Energy crop growers will have the opportunity to tour variety plots, listen to expert speakers and view an anaerobic digester plant and dryer at an energy crops event to be held at the KWS UK Maize (plant breeder) headquarters in Gloucestershire on 9 and 10 September 2019.
The event will start at a nearby hotel with an evening dinner on 9 September, when Future Biogas managing director, Philipp Lukas, will address delegates on the subject of carbon sequestration and the future of the anaerobic digestion industry over the next 5-10 years. On the following morning, growers will travel to the KWS maize site in Lydney to listen to presentations on maize, hybrid rye and beet by guest speakers including a representative from Vale Green Energy, who will
focus on crops for energy production.
Guests will have the opportunity to tour the plots, where the latest varieties of maize will be on view in the demonstration field. KWS product manager, John Burgess and KWS sales manager, John Morgan will be on hand to give agronomy advice and tips on selecting the best energy varieties for individual farm situations. They will also give a tour of the anaerobic digester plant and crop dryer, as well as showcasing new varieties prior to listing. In addition, there will be a demonstration of beet-washing and de-stoning.
Accommodation for guests who wish to attend the evening dinner and stay overnight is limited. For accommodation bookings, please telephone the St Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club hotel on 01291 625261, quoting the code L17. For more detailed information, or to register for the day time visit, contact Alison Phipps at [email protected]. Places are restricted and it is advisable to book early.
KWS UK Maize (plant breeder) headquarters in Gloucestershire