June, 2022

13jun2:00 pm4:00 pmImagining BioproductsThe Gordon Schools, Huntly, AB54 4SEEvent Type:Meeting,Webinar & TalksTheme:Food & Agriculture

Event Details

Because they provide an alternative to petroleum-based products, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, bioproducts are more important than they have ever been, and science is rapidly developing new bioproducts for a wide range of innovative uses. For energy, biomaterials can generate fuels for heat or power and it is possible to manufacture biofoams, biorubber, and biocomposites from plant products for use in construction, pharmaceuticals, soap, cosmetics, and resins for industrial use. This SEDA Land Conversation will examine the current and potential range of bioproducts which are already, or could potentially be, produced in Scotland, their environmental benefits and risks, the value chains they bring, and the options for increasing the quantity of bioproducts produced from the land without compromising food security. Science and technology is evolving rapidly, with scope to enable communities and farmers to diversify into new products with the associated benefits to the local economy and the environment.

Chair: Gail Halvorsen, chair SEDA Land

Speakers

Prof Derek Stewart, Director of the Advances Plant Growth Centre, James Hutton Institute

Neil Sutherland, MAKAR Limited

Gary Newman, CEO, Woodknowledge Wales

Dr Douglas McKenzie, CEO, Xanthella

Jane Shields, Living Water

Artists

Tom Lyne, composer and bassist

Sophie Cooke, poet and novelist

Pupil, The Gordon Schools

More information and speaker bios.

Time

(Monday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

The Gordon Schools

Huntly, AB54 4SE

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