AAB - President



Non Food Uses of Crops
To be held at
Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, Bedfordshire, UK
10-11 May 2010
BASIS points have been applied for

Renewable materials derived from crops can help developed economies to meet their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time they can allow diversifying of the types of enterprises available to a sustainable agricultural industry by developing new markets. Through both the Competitive Industrial Materials from Non Food Crops, and the Renewable Materials LINK schemes in the UK, as well as various EU research programmes over the past decade, a number of projects have been funded on non food uses of crops. This conference aims to bring together the research carried out in the UK and elsewhere, to review progress and to assess the current opportunities for both novel crop species, and non food uses of conventional crops. Papers are invited covering research relating to product manufacture and testing, supply chains, agronomy, processing and manufacture as well as market development.

The aim is to hold a multidisciplinary meeting covering the non food uses of crops in the broadest sense. The conference will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, and industries engaging with development of renewable products from plants.

Papers offered in the following areas are encouraged:

• policy drivers, supply chain development, market potential, biomass productivity

• platform chemicals, bioerefining, upgrading of crop residues

• pharmaceutical and personal care products

• second generation renewable energy technologies, anaerobic digestion of crop residues,

pyrolysis, biochar

• fibres and fibre processing, biocomposites and biopolymers

• colours, pigments, antioxidants and other speciality chemicals

Papers and posters from the conference will be reproduced in a volume of Aspects of Applied Biology, which will be available to delegates at the conference.

There will be a £25.00 administration fee on all cancellations.  No cancellations after 30 April.  Register by 30 April to avoid the late booking fee of £25.00. 



Registration fees for the whole conference include attendance on both days including lunch & refreshments, the conference dinnner and accommodation on Monday 10 May, breakfast on Tuesday 11 May, a copy of Aspects of Applied Biology 101, and VAT.

Daily registration fees include attendance on either day, lunch & refreshments, a copy of Aspects of Applied Biology 101, and VAT.


Registration fees are as follows:


Whole conference (including dinner and overnight accommodation)

AAB Members              £285.00

AAB Retired Members    £250.00

AAB Student Members   £210.00

Non Members               £335.00

Student Non Members   £240.00


Daily registration fees (per day) are as follows:

AAB Members              £135.00

AAB Retired Members    £110.00

AAB Student Members   £80.00

Non Members               £166.00

Student Non Members   £95.00 


Details of how to get to Wyboston Lakes conference centre (the accommodation is onsite), will be sent to delegates after registering for the conference.  Further details can be found by clicking here


Directions on how to get to the venue can be found by clicking here.

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