Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crops and Climate Change 14 July

Next CPPS Event for the Diary: Workshop Day
Title: Crops and Climate Change
Date: 14 July 2011, 9:30-16:00
Venue: NIAB’s Innovation Farm, Cambridge CB3 0LE

The day will start with talks and poster booster sessions in the morning, and will conclude with a guided tour of NIAB’s Innovation Farm. Registration details will be advertised in subsequent newsletters, and on the CPPS website.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Crops, energy crops, and the carbon cycle: their impact on the EU’s RED

Special seminar at Broom's Barn, Department of Applied Crop Sciences, Rothamsted Research, Higham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6NP.

Dr Jeremy Woods, Imperial College London, Rothamsted Research, and Porter Alliance.

Tuesday 5th April 11.00am in the Hall

Please contact Belinda Townsend ( or 01284 812240 ) if you have any queries or would like to register your planned attendance.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Advances in Printing event 29 March

FREE Academic-Industry morning networking event
Tuesday 29 March 2011, Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

New materials are being introduced to printing all the time, with industry and academia pushing the boundaries for substrates and inks. At the same time, the need to pay attention to an efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste is also pointing at new directions for printing R&D. In this event we explore how new printing
technologies, materials and strategies can be used both within the sector and in other industries to widen the range of applications, increase efficiency and decrease use of resources and cost.

More information:

FREE InCrops technology adoption event 'Bioplastics' 23 March, Thetford 16:30 -19:00

InCrops Enterprise Hub invites you to "Opportunities, challenges and advances in processing and recycling of biopolymers" event on 23 March 2011 16:30 - 19:00, Keystone Innovation Centre, Thetford IP24 1JD.

The event is for businesses interested in sustainable alternatives to petrochemical plastics and those involved in the supply chain, conversion and recycling of plastics. This event is FREE to attend.

Hear from Matthew White of British Sugar about the challenges and opportunities for sugar-derived polymers, from Christoph Lohr of FKuR about the technical aspects of some bioplastics and from Marcel Arsand of Recoup on understanding the terminology, application options and recyclability.

Registration - to attend this event please contact Julia O’Rourke, InCrops events co-ordinator, by email or call 01603 591765 by 18th March.

Further information about the event and the InCrops Project is available at