Bioenergy Networking and Conference at Kew Botanical Garden, London
On the 27th of June 2019, Leeds University hosted an engaging conference at the splendid Kew Botanical Garden in London. The conference was titled "Plant Power: Bioenergy as a renewable resource." Notably, this conference featured renewable energy project partners, with Leeds University, represented by Energy Leeds, taking the lead in organizing and orchestrating the event. The choice of venue, Kew Botanical Garden, proved to be an excellent selection for the conference due to its renown for housing an extensive collection of plant species from around the globe.
Leeds University and its international partners presented a range of research projects during the conference, including:
- "Creating resilient sustainable micro-grids through hybrid renewable energy systems (CRESUM-HYRES)."
- "Solar Treatment of biomass for power generation using carbon slurries in hybrid renewable energy systems (ACERA)."
- "Bioenergy, clean water from invasive aquatic macrophytes (BEFWAM)."
- "Education for renewable Economic non-food sugar from variable mixed solid waste for high-value chemical products (MSW INDUK)."
Representing RDI at the conference were two senior research fellows, Dr. Saut Sagala and Dr. Yudha Prambudia. The attendees primarily consisted of members of Leeds University's staff and Ph.D. students, Kew Garden's staff, as well as researchers hailing from Uganda, Tanzania, Congo-Brazzaville, and India. Dr. Sagala delivered a presentation providing an overview of bioenergy in Indonesia. Throughout the conference, RDI, along with its fellow participants, engaged in the valuable exchange of knowledge and research ideas, fostering collaboration for future endeavors.