Peterborough to host European Agri-Energy conference

Opportunity Peterborough, the city’s economic development company, is working with international partners to deliver a two-day Agri-Energy conference which will be held in Peterborough next week. The event, which is free to attend due to part funding from the EU LEADER programme, will showcase the latest research and best practice in energy-from-waste, biomass, biogas and renewable energy solutions for the agricultural and food and drink processing sectors.

The event, which will take place on 17th and 18th November at The Fleet in Fletton, will include a series of presentations, Q&As and networking opportunities with researchers and industry specialists from Italy and the UK, as well as with companies who are implementing agri-energy solutions on the ground.

Councillor Marco Cereste, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “It is a real coup for Peterborough to host this conference which will showcase the latest research and best practice in the energy sector. Together with our partners we’ve shaped a thought-provoking agenda with an impressive range of speakers who will present the latest research, insight and opportunities from the agri-energy sector. For local businesses operating in this industry, it’s an event not to be missed.”

Tom Hennessy, Senior Economic Development Manager at Opportunity Peterborough, said: “Peterborough has a fantastic international reputation for the strength of its environmental and food and drink business sectors; coupled with the city’s excellent infrastructure connectivity it’s the perfect host location for this conference.

“Opportunity Peterborough is delighted to be working with our Italian partners to deliver this free event. We hope local businesses operating in the environmental, agricultural and food and drink sectors make the most of the unique opportunity to gain the latest industry insight and best practice whilst networking with international and national organisations from the sector.”

The conference is free to attend but registration is essential. For more information about the agenda and to book, please click here.