Biofuels Industry gets £25 million of Capital Funding

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SMi is proud to present Neeraj Kaushal– Department of Transport as a new speaker on Energy from Waste conference.

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Industry News: Biofuels industry gets £25 million of capital funding.

Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced £25 million of capital funding to enable the construction of demonstration-scale waste to fuel and other advanced biofuel plants in the UK. The money will be used to underpin significant private sector investment in one or more demonstration-scale advanced biofuel plants in order to drive the development of the UK’s biofuel industry. The funding will be provided over three years from 2015 following a competition to identify the best and most suitable industry proposals.

Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “I am delighted that we are able to support these innovative technologies and believe that they will bring significant benefits to the UK. There are real opportunities for the UK to take a technological lead, driving growth, creating highly skilled jobs and seeing energy, security and environmental benefits." - 1 August 2013,

Against this backdrop SMi is proud to present Neeraj Kaushal – Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition (Project Manager) – Department of Transport as a new speaker on Energy from Waste conference. He will be presenting on 2015-16 Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition:
•£25m Government support for advanced biofuels
•Feasibility study
•Next steps

•Learn about and consider the issues expressed from the views of Energy from Waste operators
•Discuss methods and strategies for successful EfW projects
•Understand how to secure investments
•Analyse the current status of the EfW market and what the future holds
•Evaluate manufacturing and commercial transferring challenges
•Develop ideas to decrease risk, ensuring a sustainable future
•Network with key industry professionals from across the globe
•Hear presentations from leading industry experts including; SITA, Thames Water, British Airways, Shanks Waste Management, Green Gas UK, MVV Environmental and more

•Neeraj Kaushal – Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition (Project Manager) – Department of Transport
•Didar Dhillon, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
•John Twitchen, Executive Director, Copper Consulting
•Bill Chubb, CEO, Green Gas UK
•Mahmoud Abu-Ebid, CHPQA Programme Director and Business Manager CHP, Heat and CCS, Ricardo-AEA
•Councillor Barry Hargrove, Project office, Southwark Council
•Shelley De Souza, Senior Manager, Structured Finance Department, SMBC
•Stuart Hayward-Higham, Development Director, SITA
•Nick Mills, Sludge & Energy Innovation Manager, Thames Water
•Ian Goodfellow, Independent Consultant & Former Managing Director, Shanks Waste Management
•Alan Hartridge, Development Coordinator, Planning Services, Plymouth City Council
•Paul Carey, Managing Director, MVV Environmental Ltd

Only 2 weeks to register for this conference. For more information contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 20 7827 6156 or email agibbons(at)smi-online(dot)

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