Past events

For information on our past events, please go the links below. Presentations and other resources from past events can be found in the members' section of the website. If you are not already a BioVale member, joining online is free and simple.

  • Minimising the environmental impact of AD digestate on farmland 6 Nov 2018. Considered the issue from the viewpoint of both policy makers and farmers and showcase some new technologies that might provide a solution for farmers as well as new value streams for AD operators.
  • Dealing with difficult feedstocks 9 May 2018. This meeting considered the regulatory and practical pitfalls around using problematic AD feedstocks such as poultry litter and straw.
  • Food Waste in Yorkshire: opportunities to add value 22 March 2018. This meeting presented the results of a food waste mapping project and  drew together food manufacturers with technology providers who can use food waste to make useful products as well as funders who can help support innovation projects.
  • BioVale Members’ event. 1st December 2017. Including BioVale review of the year.
  • Focus on feedstock. 1st November 2017. How to get your feedstock right and what to do when you get it wrong.
  • Pitch competition. 21st September 2017. An opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to gain valuable insights and form new business relationships in sustainable technologies that can help move us towards a circular bio-economy.
  • Value from food waste 21st September 2017. Breakfast meeting to discuss the opportunities, barriers and latest technologies for extracting high-value products from unavoidable food waste.
  • Biocamp 2017. 23-28th July. Intensive, week-long course for new, high-growth, bio-based businesses, giving them the tools they need to commercialise their idea and their company.
  • Skills for Breakfast 17th May 2017. A breakfast meeting organised by BioVale, Fera, NAFIC and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP. This provided an opportunity for businesses to network with skills providers to tell them what they want and find out what is on offer.
  • Optimising your AD Plant 14th March 2017. Half-day workshop workshop looking at the latest ideas and technologies to explore how you can get the best from your AD plant, maximising your performance and minimising your problems. Followed by a networking lunch and a tour of Amur’s new South Milford facility.
  • Biogas as transport fuel 24th November 2016. Half-day workshop considering the opportunities, risks and practicalities around the use of biomethane for transport in the light of imminent consultation on the Renewable Fuel Transport Obligations (RTFO). Followed by a networking lunch and a tour of JFS’s Leeming Bar facility.
  • The Future of Food manufacturing 4th November 2016. This panel discussion and networking event was organised by Business Insider with BioVale sponsorship.
  • AD seminar at the Great Yorkshire Show 12th July 2016. This event was a repeat of the successful June  workshop for delegates to the Great Yorkshire Show.
  • Using AD digestate on farmland 17th June, 2016. AD digestate can be used as a low-cost, sustainable source of crop fertiliser and organic matter. This half-day workshop explored the issues and the latest developments around using AD digestate on farmland. The meeting was followed by a networking lunch and a tour of GWE Biogas’s Driffield facility.
  • Industrial biotechnology in support of the UK bioeconomy 28th April. This meeting, organised by the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) and BioVale, provided insights into the bioeconomy landscape, showcased innovative UK biotech companies, and discussed opportunities and barriers to the development of this sector.
  • AD breakfast event 7th April, 2016. The launch of BioVale’s AD Special Interest Group was marked with a networking breakfast and a chance to see the BDC’s newly commissioned AD facilities.
  • Building the bioeconomy workshop 21 July 2015. YESI and BioVale invited University of York researchers to a half-day workshop on the bioeconomy, which informed academics of BioVale’s work and started to build a bioeconomy network among academics.
  • High-value products from Agricultural Waste, 3 June 2015 This event considered new opportunities for extracting high-value products from crop residues and crop processing waste. With the help of a panel of experts from academia, industry and farming, we shared the latest developments and success stories and discussed barriers to commercialisation.
  • Business Insider breakfast on biorenewables 10th February 2015. BioVale sponsored this Business insider event, which examined business opportunities in the biorenewables sector, including the R&D funding landscape.