Bio-Renewables Event In the Humber

Humber Chemical Focus has announced a conference on the UK’s emerging and rapidly growing bio-renewables sector:

Bio-Renewables in the Humber – 20th October, Bishop Burton College, near Beverley

The event will feature a mix of participants and speakers from industry as well as policy experts. UK government targets, principally the Climate Change Act of 2008 and the EU renewable energy directive, mean that renewable energy must increase its contribution to our energy use by five times by 2020. Bio-renewables in particular is set to make up a third of the UK’s total renewable capability by 2020.

The conference will focus on opportunities for renewables companies and innovative research groups to contribute to meeting these objectives. Please visit the conference web site above to find out how to register to attend.

Back By Popular Demand: British Academy Small Grants!

Here’s the second piece of British Academy-related news this week: As previously announced on this blog at the end of July this year, the British Academy have decided to release another round of funding for their small research grants scheme.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000.

This scheme is very useful for humanities and social science researchers to carry out a pilot project which may then lead to larger grant funding in future. The deadline for applications, which must be prepared and submitted online using eGap2, is 9th November 2011. Please contact us if you require any support with your application, and remember to leave enough time to obtain approvals before submitting the form; we suggest at least 5 working days.