Energy Use in Food Chains

1 July 2015

Research Councils UK National Centre for Sustainable

Energy Use in Food Chains – Industry Day

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Brunel University London
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH

Thank you to those who have registered for the National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF’s) Industry Day and the launch of the Centre’s new facilities at Brunel University London on Wednesday 1st July.

I am delighted to reveal below, the programme for the event. It will report on research priorities and funding opportunities from the Research Councils and Innovate UK, provide examples of fruitful collaboration between the Centre and industry and display the wide range of projects currently under way. The aim is to report outcomes and increase further engagement and collaboration with our key stakeholders.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Please register here if you have not yet done so and encourage other colleagues to attend.

If you have any queries, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you on 1st July.

Best wishes


Professor Savvas Tassou
Director, CSEF

CSEF is funded by the Research Councils UK and has been established to contribute to the national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to 1990 levels by 2050. CSEF, which is led by Brunel University London in partnership with the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham, investigates and develops innovative approaches and technologies to effect substantial energy demand reductions in food chains. Central to the project is working with industry partners to explore and evaluate solutions that enable energy and cost savings to be made.


10.30 Registration and coffee

11.00 Welcome
Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice Chancellor and Principal,
Brunel University London

Research Councils UK Energy Programme
Dr Kathryn Magnay – Head of RCUK Energy Programme

ESRC’s Food, Energy, Water Nexus and Food Resilience Programmes
Eloise Meller, Deputy Team Head, Economic Performance and
Environment Team, ESRC

Innovate UK AgriFood Strategy and Funding for
Collaborative Innovation Research

Dr John Whittall, Lead Technologist for Sustainable Agriculture and
Food, Innovate UK

Food and Drink Federation- Strategy and Approaches for
Energy Demand Reduction in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Sector

Stephen Reeson, Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy, FDF

CSEF-Objectives and Progress to Date
Professor Savvas Tassou, Director, CSEF

Working with CSEF – Industry Perspectives
Nick Atkins, Engineering Manager, Airside Products, GEA Searle

Dr Simon Fox –Associate Director: Coffee Process Technology, Mondelez

Q & A

13.10 Networking lunch and project poster display

14.15 Walk to CSEF

14.30 Launch of New Facilities

14.40 Tour of Facilities

15.30 Close