Developing Sustainable Bioenergy Crops for Future Climates

24-27th September 2017

Invited Speakers

We already have the following world-leading speakers confirmed for this meeting and more will be added in the coming weeks.


  • Malcolm Bennett, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Carl Bernacchi, University of Illinois, USA
  • Rishi Bhalerao, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden
  • Wout Boerjan, Ghent University, Belgium
  • John Clifton-Brown, IBERS Aberystwyth University, UK
  • Peter Coleman, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government
  • Fred van Eeuwijk, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK
  • Steve Hanley, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Antoine Harfouche, University of Tuscia, Italy
  • Astley Hastings, The University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Magnus Hertzberg, SweTree Technologies, Sweden
  • Joost JB Keurentjes, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Steve Long, University of Illinois, USA and Lancaster University, UK
  • Michele Morgante, IGA Technology Services, Italy
  • Andrea Polle, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Greg Rebetzke, CSIRO Canberra, Australia
  • Goetz Richter, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Paul Robson, IBERS Aberystwyth University, UK
  • Silvio Salvi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Raphael Slade, Imperial College London, UK
  • Gancho Slavov, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Larry Smart, Cornell University, USA
  • Gail Taylor, University of Southampton, UK
  • Patricia Thornley, University of Manchester, UK
  • Jerry Tuskan, Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • John Vogel, DoE Joint Genome Institute, US

Arundo under the mountain, A commercial biomass harvest, Developing black poplar leaves