, Ken Shaw (Welsh Biofuels Ltd) and local project leaders.

 

This conference follows the successful ‘Launching Biofuels in Lincolnshire’ meeting which was held at the university in February 2006.

 

The conference will take place at the university’s Riseholme Park campus. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. The day costs £40 including VAT or £25 for IOB members, the price includes lunch and refreshments.

 

You can book a place at the conference online by visiting www.lincoln.ac.uk/conferences

 

Journalists are welcome to attend for free.

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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