6 April 2022

Hemp Happening!

Organised by:

SCI's Agrisciences Group

STEM Centre, York, UK

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Prices start from £75.00

Early bird offer ends 23 February 2022

Synopsis

The first in a new series of events on non-food crops, Hemp Happening! will address issues around growing and using Industrial Hemp. Demand for Hemp fibre and shiv is growing with increasing interest in the use of sustainable natural fibres to support the transition to the low-carbon economy.

 

The morning session of this meeting will focus on the Hemp supply chain including agronomy, genetic improvement and regulation. Afternoon speakers will address the commercialisation of Hemp as a functional fibre in buildings, textiles and plastic composites.


Attendees

The event is intended to broker links between science, agriculture and industry, with a target audience of academics in the field including materials scientists and engineers, business and commercial managers, policy managers, marketing and product development managers, and technical and operations managers.


Programme

Wednesday 6 April

10:00
Registration and refreshments
10:30
Keynote: The Hemp Supply Chain in Yorkshire: Future End Uses and Associated Technologies
Helen Shiels, Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC)
10:50
Carbon Opportunities for Hemp in Agriculture
Anna Sellars, SAC Consulting, Scotland’s Rural College
11:05
Molecular Breeding of Novel Hemp Seed Oil Varieties
Ian Graham, University of York
11:20
Regulation of Hemp Growing and CBD
Adrian Charlton, Fera
11:35
Panel Q&A
11:55
Refreshment break
12:25
Medical Potential of Industrial Hemp
Callie Seaman, MedCan Support
12:40
Hemp Agronomy and Commercialisation
Nick Voase, East Yorkshire Hemp
12:55
Hemp in Biobased and other Textiles
Adrian Higson, NNFCC
13:10
Panel Q&A
13:30
Lunch
14:30
Hemp in Low-Carbon Buildings
Alex Sparrow, UK Hempcrete
14:45
Processing Hemp Fibre for High Value Products
Joshua Nusenbaum, SeFF Fibres
15:00
Crop fibres into New Plastics for the Circular Economy
John Williams, Aquapak Polymers & S'Investec
15:15
Panel Q&A
15:35
Networking Reception or Optional Tour of BDC facility leaving STEM Centre at 15:40
16:30
Close of event
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Venue and Contact

STEM Centre

STEM Centre
York
YO10 5DD

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees
Before early bird – Ends 23 February 2022
SCI member - £75
Non-member - £100
SCI student member - £35
After early bird
SCI member - £125
Non-member - £150
SCI student member - £45

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Organising committee

Peter Reineck, SCI
Richard Hopkins, SCI